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Practical comments on the quality of teaching

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19.10.2020 – The quality of teaching with its three basic dimensions, class management, cognitive activation and constructive support, is of great importance for the success of learning processes. For teachers, statements about the various design aspects of the three basic dimensions can provide important information about the quality of their own teaching. In order to give them the opportunity to secure and develop their own teaching quality, both assessments by the students and self-reflection can be helpful. In its latest practical contribution, the IFS presents a basis for reflecting on the quality of one’s own teaching.

 

Digitization in rural areas – interview with PD Dr. Ramona Lorenz

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14.10.2020 – It is often assumed that there is a digital gap between urban and rural areas, also with regard to education. However, the fact that this picture is thought too simply and is actually much more detailed, is often overlooked. In an interview with the bpb workshop, PD Dr. Ramona Lorenz cleared up common prejudices and talked about the special potential of digitization in rural areas, from webinars to networking opportunities.

 

Nurit Viesel-Nordmeyer: Successful disputation

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07.10.2020 – The IFS congratulates Nurit Viesel-Nordmeyer on successfully passing the disputation! In her doctorate in educational science, she worked as a doctoral candidate from Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos and Prof. Dr. Ute Ritterfeld and dealt intensively with the topic of "Relationships between linguistic skills and mathematical learning from pre-school to the end of elementary school age with special consideration of working memory".

 

Homeschooling: what has happened since spring? Nele McElvany in conversation with Focus Online

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06.10.2020 – The new school year has started and it is the declared goal of the Prime Ministers that schools should stay open throughout the winter.But what if that is not feasible, how well are schools prepared? In an interview with Focus Online, Nele McElvany, executive director of the IFS, emphasizes that a lot has already happened, but there is also still a lot of room for improvement. In particular, the still non-existent technical equipment and the lack of uniform school concepts are worrying.

 

IFS survey on teaching during the Coronavirus pandemic: Well-being of teachers

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02.10.2020 – The study "Teaching during the coronavirus pandemic" aimed to gain empirical knowledge about teaching during the Corona pandemic in Germany. While the first part focused on the framework conditions and their effects, the second part deals with the teachers' experience of the Corona crisis: How satisfied were they with their job, did they experience appreciation, how did they feel stress?

 

Out now: Latest issue of the Journal for Educational Research Online

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29.09.2020 – The newly published edition of the Journal for Educational Research Online (jero) deals with the main topic "Educational processes, educational decisions and competence development in different phases of life - current research results from NEPS". The open access journal covers the various disciplines involved in educational research and the entire thematic range of educational research and appears twice a year. We wish you an exciting read!

 

21st volume of the Yearbook of School Development published

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17.09.2020 – The 21st volume of the Yearbook of School Development has been published! The nine contributions focus on the main topic "Cooperation and professionalization in the context of school development and teaching" and deal with theoretical approaches and studies on research questions that concern the workplace, the cooperation and the skills of teachers and central problems for the development of Schools and their learning culture. Since 1980, the Yearbook of School Development has been providing information every two years about significant developments in schools and the educational system and thus provides a scientifically sound reference work for all those who deal with questions of the education system, its analysis and design in schools, school administration, science and politics.

 

International Day of Literacy

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08.09.2020 – Every year on September 8th, the UNESCO reminds the importance of strengthening reading and writing skills, because 773 million people around the world still lack basic literacy skills. This year, International Literacy Day is dedicated to teaching and learning during the Corona crisis. After all, reading and writing are irreplaceable for participating in everyday digital life. As a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of AlphaDekade, Professor Nele McElvany points out the great importance of school reading promotion for educational success and social participation and advocates that optimal learning opportunities for different target groups should be created and continuously developed.

 

Homeschooling during school closings due to Corona - IFS surveys parents and secondary school students nationwide

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11.08.2020 – The corona pandemic was and is an extraordinary challenge for all of us, especially in schools. How did parents and their children in grades 5 to 10 experience teaching from home? In what form did the learning take place during this time? What went well and what could be improved? In order to find out and to draw possible conclusions for a sustainable design and further development of schools and lessons, the IFS has developed two nationwide studies. Schoolchildren are welcome to visit https://umfragen.tu-dortmund.de/index.php/416434?lang=de and parents at https://umfragen.tu-dortmund.de/index.php/439945?lang= de participate in the survey. Thanks for your support!

 

PIRLS meeting: important milestone

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07.08.2020 – During the 5th meeting of the National Research Coordinators (NRC), the results of the field tests were evaluated and discussed digitally, in which a total of 68 countries participated with their scientific project management. That was an important date for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2021. Despite the corona pandemic, it was possible to check the test instruments in the participating countries on a total of almost 13,000 pupils. The instruments were optimized on the basis of the field tests’ results and expanded to include the issue of the effects of COVID-19 on school life. The next steps now involve adapting the finalized, internationally provided test instruments for national use. The course has thus been set for the main survey taking place next year - we are very much looking forward to it.

 

IFS in conversation with WAZ: School digitization changes the role of teachers

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30.07.2020 – In the context of digitization, is it sufficient to provide devices for everyone? Based on that question, PD Dr. Ramona Lorenz talked to the WAZ which other requirements are necessary to integrate digital media into learning processes in a way that promotes learning. In addition to the skills of the students and the teachers in dealing with digital media – and, very important, not only in the technical sense - she also addressed the change of the teachers’ role through digitization.

 

5th Education Dialogue is postponed to September 2021

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16.07.2020 – Despite our hopes that the 5th Education Dialogue will take place in September as planned, we have to say with great regret that due to the corona pandemic, we have decided to postpone the event by September 2021. The good news: Professor Anita Schilcher has already confirmed participation with her overview lecture. We will announce the new date shortly. We are already looking forward to your participation and exchange with each other in the coming year!

