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Digital conference program 2021

1st IFS Virtual Keynote Series


06th May
2.15 – 5.15 p.m.

Education and Societal Diversity

The Role of Parent Educational Attainment on Parenting and the Developing Child
Prof. Pamela Davis-Kean, PhD (University of Michigan)

A Cocurricular Model for Developing the Next Generation of Community Engaged Scholars
Assoc. Prof. DeLeon Gray, PhD (North Carolina State University)

Open-mindedness: The Key to Creating Culturally Responsive and Motivationally Supportive Learning Contexts
Prof. Revathy Kumar, PhD (University of Toledo)
10th June
3.15 – 6.15 p.m.

Education in the Digital World

How Have Digital Technologies Changed Reading?
Prof. Daniel Willingham, PhD (University of Virginia)

Using Student Data to Personalize, Adapt, Support, and Improve Learning
Asst. Prof. Matt Bernacki, PhD (University of North Carolina)

Rethinking Grading and Assessment for New (& Old) Worlds
Prof. Barry Fishman, PhD (University of Michigan)
08th July
2.15 – 5.15 p.m.

Civic Literacy

Civic Education in East Asia
Asst. Prof. Dr. Frank Reichert (University of Hong Kong)

Inequality in Citizenship Competences: Citizenship Education and Policy in the Netherlands
Asst. Prof. Dr. Anke Munniksma (University of Amsterdam)

The Relationship between Civic Literacy and Basic Literacy: Reflections on ICCS 2016 Results from Norway
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Idunn Seland & Research Prof. Dr. Lihong Huang (Oslo Metropolitan University)

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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.