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Digital conference program - September 22nd, 2022

6th IFS-Education Dialogue „Learning in and for School in the Age of Digitality – Opportunities and Challenges for Teachers, Classes and Learners“




Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany (Executive Director of the IFS)
Prof. Dr. Norbert Zmyj (Prodean Structure and Finances Faculty of Education, Psychology and Educational Research)

OVERVIEW LECTURE Learning in and for school in the age of digitality: (How) Can digital literacy be taught?

Prof. Dr. Michael Kerres (University Duisburg-Essen)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Learning situation with digital media in school

Research-based learning with digital media in science lessons – how does it work well?
Prof. Dr. Katharina Scheiter (University Potsdam)

Learning in and for school in the age of digital – a look at everyday school life
Christof Schraven (Principal Gemeinschaftsgrundschule am Weyer)

Plenary discussion
12:30 Lunch break

FOCUS TOPIC Performance/testing situation with digital media

Effects of digital media on affective characteristics in performance situations (findings of the LL-digital study)
Thomas Brüggemann (IFS, TU Dortmund University)

Digital diagnostics with LeOniE.SH – wish vs. reality
Nadja Einhaus (Institute for Quality Development at Schools Schleswig-Holstein)

Plenary discussion

FOCUS TOPIC Data-based decision-making – datengestützte Gestaltung von Lernprozessen

How to translate data into the design of learning processes? Concepts and findings on data-based decision making
Prof. Dr. Elmar Souvignier (Professor for Diagnostics and Evaluation in the School Context at the WWU)

Learning curve diagnostics and differentiated support – insights into the practice of an elementary school
Moritz Uibel (Deputy Headmaster of the Buntentorsteinweg Primary School)

Plenary discussion
15:20 Coffee break

INPUT LECTURE School in the digital age – this is how it can succeed!

Jacob Chammon (Board of Directors Forum Bildung Digitalisierung)

Plenary discussion


Kolja Brandtstedt (Pacemaker Initiative)
Martin Depenbrock (Head of Digitalization, "Masterplan Digitale Bildung" of the City of Dortmund)
Prof. Dr. Fani Lauermann (IFS, TU Dortmund University)
Wolfram Otto (Comprehensive School Management Evangelisches Schulzentrum Martinschule Greifswald)
Dr. Ekkehard Winter (Managing Director Deutsche Telekom Foundation)


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.