 

Completion of the project LeseDif

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10.07.2020 – From September 2016 to December 2019, the DFG-funded project LeseDif examined reading skills of elementary school children in the context of social heterogeneity. The meaning of student and instructional aspects for the reading performance of fourth-grade pupils were analyzed on the basis of data from the German sample from PIRLS 2006. The research team put special emphasis on the effects on reading performance of children from families with low socio-economic status and children with a migration background. It was shown, for example, that the medium socioeconomic status was in a positive, the proportion of children with a migration background in a negative connection with medium literacy. In addition, various teaching measures, which can be assigned to the teaching quality dimension of cognitive activation, were positively related to reading literacy. The effects of the composition of the class on reading skills were not conveyed by the measure of cognitive activation. On the one hand, the results of the study contribute to the knowledge gained about the condition factors of reading on the part of pupils and teaching, while on the other hand, they also offer possible starting points for school support in reading-related teaching and targeted interventions for educational practice.

 

PIRLS consortium: Successful and constructive project meeting

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08.07.2020 – The next main survey of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (IGLU) will take place in spring 2021. Thus, all project partners (University of Regensburg, DIPF, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Goethe University of Frankfurt, IEA Hamburg and the IFS) met virtually on July 7, 2020, to evaluate the results of the field test and to decide which adjustments are necessary for the main survey. Thank you for the constructive meeting!

 

Final grades and the Corona virus: The IFS talks to SPIEGEL

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06.07.2020 – Prior to the final A-level exams in Germany, people expressed concerns that the “Corona Abitur” might result in poorer results for the pupils. Now, however, the first federal states, Berlin and Hamburg, have reported an improvement in the Abitur average, while other federal states were able to attest a constant level of the average grade. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Nele McElvany discussed reasons that could support this development and why one should not (yet) assume a corona bonus from the perspective of empirical educational research.

 

Nele McElvany: Election as prorector research

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03.07.2020 – On July 3, 2020, the Elective Assembly of TU Dortmund University elected Nele McElvany as prorector research. As of September 1, 2020, she will succeed Prof. Gabriele Sadowski. The IFS is pleased for her and congratulates her on this election!

 

PhD conference: Discussion and support of the structural progress of the PhD students’ work

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01.07.2020 – At the end of each semester, there is a PhD conference: In small groups, doctoral students report on the structural status in the context of their doctoral project and can communicate needs or difficulties. This year, the corona pandemic was also omnipresent: many doctoral candidates who actually wanted to collect data during this time could not do so due to the corona pandemic, so that possible solutions were jointly identified.

 

Nele McElvany talks to Rheinische Post about the investment package for “School digitization” in NRW

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30.06.2020 – During the last weeks, digital distance learning has been tested and used nationwide for the first time in Germany due to the corona-related school closings. The result: sobering, because there is a lack of end devices for students and teachers as well as learning platforms and the necessary knowledge how to use it. As a result, the school and education ministry in NRW plans an investment boost of 350 million euros for measures in the areas of technology, pedagogy and qualification. Nele McElvany classifies these suggestions in conversation with the Rheinische Post and says that it is generally a good, but only a first step in the right direction. Not only NRW, but also the whole of Germany is still at the beginning of equipping schools with hardware and digitization. Plans are needed in terms of funding, but also in terms of concepts, because: 'There cannot be only one concept for everyone and everything.' The Corona study among teachers carried out at the IFS also showed that the problems range from unstable internet connections to lack of media literacy is enough - so there is still a lot to do.

 

Congrats to Dr. Hanna Pfänder and her successful scientific talk as part of her habilitation

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24.06.2020 – As part of her habilitation, Dr. Hanna Pfänder, head of the project “Gemeinsam Ganztag”, gave a scientific talk about “Shaping the municipal educational landscape: The Bureau of Education as interface operator” on June 24 and discussed it successfully. Thus, after her inaugural lecture, she will be awarded with the venia legendi in the discipline “Educational science with a focus on research on school development”. Congratulations!

 

IFS lecture series with Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg: What policy change means for education

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19.06.2020 – On June 18, MD Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg was welcomed as a guest lecturer to the IFS lecture series “Political and civic education”. During his lecture, Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg, head of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) department “Policy issues and Strategies; Coordination”, talked about changes in politics and its meaning for society and education. Moreover, he discussed the politics’ possibilities to shape civic education. Thank you for the interesting lecture!

 

June 18: IFS lecture series with Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg (BMBF)

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15.06.2020 – The IFS is looking forward to featuring MD Matthias Graf von Kielmansegg, head of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) department “Policy issues and Strategies; Coordination, in its lecture series “Political and civic education”. On June 18, starting at 2:15 p.m., he will talk about “Political education in school – sober passion for practical reasoning”. Please feel free to participate and discuss actively in this virtual lecture session!

 

Rahim Schaufelberger completes promotion

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28.05.2020 – The IFS congratulates Rahim Schaufelberger, research fellow in the working group of Professor McElvany and graduate student of retired Professor Wilfried Bos, on his successful disputation today. He earns his doctorate in educational science. In his dissertation, he analyzed “Post-secondary educational choices and the effects of social background: An analysis with NEPS-context”.

 

IFS publishes selected contributions of cancelled conferences in spring 2020

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19.05.2020 – Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, conferences like the DGfE in Cologne, the GEBF in Potsdam or the AERA in San Francisco had to be cancelled. As a consequence, the IFS, like many others, could not present or discuss its recent research results. Therefore, we are quite pleased to present some selected contributions that had been accepted at the conferences on our website. We wish you a good read.

 

New project has started: School integration of newly immigrated children

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05.05.2020 – Since 1 May 2020, a new project has started at the IFS: School integration of newly immigrated children: An environmental multilevel perspective. The project, funded by Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR), aims to identify determinants of the integration in school of refugee and newly immigrated children. Therefore, the study will conduct surveys with children in grade four. Prof. Nele McElvany, Prof. Philipp Jugert from the University of Duisburg-Essen and Prof. Birgit Leyendecker from the Ruhr-University Bochum collaborate in the project. We’re looking forward to a perceptive project!

