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Project duration 01.11.2015 - 31.05.2019

Ganz In II – More Future with All-Day Schooling, the new All-Day School NRW

The project focus is on the development of instruction in a selected subject and a subject-specific theme in one of 29 Ganz In schools, itensifying and continuing the sucessful work over the last many years. Support for the transfer process within and between schools has been increased and tranfers to other schools has been made possible.

Own funds of Universität Duisburg-Essen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund 


Project description

With the aim of reducing socially determined educational inequalities, strengthening educational potential, and to promote school development processes, the first phase of "Ganz In" supported 30 schools from NRW with the transition from half-day to full-day school systems. Developmental trajectories were tested, conditions necessary for success identified, and the quality of teaching raised through subject related instructional frameworks. In the second phase the focus is on the development of instruction in school-selected areas of priority through theory-to-practice application.

Blau-orangener Schriftzug Ganz-In und schwarzer Schriftzug des Projektnamens Mit Ganztag mehr Zukunft. Das neue Ganztagsgymnasium NRW

The project promotes advisory and knowledge-exchange networks that support subject specific training and practical application. To further this aim, different types of exercises and methods are planned (eg. advisory and exchange networks). Areas of content include the selection of at least one main subject (German, English, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics) and one extended theme (Self-regulated learning, working with parents, individual support, continual language education, transition GS-GY). In addition to human and material resources, data for school and instruction development is also provided.

The accompanying research takes a comprehensive approach researching areas of development, knowledge transfer and its effects on organization, personnel and instruction, as well as product development. The research consists of the education monitoring focused on the school environment, participation, instruction quality and central aspects of the full-time schedule. Also included in the accompanying research are school development reports used to document the educational development and resulting products. Qualitative and quantitative methods are used to evaluate the didactic interventions and extended themes. Expected results of the project are strong learning and organizational designs for all-day schooling and the further development of instruction taking into account the opportunities and challenges of all-day schooling in terms of a professional, methodological, and support orientated approach. 

Lead researcher at IFS

Project management

  • Dr. Hanna Pfänder

Project team

  • Dr. Katharina Sartory
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Günter Holtappels (IFS)
  • Prof. Dr. Beutel (IADS)
  • Prof. Dr. Hußmann (IEEM)

External project partners

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • Prof. Dr. Ritter (Englisches Seminar)
  • Prof. Dr. Wirth (Institut für Pädagogik)

Universität Duisburg-Essen

  • Prof. Dr. Bremerich-Vos (Institut für Germanistik)
  • Prof. Dr. Fischer (Didaktik der Physik)
  • Prof. Dr. Leutner (Lehrstuhl für Lehr-Lernpsychologie)
  • Prof. Dr. Sandmann, Prof. Dr. Schmiemann (Fakultät für Biologie)
  • Prof. Dr. Sumfleth (Lehrstuhl für Didaktik der Chemie)

WWU Münster

  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie van Ophuysen

Further information

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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.