Despite the current Corona crisis, we are still there for you! This applies in particular to courses, theses and office hours.
Office hours are possible by phone, e-mail or video; for more information about the modalities, please refer to the websites of the AG members you wish to contact.
Further, up-to-date information can be found on the central UDE pages:
We will continue to offer our courses digitally in the winter semester 2020/21, in the interests of health protection at such a large institution.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Prof. Dr. Isabell van Ackeren
03.06.2020 June 2020: Digitalisation?! We support schools!
As part of the research project UDIN (educational development in lower secondary education digitally and inclusive through Research Learning Communities) we are looking for collaborating schools for cooperation between practice and science. Teachers of these schools are supposed to work in learning communities, together with scholars and teacher trainees in networks with approximately four schools each. In the following two school years of 2020/21 and 2021/22, inclusive, digital learning arrangements will be developed, tested and further developed based on the received data by these learning communities. Inclusion, here, refers to everybody affected by marginalisation and disadvantages.
We are looking for schools of lower secondary education only. If you and your school staff want to learn more about the project or are interested in a cooperation, please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement Event Criticism of Racism at the University
In the debate about discrimination at universities, students from educational science courses of teacher training, social work and educational science investigate the question of perspectives of ‘criticism of racism at the university’. For this purpose, they talk to internal and external experts of this field, supported by the department of educational science. To kick off, the students will conduct an interview with the Bielefeld migration educator Paul Mecheril in a joint moderation with Nicolle Pfaff and René Breiwe from two educational science seminars on the Diversity Day at the University of Duisburg-Essen on 26 May 2020 from 12:45 to 13:30. If you are interested in this online interview, please register with Dr. René Breiwe (email@example.com). If you would like to have an interpreter for accessibility purposes, please state this.
This series will continue with further discussion between students and the central equal opportunities commissioner Christine Heil, who will comment on the remarks from the interview with Paul Mecheril on June 9th, 2020, as well as another interview on June 30th with Saraya Gomis, who is a student counsellor, political activist and former anti-discrimination commissioner of the Berlin Senator for Education. Comments of the members of AStA and Mrs. De Wall-Kaplan, the representative for the interest of disabled and chronically ill students as well as the ombudswoman, Mrs. Dr. Marina Metzmacher will be included in an interview on July 14th, 2020.
New BMBF-Project UDIN start in May
It starts in May 2020: The UDIN (development of secondary education in digital and inclusive in Research Learning Communities) network, headed by Anke B. Liegmann, René Breiwe and Isabell van Ackeren (UDE) in cooperation with Kathrin Racherbäumer (University of Siegen), can officially start the project work once the federal government has given its approval. The project is part of the BMBF funding line Digitalisation II (FKZ 01JD1909A/B, running period: 5/2020-4/2023).
The aim is to promote digitalisation and inclusion at secondary schools in a sustainable manner. The focus lays on the design approach of the Research Learning Communities (RLC), with which scientists, teachers and students use digital tools to develop inclusive learning arrangements that are tested and further developed in a data-based, iterative process (Design-Based Research approach).
The overall project accompanies the process by systematically ascertaining the individual school situation, by focusing on the cooperation of the RLCs, the constellations of actors, the dissemination in the broadest sense and the learning successes of the students with the heuristics of the Design-Based School Improvement.
A sub-project located at the UDE focuses on processes of professionalization based on teacher habitus research by researching the concrete exploitation of digitally supported learning opportunities and thus also learning contents on the basis of individual dispositions.
In the second subproject, which is located at the University of Siegen, the implementation of the developed learning arrangements is recorded by ethnographic observational protocols and evaluated using the grounded theory methodology.
Contact persons: Dr. Anke B. Liegmann, Dr. René Breiwe