 

IFS lecture series with Professor Bryony Hoskins: Social reproduction of inequalities in political engagement

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29.04.2020 – The first virtual IFS lecture series “Political and civic education” featured Professor Dr. Bryony Hoskins, (Roehampton University). In her presentation “Education, Democracy and Inequality: The social reproduction of inequalities in political engagement” she tackled the question how schools have a share in social reproduction by providing learning opportunities from which middle-class children benefit more than working class ones. Thank you for this revealing presentation!

 

Report of the Aktionsrat Bildung – IFS supports demand for more political education

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29.04.2020 – Today, the Aktionsrat Bildung presented its report on the topic of „Education of democratic competencies”. The expert panel asks to enhance political and civic education in all stages of education. As a member of the Aktionsrat Bildung, Professor Nele McElvany presented some possibilities to support democratic education in kindergarten and primary schools. She supports the guidance for more well-aimed strategies in order to strengthen democratic education from an early stage.

 

IFS congratulates Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer on election as new rector

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27.04.2020 – On April 24, the Hochschulwahlversammlung (university election committee), one half of which is comprised of all Senate members, the other of all members of the Board of Governors, elected Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer (Physics) as successor of rector Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather. The election was carried unanimously. He will take office from September 20. The IFS congratulates and is looking forward to working together successfully!

 

IFS lecture series “Political and Civic Education” with Prof. Dr. Bryony Hoskins

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24.04.2020 – The IFS is looking forward to hosting its first guest in the lecture series “Political and civic education” as Prof. Dr. Bryony Hoskins, Roehampton University in London, will speak at the zoom-meeting on April 30 at 2.15 p.m. She is a professor for Comparative Social Science. In her lecture, she will talk about “Are schools making things worse? The social reproduction of inequalities in political engagement“. Please feel free to participate and discuss actively.

 

Teaching starts digitally

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20.04.2020 – On April 20, teaching at TU Dortmund University and at the IFS starts again. It will be a semester in which many things will run differently as there are many challenges to meet regarding the coronavirus pandemic. For example, it is still vague if it is possible at all to have seminars attended in person at any point of the semester. Thus, teachers at the IFS have adapted their courses to online-supported meetings. In order to do so, the possibilities of web conferences, webinars and other formats have been fathomed so that the lessons are broadcast live and to offer some interaction after all. The IFS seek to offer diverse courses within the field of empirical educational research. We wish everyone a good start – stay strong!

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Teaching during the coronavirus pandemic: nationwide survey for teachers

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16.04.2020 – The IFS starts a nationwide survey for teachers dealing with teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. How do teachers deal with it? How do teaching and learning take place and what can be deduced from that for the future? The experiences of teachers regarding the challenges during the weeks of school closures as well as the impact of digitally supported lessons are vital in order to record the dynamic and to systematize the different concepts. We can learn from that how school and teaching could be designed sustainably. Teachers’ expertise and insights in their professional everyday life are extremely relevant in these challenging days.

 

IFS lecture series: Political and Civic Education

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09.04.2020 – In the summer term 2020, the IFS lecture series, organized by team McElvany, focusses on "Political and Civic Education". International and national experts will give talks and will present results of current research projects. The IFS lecture series puts great emphasis on its interdisciplinarity which is reflected by the composition of speakers who have social, educational or political didactic background. At the end of the lecture, the presentations will be discussed in plenum. We welcome all interested TU Dortmund University members!

 

Practical findings concerning educated and everyday vocabulary

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06.04.2020 – Educated and everyday vocabulary are needed in many situations; thus, school helps to improve and to develop the knowledge. Education should therefore put special emphasis on vocabulary training that takes account of both vocabulary types. The word memory game offers playful access for students in grade three and four. It is based on a test developed at the IFS that measures the competencies of primary-school pupils in educated and everyday vocabulary. Have fun trying the game!

 

“Against the Odds – (In)Equity in Education and Educational Systems”: Edited volume is out now

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03.04.2020 – (In)Equity in education and educational systems is a topic of outstanding relevance. In the recently published volume “Against the Odds – (In)Equity in Education and Educational Systems”, the contributions of leading educational researchers seize this problem. They identify individual and systemic factors that influence students’ educational success and they highlight approaches to overcome this inequity. Enjoy the reading!

 

New structure of the faculties – developing profile of education and psychology

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01.04.2020 – While strengthening social sciences at TU Dortmund University, the new faculty structure is supposed to enhance educational science and psychology as well and to increase the national and international visibility. Within the scope of the new structure with its five institutes, the IFS will continue to shape the research profile significantly with its numerous research projects and international comparison studies of education. The new faculty development plan will be launched together with the other institutes. We wish those institutes that move to the new social science faculty a good start!

 

NEPS meeting

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30.03.2020 – Two important days for the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) in Germany: The scientific heads of the educational stages in the life course, including Nele McElvany as head of stage 4, amnd of the NEPS pillars meet and discuss the contents of the competence tests and of the questionnaires of the upcoming surveys, affecting grade 5 to 8. Certain aspects of the NEPS study plan will be determined, thus having an impact on the contents and processes during the following four to five years and thus also influencing the research work at the IFS.

 

IFS talks to WELT: Remote learning in times of Corona

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27.03.2020 – The Corona virus influences all areas of life, even education. While the situation may offer new possibilities to develop digital classes, it may also intensify educational injustice in Germany. Nele McElvany talked about that with the newspaper WELT. She addressed, amongst others, how digital teaching and learning may look like in order to offer students who need more instruction, who do not have family support or who simply do not have the equipment, the same chances as others.

 

Out now: Latest issue of the Journal for Educational Research Online

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25.03.2020 – Multiprofessional collaboration at all-day schools and co-determination of students under consideration of individual and school context characteristics are just two topics in the latest issue of the Journal for Educational Online Research (jero). The open access journal is an interdisciplinary forum for research on education and is released twice a year. We wish you a good read!

