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Main focus of the IFS courses

Educational theories and empirical findings on the following fields:

  • Organisation of the educational system and educational institutions
  • Reform and innovation processes in the school system and school development
  • Conditions, design quality and effects of schools
  • Individual, social and institutional conditions and courses of competence acquisition, and
    educational pathways
  • Competence acquisition and equal opportunities for different groups of students
  • Research methods in education and school research

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pic.: TU Dortmund, Jürgen Huhn

The IFS focuses on the following courses of study

  • Bachelor of Arts in Educational Science (from WS 2007/08), in particular study profile "Educational Management and Educational Research
  • Master of Arts in Educational Science (from WS 2008/09), in particular study profile "Empirical Educational Research and Quality Management

Example of courses

  • Bachelor of Arts in Educational Science: Research Competence and Workshop, Theories and Fields of Action of Educational Management and Research, Change Management and Evaluation
  • Master of Arts in Education: Organization and Education, Methods and Analyses of Educational Research and Quality Management

Teaching evaluation

A permanent evaluation of the courses on offer ensures the continuous improvement of method training.

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pic.: TU Dortmund, Jürgen Huhn

Examinations and final papers at IFS

Within the scope of the university courses offered, which the IFS plays a major role in shaping for various courses of study at the Faculty 12, the examinations to be taken are based on the respective examination and study regulations.

The audit results are managed centrally. Unless otherwise stated, registration in the BOSS (Bologna Online Study Service) examination administration system is required for participation in examinations.

Further questions

If you have any further questions about courses and/or examinations, please contact the lecturers or examiners. Names and contact details can be found in the LSF or BOSS.

Final papers

The professorships and staff regularly supervise final exams, such as bachelor's and master's theses. You are welcome to contact us if you are interested. More detailed information and arrangements must then be made with the person in charge.

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pic.: TU Dortmund, Roland Baege

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Institut für Schulentwicklungsforschung (IFS)
TU Dortmund
Campus Nord (CDI Gebäude)
Vogelpothsweg 78
44227 Dortmund

Tel. +49 (0) 231 / 755-7955
Fax +49 (0) 231 / 755-5517



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