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Educational Research from an interdisciplinary perspective: LIfBi hosts this year’s CIDER workshop

6/8/2018

This year’s workshop of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) took place from June 4 to 6 at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

CIDER, now in its second funding phase, enables excellent young scholars—so-called fellows—of different research institutes from all over the world to develop their own projects on the subject of interdisciplinary educational research. It was not only fellows from Germany who participated in the workshop, but also fellows from Europe, the US, and Chile, as well as project leads involved in the college.

The welcoming address and the opening speech of the program were given by LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert. The workshop focused on the presentation and discussion of the projects developed by the fellows together through CIDER. They could thus not only exchange ideas with each other, but also discuss their work with experts from the field of educational research.

The program was accompanied by excellent keynote speeches: Dr. Christian Aßmann, Head of the LIfBi Unit “Research Data Center, Methods Development”, gave a glimpse into data analysis with missing values. Prof. Dr. Steffen Schindler, University of Bamberg, talked about education and inequalities over the life course. The workshop was rounded off with a contribution by Prof. Susan Dynarski, Ph.D., University of Michigan, about “Inequality in Education: What Have We Learned?”

Dr. Christian Aßmann, Head of the LIfBi Unit “Research Data Center, Methods Development”, gave a glimpse into data analysis with missing values. Prof. Dr. Steffen Schindler, University of Bamberg, talked about education and inequalities over the life course. The workshop was rounded off with a contribution by Prof. Susan Dynarski, Ph.D., University of Michigan, about “Inequality in Education: What Have We Learned?”