 

IFS continues international cooperation

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23.03.2020 – Nele McElvany continues the cooperation with Dr. Alan Koenig who works at the CRESST at the UCLA. He is an expert in the design and application of innovative uses of technology in instructional settings, particularly in the field of automated assessment within computer-based games and simulations. They exchange views and ideas regarding the project Evidence-based Qualification of Students of an Education Program: Effective and Adaptive Classroom Management in Inclusive Settings (short: EquaL-I) and discuss the topic of (continuing) teacher education using serious educational games.

 

Coronavirus: Employees of the IFS work in home office

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18.03.2020 – In response to the Corona crisis, TU Dortmund University has taken extensive measures; exams are cancelled, and meetings are postponed. As a result, our employees work in home office from today. Nevertheless, they are available by phone or email. We’re looking forward to your requests. Stay healthy!

 

Professor Michael Becker starts at the IFS

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03.03.2020 – The IFS welcomes Michael Becker! With the beginning of March, he has taken up one of the professorships at the IFS. His research group “Empirical Educational Research with a focus on Individual Developmental Trajectories and Institutional Contexts” will address the effects of institutional conditions and macrostructures on the cognitive and psychosocial development in primary and secondary education. Moreover, the team will focus on the effects of individual factors, institutional trajectories and their interaction on the development during one’s lifespan. Finally, the research group will study the changes and reforms of the structures in the educational system and the resulting consequences.

 

Start of the second survey stage in the project Stereotype Threat

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26.02.2020 – The project Stereotype Threat starts its second survey stage. The project examines the effect of stereotypes on vocabulary acquisition of learners in different age groups. It also aims to identify moderating and mediating factors of this effect. For this purpose, roundabout 1.500 ninth graders in 60 schools will do vocabulary exercises in the next weeks. During these tests, i.a. measurements of the level of cortisol will take place in order to check if the stress hormone cortisol is present in survey situations. In addition, the survey focuses on individual student characteristics like student motivation, as it may be assumed that it has an impact on the effect.

 

International Mother Language Day

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21.02.2020 – The International Mother Language Day celebrates and encourages the linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. On occasion of this day, Nele McElvany talked to dpa about the advantages and the disadvantages of being bi- or multilingual. Studies suggest that more and more people in Germany are at least bilingual. Nowadays, every third child in Germany has at least one parent at the end of primary school who does not speak German as a mother language. Those, who grow up in bi- or multilingual families, often develop language competencies at a native level in more than one language. Nele McElvany says, “One can and one should trust children to grow up with two or more languages and to let them find their way. For example, talking Turkish with the parents and talking German at preschool can work out just fine.” The sooner they learn it, the better. However, kindergarten and primary schools should promote German language support.

 

Dortmund Master Plan Science 2.0: Opening session of the panel “excellence and network”

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07.02.2020 – The IFS took part in the opening session of the panel “excellence and network” as part of the Dortmund Master Plan Science 2.0. The scientific competence field (WKF) “Research on Schools and Education”, represented by the IFS, has been rooted in the first Master Plan and will be continued in the second Master Plan as an expert committee evaluated it very positively in 2018. The aim is to further network and to extent the national and international visibility of “Research on Schools and Education”.

 

Robotic groups in schools stimulate interest in STEM

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31.01.2020 – Together with the Center for Higher Education (zhb), the IFS conducted a research concerning the benefits of robotic groups in schools. The study shows a rising interest in STEM-related subjects and topics if pupils participated in such a class in contrast to those who did not. Moreover, researchers pointed out gender differences to the benefit of girls. According to the IFS, the result confirms that the efforts taken to enthuse girls with STEM subjects and topics and to encourage them is important.

 

Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board

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30.01.2020 – Today, the IFS Scientific Advisory Board met. Its main goal is to advise the institute and assist it in fulfilling its tasks and achieving its goal in research, teaching and the promotion of young researchers. During the meeting, the members reflected the institute’s development of the last two years and elicited new perspectives and possibilities of new developments. The IFS thanked Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ingrid Gogolin for her longtime engagement as chairperson and saw her off in this position. The new chairperson is Prof. Dr. Holger Horz. The IFS thanks all Scientific Advisory Board members very much for their support!

 

MERCUR Club 2020

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28.01.2020 – The IFS attended the MERCUR Club 2020 together with other researchers who pursue projects that are funded by MERCUR. In the context of this event, scientists of the University Alliance Ruhr presented some of their works and were able to network. One central goal of this event, and of MERCUR in general, is to advance the cooperation between the universities in Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen, thus strengthening the science region Ruhr.

 

Celebrating the power of learning on International Day of Education

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24.01.2020 – On World Education Day, UNICEF highlights the power of learning education. The IFS cannot agree more to that. Thus, it highlights the good approach that children in Germany get access to education from a very early start. Nevertheless, there is a need to strive for a continuous quality improvement. Nele McElvany emphasizes, “PISA has shown that the results in Germany are slightly higher than the OECD average. However, every fifth 15-year old student has the reading capability of a grade school student. Thus, is important to lay a foundation in primary school in order to achieve good results in higher classes.” Moreover, it is important to support children with a migration background as they still struggle to achieve the same results as those children without a migration background. “We should aim to support children from kindergarten with their language skills and continue to offer assistance in primary school. After all, language is the key to our society.”

 

LL Digital project has started

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23.01.2020 – Since November 2019, Ramona Lorenz and her team engage in the project Learning and Assessment in the Digital Age (short: LL Digital). They study if and how the use of digital media, such as tablets, notebooks and smartphones affects language competencies of grade school students. The aim of the project is to improve the understanding of the different opportunities and challenges that digital media can offer in lessons. The BMBF funds this project. We are looking forward to this advanced project work!

 

Nele McElvany presents „Empirical research on education and school development“ in Regional Advisory Council

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21.01.2020 – On January 23, Nele McElvany will introduce the topic of „Empirical research on education and school development” and its impact for society to the regional Advisory Council of TU Dortmund University. The Regional Advisory Council conduces to the regional network between science, economy, politics and culture. It is established in the TU Dortmund University constitution, and consists of outstanding personalities from Dortmund and surrounds.

