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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)


Cafeteria menus

Location & approach

The most convenient highway exits are on the B 1/A 40 (Dortmund-Barop) (closer to the North Campus) and on the A45 (Dortmund-Eichlinghofen). The university is signposted at both exits. In the local road network you will find signs to Campus Nord, where the Campus Treff is also located. From Emil-Figge-Strasse, entrance no. 18 and from Vogelspothsweg entrance no. 23 lead to parking spaces near the venue.

From Dortmund main station, take the S-Bahn "S1" in the direction of Solingen on track 7 to the stop "Dortmund-Universität" (price level A). The S-Bahn runs every 15 minutes during peak hours on weekdays and takes about 6 minutes. From Düsseldorf, the S-Bahn runs every 30 minutes. Directly at the S-Bahn station you will find the CDI building, which houses the Center for Research on Education and School Development.

One of the university's landmarks is the H-Bahn, which has two terminuses on the North Campus. One is located directly above the S-Bahn station and is easily accessible from it by elevators. The other is located in the center of Campus North at the bridge between the University Library and the Mensa, right next to the Audimax. The H-Bahn runs from here to the South Campus and the Eichlinghofen district.

Dortmund has an airport connected with some destinations in Central Europe. There are regular flights, for example, to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Katowice, Krakow, Leipzig-Halle, London, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Poznan, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. For the approximately 20 kilometers from the Dortmund airport to the campus, you can take the bus to the main train station and from there the S-Bahn. Faster is usually the use of a cab. Far more international flight connections are offered by the Rhine-Ruhr Airport in Düsseldorf, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.