YEAR 2022

Zum News-Archiv

Meet LIfBi researchers at "Book a Scientist" for a conversation


What influence do siblings have on the educational trajectories and the development of children? (How) does a mandatory insurance for house owners help against flood hazards? Does eating in harmony with the internal clock work? On these and 127 other topics, researchers from all disciplines of the Leibniz Association will give an insight into their research and answer individual questions. This year, the scientific speed-dating format "Book a Scientist" will take place virtually on November 10 and can be booked now. Four LIfBi scientists will also be taking part.


Children without siblings are egocentric and the youngest child always has jester`s licence? Claudia Karwath discusses these and similar assumptions about the network of relationships between siblings. She deals with the influence of sibling relationships on the development and especially on the educational progress of children. On "Book a Scientist," she explains how sibling relationships change over the course of life and whether well-known stereotypes actually apply.

Most people in our society can read, but that doesn't mean that everyone can cope with the flood of digital information. How do our attitudes and contexts influence how we process information? And how do we best deal with the various offers of (false?) facts and opinions on the Internet? Cornelia Schoor researches learning and teaching with digital media and especially information processing skills for reading.

Germany ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009 and is thus obliged, among other things, to implement an "inclusive school system". For the Federal Republic, with its dense and differentiated special school system, this is a major challenge. More than ten years after the convention came into force, the majority of children with special needs still attend a special school. On "Book a Scientist," Sebastian Steinmetz discusses the question: How can we succeed in strengthening the rights of people in the education system and establishing inclusive structures?

The results of scientific surveys often need a long time to be published. If you want to know why this is the case and get to know the "clockwork" behind a social science study with several thousand respondents, Roman Auriga's talk is the right place for you. He explains what is behind the term "scientific infrastructure," how large-scale scientific studies are organized, and what data protection is like when many, sometimes sensitive, details about the lives of the participants are recorded.

All topics and dates here:

Registration is by e-mail. The offer is free of charge, the discussions take place virtually.