 

Out now: IFS Research Report 2017-2019

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17.01.2020 – What developments and activities took place at the IFS in the last three years? The new IFS Research Report informs about the institutes’ key research areas, conferences, training of young scientists, knowledge transfer and internationalization. Besides the presentation of the research projects, you will find an overview of publications and contributions to conferences.

 

Introducing project COLD

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15.01.2020 – Since April 2019, team Lauermann is cooperation partner in the joint project “Competencies of school teachers and adult educators in teaching German as a second language in linguistically diverse classrooms“ (short form: COLD). The German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) is the head of the interdisciplinary scientific consortium that conducts the project. Professor Fani Lauermann, PhD, and her team pay special attention to the following questions: How distinct are the diagnostic competencies of the teachers? Which cognitive and motivational determinants affect their work? How do teacher and pupils interact? We’re looking forward to interesting findings!

 

Call for Papers – 6th Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research

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14.01.2020 – Under the heading “Optimization of educational processes – what works?” the IFS organizes the 6th Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research. Young researchers are invited to submit papers on the conference topic until March 31, 2020. Registration for the conference is now open.

www.symposium.ifs.tu-dortmund.de

 

Turkish schools in Germany: Nele McElvany talks to Deutsche Welle

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10.01.2020 – Erdogan’s plan to open three Turkish schools in Germany sparked a debate over the schools' role in increasing Turkish President Erdogan's political influence abroad. In contrast to that, Nele McElvany, executive director of the Center for Research on Education and School Development stated that the schools would have more ability to act against ideological propaganda or the like than other areas, such as Islam classes at mosques in Germany, for example. In the best case, these schools could even enrich the school system and encourage intercultural exchange.

 

IFS participates in ICSEI 2020

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03.01.2020 – The 33rd International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement takes place in Marrakech, 6-10th January 2020. Its goal is to help generate a new agenda of Global North and South collaboration targeted at school improvement, youth empowerment, and sustainable development, as it is the key for educators and policy makers around the world. The IFS presents some of its results from the Study on the Development of All-Day Schools: Effects of Extracurricular Activities in Connection with the Curriculum of All-Day Primary Schools (StEG).

 

MERCUR funds joint research project with RUB and UDE

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19.12.2019 – The Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) funds the collaboration project of the UA Ruhr “School integration of newly immigrated children: An environmental multilevel perspective” involving the IFS (research group Nele McElvany). Together with the RUB and the UDE, researchers want to study if these children need special support regarding their integration. In contrast to other children with a migration background, they usually had no preschool care in their home country.

 

Dr. Michael Becker accepts call for professorship at the IFS

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17.12.2019 – Dr. Michael Becker from DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education has accepted the call for a professorship at the IFS. Michael Becker has been head of the research group “Individual Developmental Trajectories and Institutional Contexts Across the Lifespan”, a collaborative project established by DIPF and IPN Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education. His research interests focus on cognitive and psycho-social development in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, the development and change of education systems and on quantitative methods in social research, particularly causal analytical approaches. He will start in March 2020 as a professor for empirical educational research with a focus on educational process and will thus succeed Professor Heinz Günter Holtappels who will retire in summer 2020.

 

Professor Tenko Raykov, Ph.D. visits IFS

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13.12.2019 – We are looking forward to welcoming Professor Tenko Raykov, Ph.D. at the IFS. Tenko Raykov is Professor of Quantitative Methods Measurement & Quantitative Methods at Michigan State University. On December 17th, starting at 4:30 p.m. in room M / E21 (maths tower), he will give a talk on “Strong Convergence of Reliability Estimators for Multiple-Component Measuring Instruments in Behavioral, Educational and Social Sciences”.

 

Melihan Cinar: Doctoral thesis successfully defended

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11.12.2019 – Melihan Cinar, former research fellow in the project "Effectiveness of Vocabulary Support for Kindergarten and Primary School Children from Non-German Speaking Families " (short: InterMut), successfully defended her doctoral thesis in the field of educational sciences today. In her thesis “Vocabulary acquisition of multilingual preschool children – an interventional study in nursery schools“, she studies the implicit vocabulary development and support in academic language.

 

Matthias Trendtel - successful disputation

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11.12.2019 – The IFS congratulates Matthias Trendtel, research fellow in the working group of Professor McElvany, on his successful disputation today. One of his research interests focusses on the methodology of large-scale assessments. He thus occupied himself in his dissertation with the topic of “Analyses of differential response behavior in large-scale assessments at the example of reading literacy tests”.

 

Encouraging and supporting: New research findings regarding potentials of all-day schools

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05.12.2019 – The importance of all-day schools as reliable childcare for families is widely acknowledged. But how can all-day activities support students in their development? The long-term and by several research institutions conducted study on the development of all-day schools (StEG) addressed this question in a number of subprojects. The results show that all-day schooling under certain conditions and by targeted supportive measures has the potential to support children and adolescents individually.

 

PISA: Primary schools lay the groundwork for reading competencies

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03.12.2019 – Reading is a necessary qualification for educational success and social participation. For that reason, the focus of the PISA study 2018 has been reading competencies. Although the results of German pupils are above average, there is a significant gap regarding the top group. Thus, Nele McElvany points out that it is important to lay a foundation in primary school in order to achieve good results in higher classes. In primary schools, pupils learn to read before they can use their reading competencies in secondary schools to learn. In the first years, reading processes have to be automatized so that later on, children are able to focus on the content and not on the decoding of words and letters.

 

Dr. Isa Steinmann receives Rudolf Chaudoire Award 2019

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29.11.2019 – Dr. Isa Steinmann has been awarded with the Rudolf Chaudoire-Prize as an excellent researcher. In a festive awards ceremony, Prof. Ursula Gather, rector of TU Dortmund University, and Dr .Gert Fischer, board member of the Rudolf Chaudoire-Foundation, paid tribute to her and the second prize winner, Dr. Christina Zindel from the Faculty of Mathematics. The award supports her research stay at the Centre for Educational Measurement at the University of Oslo (CEMO) with 5.000 EUR. During her current stay in Norway, Isa Steinmann investigates the effects of school leadership and school resources on learning outcomes in international cooperation with Scandinavian scientists.

