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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology
Main conference program – September 21st, 2017

2nd IFS-Education Dialogue „Digitization in School Education – Opportunities and Challenges“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Weißes Buchcover mit Abbildung einer Schulklasse und schwarzen Schriftzug Digitalisierung in der schulischen Bildung - Chancen und Herausforderungen © Waxmann

An edited volume has been published for the con­fe­rence, more in­for­mation can be found here.




Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity)
Yvonne Gebauer (Minister for School and Education of the State of NRW)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel (Prorector Diversity management, TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Goll (Dean of the Fakulty 12, TU Dortmund University)

OVERVIEW LECTURE Digitization in school education – current developments, opportunities and challenges

Prof. Dr. Birgit Eickelmann (University Paderborn)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Promoting learning through digital education

Empirical insights into the effectiveness of different approaches to digitally supported learning
Dr. Heike Schaumburg (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Promoting learning through digital education among children and young people with a migration background
Susanne Schneider (LIFE e.V., Berlin)

Plenary discussion
12:45 Lunch break

FOCUS TOPIC Teacher competencies and framework conditions for digitization in education

Resources, attitudes and teacher education in the field of digitalization
Dr. Ramona Lorenz (TU Dortmund University)

School in the digital age – on the way to an IT infrastructure conducive to learning
Birgit Giering (Medienberatung NRW)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Risks of digitalization – cyberbullying, digital addiction and other challenges

Cyberbullying, excessive internet use and sexting – An overview from a scientific perspective
Prof. Dr. Jan Pfetsch (TU Berlin)

Dealing with digital addiction and other risks
Michael Knothe (Fachverband Medienabhängigkeit e.V.)

Plenary discussion
15:45 Coffee break

PANEL DISCUSSION Opportunities and Challenges of Digitization in Education – Approaches in Educational Policy, Educational Practice and Educational Research

Oberschulrat Arthur Gottwald (Representative of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) / Oberstudiendirektor Dr. Andreas Pallack (Principal Franz-Stock-Gymnasium) / Ralph Müller-Eiselt (Bertelsmann Stiftung) / Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (TU Dortmund University)