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Main conference program – September 27th, 2018

3rd IFS-Education Dialogue „Teacher Education – Potentials and Challenges in the three Phases“

Publication volume of the con­fe­rence

Weißes Buchcover mit Abbildung einer Lehrkraft mit Tafel im Hintergrund und schwarzen Schriftzug Lehrerbildung - Potentiale und Herausforderungen in den drei Phasen © 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)
Prof. Dr. Insa Melle (Prorector Academic Affairs, TU Dortmund University)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Goll (Dean of the Fakulty 12, TU Dortmund University)

OVERVIEW LECTURE Teacher Education – An Overview

Teacher knowledge and its acquisition – What does a teacher need to know and where does she learn it?
Prof. Dr. Thamar Voss (University Freiburg)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Practical components in the first two phases of teacher education

Empirical findings on the effects of practical phases
Prof. Dr. Johannes König (University of Cologne)

Praktische Anteile in der Lehrerbildung
Dr. Thomas Kratzert (Center for Practical Teacher Training Dortmund)

Plenary discussion
12:45 Lunch break

STATEMENT Career entry into the teaching profession

How lateral entry can succeed - A practical example
Ulf Matysiak (Teach First Deutschland)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Continuing education in the teaching profession

Elements of successful continuing education
Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter (University Potsdam)

Successful concepts of continuing education for teachers
Dr. Steffi Missal (LISUM Berlin und Deutscher Verein zur Förderung von Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerfortbildung e.V.)

Plenary discussion

PANEL DISCUSSION The future of teacher education

Prof. Dr. Stephan Hußmann (TU Dortmund University) / Dr. Fridtjof Filmer (Representative of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) / Jürgen Wesche (Principal)

Plenary discussion


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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.