 

Short clip: Doing research on teaching competencies at the IFS

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21.11.2019 – In its new clip, the IFS zooms in on its research area education and teacher competencies. How should a good reading or math lesson look like? Which dimensions of quality in education matter to the development of pupils? What kind of competencies does a teacher need in order to offer qualitative lessons? The IFS answers questions like that both with innovative techniques like developing a virtual classroom and with conventional methods like surveys and video analyses.

 

“School research to touch”: Open Day on November 23

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18.11.2019 – The IFS is looking forward to this years’ Open Day of TU Dortmund University on November 23 and will open its doors to interested visitors. It will offer a poster exhibition showing the latest studies and results and if there are any questions, research fellows will be pleased to answer them. Moreover, the IFS will simulate a typical survey and everyone is invited to participate.

 

Development of all-day schools – what we can learn from 15 years of research

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11.11.2019 – Since 2005 the “Study on the development of All-day Schools” analyzed the quantitative and qualitative development of all-day education and support. November 8 was time to take stock: what did research achieve in terms of results and ideas? Moreover, the conference participants discussed continuing challenges and development potentials of all-day schools. During a workshop, the IFS presented the intervention study dealing with effects of extra-curricular learning arrangements that promote reading comprehension. The reading promotion program “detective club”, which was designed especially for all-day primary schools, shows very good results as it results in a better development of reading comprehension especially of those children who start with very little reading capability.

 

Professor Aileen Edele presents research program

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25.10.2019 – In view of the fact that in Germany, every third student in grade nine has a migration background, Professor Aileen Edele’s research focuses on “opportunities and challenges of cultural diversity in schools”. She introduced her research program to an interested audience at the IFS. In her research, she engages in individual learning conditions, e.g. language skills, and in aspects of the learning context, e.g. teacher beliefs or a democratic school climate. The research is aimed to find answers to the question how teaching and learning can succeed (even) better in an immigration society.

 

Short film: Working in science at the IFS

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22.10.2019 – The IFS is an interdisciplinary team that carries out research on education and school development. Working at the IFS means to work in diverse projects, to have a regular exchange with other scientists, to teach students and to participate in further education. What are possible options if you decide to work in science? The new short film of the IFS shows what chances are there for young scientists, postdocs and student assistants and it offers interesting insights in everyday life.

 

To the 80th anniversary of the founder of the IFS

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19.10.2019 – The IFS congratulates its founder, Hans-Günter Rolff, to his birthday. He studied at Freie Universität Berlin and founded the IFS in 1973. Until 2003, he was its executive director. During his work at the IFS he gave advice to schools and school systems concerning projects focusing on school research and development at home and abroad. He also helped school authorities on their way to organization development. The IFS has a lot for which to thank Hans-Günter Rolff. For his 80th birthday, the entire team wishes him further enjoyable years in good health.

 

Start of project "GemeinsamGanztag"

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11.10.2019 – “GemeinsamGANZTAG”, a regional network for language education in all-day school and a project of the RAG-Stiftung and the IfS in cooperation with the Ministry of Education NRW, has started on October 11. In this project, researchers from TU Dortmund University, Ruhr University Bochum, University Duisburg-Essen and University of Wuppertal work together with all-day schools in Bochum, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Hagen and Herne in order to find solutions how to support children with a socially disadvantaged background regarding self-regulated and cooperative learning and regarding language competence. The work of these networks has started with the new school year and will continue in regular workshops. Research results of this project will be published in 2021.

 

Why do more and more high-school graduates pass their A-levels with an A-grade?

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07.10.2019 – Statistics show that the number of high-school graduates in Germany who passed their exams last year with an A-grade is significantly higher than ten years before. Nele McElvany, director of the IFS, talked to Spiegel and WAZ about possible reasons for that rise.

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4th IFS Education Dialogue: Shaping all-day schools successfully

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19.09.2019 – How is it possible to shape all-day schooling successfully? The 4th IFS Education Dialogue takes this topic into focus with the key issues “individual educational promotion”, “personal development and promotion of social skills” and “development of organization and profession in the context of all-day schools”. The exchange of participants from research and practice is of special interest to this format. The aim is to combine the knowledge of research with practical experience in order to develop sustainable concepts for the future. The IFS Education Dialogue takes place on September 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m in “Campus Treff” (Vogelpothsweg 120).

 

“Variation: Noise or Norm?” – IFS at paEpsy 2019 in Leipzig

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13.09.2019 – The IFS took part in the paEpsy conference and its theme “Variation: Noise or Norm?”. Members of the IFS contributed two symposiums outlining “Gathering erudite language – approaches and challenges” and “Determinants of school motivation” as well as one discussion to “Characteristics and Development of Reading Competence – Different Perspectives within the Context of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)“.

 

Wangqiong Ye (University of Oslo) and Laura Zieger (University College London) start research stay at IFS

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11.09.2019 – The IFS welcomes Wangqiong Ye and Laura Zieger as guest researchers. Between September 2019 and February 2020 they will spend a guest research stay in the European Training Network (ETN) OCCAM (Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments). They are two of 15 early-stage researchers trained within the scope of the international ETN OCCAM. Wangqiong Ye is pursuing her doctorate at University College London on "Equity and Quality in Education: A Comparative Study of 15-Year-Old Students’ Mathematics Achievement". Laura Zieger’s topic for her doctorate is "The Impact of Measurement Error in Background Data on PISA Scale Scores".

