The Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS) at TU Dortmund University is responsible for scientific accompanying research of the project DoProfiL. During the scope of this project researchers involved in teacher education as well as higher education at the TU Dortmund work together headed by the Dortmund competence center for teacher training and educational research (DoKoLL) and rectorship. The aim of the scientific accompanying research is to monitor developments in the institutional and individual context for the duration of the project.
DoProfiL aims for reorientation of teacher education by means of review, modification and redevelopment of curricula, methods, learning/teaching formats, subject-related culture and academic structures based on a comprehensive understanding of inclusion as well as connection of theory and practice. At TU Dortmund university a number of key players in teacher and academic education are involved in the project under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Stephan Hußmann (Dortmund competence center for teacher training and educational research, DoKoLL) and Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel (prorector diversity management).
Structural changes are targeted to gain expertise in the field of inclusive schooling and in order to prepare students for the second part of their education and their practice as teachers. The IFS is responsible for scientific accompanying research of the project DoProfiL. The aim of this scientific accompanying research is to monitor developments during the project and contribute to quality assurance.
On the institutional level a content analysis of the handbooks of modules for teacher education is carried out. Furthermore, lecturers are asked to participate in a standardized online poll each semester to evaluate new or modificated formats of teacher training seminars.
On the individual level the focus of the investigations is on attitude and professional competencies of students. Students of all five teacher education courses provided at TU Dortmund are interviewed thrice during their studies. The interviews are carried out in two cohorts: a) students in bachelor courses, b) students in master courses. The first survey took place in winter semester 2016/2017, whereby 539 bachelor students and 404 master students participated.
- Prof. Dr. Wilfries Bos
- Anna Vaskova
- Björn Hermstein
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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.