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IFS Virtual Keynote Series

The Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS) at TU Dortmund University organizes the IFS Virtual Keynote Series, an event that is internationally oriented and dedicated to significant topics in empirical educational research.

In 2022, the IFS Virtual Keynote Series was devoted to topics of great importance to empirical educational research: Innovations for Instructional Design and Interventions that Support Students' Academic Success. The event took place online via Zoom.

Renowned international researchers presented their research findings in these areas and were available for subsequent discussion. The aim was to shed light on the topics in an interdisciplinary manner. In addition, different theoretical approaches as well as methodological approaches were presented and different research findings on the main topics were compiled.

We are looking forward to next year with a new IFS Virtual Keynote!

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The detailed program is available for download here.

24th January
03:15 - 05:45 p.m.

Innovations for Instructional Design

Designing Advanced Learning Technologies to Capture Multimodal Real-Time Self-Regulated Learning Processes

Opportunities for Educational Research Born of a Long-Running Partnership with a Mathematics Learning Platform


Prof. Roger Azevedo, PhD
(University of Central Florida)

Asst. Prof. Teya Rutherford, PhD (University of Delaware)
31st January
03:15 - 05:45 p.m.

Interventions that Support Students' Academic Success

Promoting Motivation and Performance in Gateway STEM Classes with Value Interventions: Challenges and New Directions

What We Learned from 10 Years of Mindset Intervention Research?


Prof. Judy Harackiewicz, PhD (University of Wisconsin)

Assoc. Prof. David Yeager, PhD (University of Texas)

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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.