 

IFS participates in ECER 2019

03.09.2019 – The European Educational Research Association (EERA) organizes the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) which takes place in Hamburg from September 3 to September 6. The conference theme is „Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future“. The IFS presents some of its newest research findings from different projects, like for example the European Training Network „Outcomes and Causal Inference in International Comparative Assessments“ (ETN OCCAM), the study concerned with the development of all-day schools and the project developing potential – strengthening schools

 

Latest issue of the Journal for Educational Research Online (Vol. 11, No. 2) has been published

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13.08.2019 – The latest issue of the Journal for Educational Research Online (jero) has been published recently. The articles include for example adaptive teaching in research on learning and instruction and effects of learning environment on children´s vocabulary in primary school. The journal is an international and interdisciplinary forum for research on education. It publishes original, peer-reviewed academic articles that deal with issues of international relevance in educational theory, methodology, and practice. All articles are available open access.

 

Nele McElvany talks to Ruhr Nachrichten

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09.08.2019 – The statement of Carsten Linnemann (CDU) regarding an extended compulsory preschool and a delayed school enrollment if the child does not meet sufficient knowledge of the German language has sparked a debate throughout Germany. Nele McElvany, executive director of the IFS, talked to Ruhr Nachrichten and provided a background from the perspective of educational research. She says: “We rather have to ask ourselves: how is it possible to support the children earlier and more effectively?” One approach might be to take kindergarten more into account as especially young children are able to learn a lot of things simultaneously.

 

IFS at EARLI conference in Aachen

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07.08.2019 – From August 12 to August 16, the Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) has invited leading researchers from all over the world to Aachen in order to discuss this year’s conference topic “Thinking Tomorrow´s Education: Learning from the past, in the present and for the future”. The IFS will present some of its newest research findings throughout the week.

 

IFS at 26th annual SSSR meeting in Toronto

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22.07.2019 – The IFS took part in the 26th annual SSSR meeting with a talk about the importance of reading motivation and self-concept for the gender gap in reading digitally. According to the session „Tell me something good: Current and ongoing effects of positive literacy environments“, Franziska Schwabe presented a recent study with fourth graders that showed that small gender differences exist for reading digitally and that intrinsic reading motivation is an important mediator in the context of reading digitally.

 

5. Dortmund Symposium: discussion on systemic and individual factors contributing to educational (in)equity

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12.07.2019 – To the five-year anniversary of Dortmund Symposium on Empirical Educational Research, leading researchers in Europe discussed which individual and systemic advantages and disadvantages affect the educational success of pupils. The factors range from the socioeconomic environment or migration background to the choice of school, missing individualization during the lessons and transition to secondary school. The experts agreed that there is still a lot of research to do for a better understanding of the mechanism underlying the educational success. Thank you for your contributions and the inspiring discussions!

 

Meeting of the national PIRLS 2021 consortium - Germany

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09.07.2019 – The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is conducted in 2021. Nevertheless, preparation starts already. Therefore, Professor Nele McElvany has invited the national PIRLS consortium with Professor Anita Schilcher (Universität Regensburg), Professor Andreas Frey (Goethe University Frankfurt), Professor Frank Goldhammer (Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education) and Professor Tobias Stubbe (University of Göttingen) in order to adjust the background questionnaire for pupils, teachers and school directors. This survey is crucial to the study as it ascertains important information about the qualification of reading literacy of primary school children.

 

Closing of IFS lecture series with Professor Birgit Leyendecker

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05.07.2019 – At the close of the IFS lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area” Professor Dr. Birgit Leyendecker, Ruhr University Bochum, presented results of the Seika project. It addresses language acquisition and educational processes in daycare centers’ everyday life. Thank you very much!

 

Kelly Howe, Ph.D.visits IFS

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03.07.2019 – This week, we warmly welcome Kelly Howe, Ph.D. at IFS. Dr. Howe is Associate Professor of Theatre at Loyola Univeristy Chicago and is a specialist on “Theatre of the Oppressed”. On Thursday, July 4th (10:30-11:15, R. 022/023), Dr. Howe will give a talk on „Theatre of the Oppressed: Gathering Organizers and Activists—In Person and On Paper—in Neoliberal Times”.

 

IFS lecture series with Professor Nikol Rummel: Empirical cognition of the productive failure approach

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28.06.2019 – The IFS lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area" featured Professor Dr. Nikol Rummel (Educational Science, Ruhr University Bochum). In her lecture, she provided details about the productive failure approach. Therefore, she presented results from different studies that focused, as an example, on time and kind of instruction. Thank you!

 

IFS at IRC in Copenhagen

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27.06.2019 – At the 8th IEA International Research Conference (IRC) the IFS presents results on effects of early tracking on performance and inequalities in achievement, the i meaning of instructional quality for reading competence and performance profiles at the end of primary education. The aim of the IRC is to provide an international forum for researchers working with IEA data to discuss critical educational issues.

 

IFS discusses the topic of reading literacy in Wuppertal

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24.06.2019 – The recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) shows that almost 20 percent of pupils in grade four in Germany are not able to read properly. That is an urgent need for action, as Dr. Franziska Schwabe outlined with other experts at a panel discussion. After all, language is not only a precondition for school education and the future career, but for social participation. Therefore, it is not sufficient to decipher the letters in a text, but it is crucial to understand its meaning. As every school subject is affected, the German lesson is not the only one to teach these skills.
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Aileen Edele presents findings on competence assessment in refugee students

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12.06.2019 – Together with Dr. Stefan Schipolowski, Professor Dr. Aileen Edele presented findings on the competence assessment in refugee students at the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB). They reported the development of scales to assess reasoning abilities and knowledge in science and technology and showed first findings based on data of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey. The project aim is to generate reliable information on refugee’s prior knowledge in domains relevant for school development.

 

PIRLS 2021: National Research Coordinators Meeting

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03.06.2019 – Currently, national research coordinators from over 40 countries are meeting in Rome to finalize field test items for PIRLS 2021. Nele McElvany participates as national research coordinator for PIRLS in Germany. The meeting is organized by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The IFS wishes a successful meeting!

 

IFS lecture series with Professor Insa Melle: Chemistry classes with Universal Design for Learning

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03.06.2019 – As part of the lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area”, Dr. Insa Melle, professor for chemistry didactics, delineated how the concept of “Universal Design for Learning” may help structure chemistry classes. In that context, she provided first insights into the way UDL might reduce learning barriers by planning and designing lessons that consider individual learning needs from the start. Thank you!

 

IFS lecture series with Hacı-Halil Uslucan – Islamic education in NRW

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03.06.2019 – For the IFS lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area” Professor Dr. Hacı-Halil Uslucan, University Duisburg-Essen, introduced the audience into the subject of Islamic education in NRW. As an example, he presented results of a survey he conducted in NRW. In order to get a comprehensive overview, he interviewed pupils, parents and teachers. One finding in this survey was that all interviewees appreciate the confessional oriented Islamic education. Thank you for presenting this interesting topic!

 

Report of the Aktionsrat Bildung – IFS sees a need for action

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21.05.2019 – Today, the Aktionsrat Bildung presented its report on the topic of „Region and education. Myth urban-rural areas” which analyzes differences between rural and urban areas. As a member of the Aktionsrat Bildung, Professor Nele McElvany shows results of regional differences in schools. She supports guidances for directed strategies to maintain primary schools in the rural area. She also supports concepts and resources for dealing with demanding pupils.

 

Hotspots of German education research – IFS talks with Deutschlandfunk

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19.05.2019 – The series “Hotspots of German education research” in Deutschlandfunk features the IFS and outlines one aspect of its work. This research project explores why especially children with a migration background drop out of school more often, why they pass Abitur less frequently and if all this might be prevented. In the DFG-project “Stereotype threat”, the IFS carries out research if prejudices like “children with a Turkish migration background do not learn German properly” have an impact on the German vocabulary of those children and if they therefore have a negative effect on learning. First inquiries were able to demonstrate the negative effect of stereotypes concerning learning. The goal is to find ways how to prevent this effect.

 

IFS lecture series with Professor Viola Hartung-Beck: Data-based school development processes

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17.05.2019 – The IFS lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area" featured Professor Dr. Viola Hartung-Beck, University of Applied Science and Arts Dortmund. In her lecture, she introduced the audience to data-based school development processes and revealed interesting insights into the results of qualitative longitudinal data from a secondary analysis. Thank you!

 

IFS lecture series with Professor Göbel: multilingual orientation in foreign language teaching

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13.05.2019 – As part of the IFS lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area", the lecture of Professor Dr. Kerstin Göbel, University Duisburg-Essen, addressed the positive coherence between language transfer support with the attainment of learning languages. She introduced the audience to the project “Franzimo” which focusses on an intercultural and multilingual orientated approach for French as a second foreign language. The goal there is to design tasks that facilitate the lexis transfer in speech reception and that simultaneously raise the awareness for teachers and learners alike to multilingualism and interculturality. Thank you!

 

Professorship for Empirical Educational Research with a focus on social heterogeneity appointed to Dr. Aileen Edele

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09.05.2019 – Since May 2019, Professor Dr. Aileen Edele has been holding a temporary W2-professorship for Empirical Educational Research with a focus on social heterogeneity at the IFS. Her research priority deals with chances and challenges of migration related diversity in the context of school education and teaching based. She also focuses upon the importance of how individual learning conditions (e.g. multilingualism, cultural identity and foreknowledge) are relevant for the school adaptation of learners with an immigrant and refugee background. Moreover, she analyzes the effects of the learning context, such as teacher beliefs on dealing with cultural heterogeneity. The IFS is very pleased with the enhancement of its research spectrum and welcomes Aileen Edele warmly.

 

LEO-Study published – IFS points out relevance of reading promotion

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07.05.2019 – Results of the Level-One-Study (LEO, Hamburg University) show that a large amount of adults in Germany has only poor reading and writing skills. In this context, the IFS points out the essential role of reading promotion in schools for educational success and social participation. Large-scale studies such as Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) allow for identifying groups of students in need for reading promotion. Studies like this provide important information for reading and writing promotion for young learners.

 

Franziska Schwabe in-studio guest at Lokalzeit Ruhr (WDR)

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06.05.2019 – On the topic “Reactivating Hauptschulen (lower secondary schools)” Franziska Schwabe talked about challenges and chances of this school form from the educational research perspective and commented on its potential for students with escape experiences and/or migration background.

 

All-day schooling can do more

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29.04.2019 – A representative headmasters’ survey shows: all-day schooling builds a central foundation for the reconcilability of family and working life. It provides a reliable and multifaceted child care service, especially for younger children. All-day schooling also has the potential to support inclusion and integration in targeted ways and enables children from all social classes to participate. Precisely in this context there is a need for improvement – just as for school quality. Of particular difficulty is the attraction of staff, which could have implications regarding the legal claim for all-day schooling at primary school age.

 

Norbert Sendzik successfully defends dissertation

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26.04.2019 – Norbert Sendzik, former research fellow in the working group of Professor Bos, successfully defended his doctoral thesis in the field of educational science with the topic „Path dependency in educational regions. Local Education Offices as ‘agents of change’”.
Congratulations!

 

IFS lecture series with Professor Belke: implicit learning and teaching of grammar and spelling knowledge

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26.04.2019 – As part of the IFS lecture series “Empirical Educational Research in the Ruhr Metropolitan Area" Professor Dr. Eva Belke (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) gave interesting insights to the topic of transferring grammar and orthographical knowledge from a psycholinguistic point-of-view. She also introduced the audience to the “Litkey project” which focusses on the analysis of implicit learning and implicit teaching in regards to the acquisition of grammar and spelling. Thank you!

 

Nele McElvany is Associate Editor for Educational Assessment

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15.04.2019 – Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany is new Associated Editor for the renowned journal Educational Assessment (EA). Issued by Taylor & Francis, this journal publishes original research papers on design, analysis and usage of assessments for expanding the knowledge about achievement and quality in the educational sector regarding individuals, groups or educational programs. Prof. Joan Hermann, PhD (University of California, Los Angeles) leads the five-member team of Associate Editors, which is supported by an international Editorial Board.

 

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