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International collaboration in the area of metacognition

5/15/2017

Dr. Vered Halamish from Bar-Ilan-University, Israel, visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) for three days in early May. The guest visit was funded by the “German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)”. The aim of this meeting was an exchange on the specific research experiences in the area of metacognition as well as an exploration of concepts for possible collaborative projects.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz (left) and Prof. Dr. Cordula Artelt (right) in conversation with Dr. Vered Hamish.

How are children affected by their parents’ separation?

5/5/2017

On May 05, 2017, Dr. Sandra Krapf (University of Cologne), gave a talk on “Post-separation families and child outcomes” at the LIfBi in Bamberg.

Dr. Sandra Krapf from the University of Cologne (right) during her guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

webAtlas Educational Landscape for Upper Franconia now available online

5/3/2017

The interactive webAtlas Educational Landscape for Upper Franconia is now available from www.bilo-atlas.de. This new source of information was presented for the first time on April 27, 2017, at a joint seminar of the project “BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken (BiLO, Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia)” and the Franken-Akademie (Franconian Academy) at Castle Schney.

Guest lecture: Prof. Dr. Anne Fox-Boyer talks about application fields for TROG-D

4/19/2017

In her guest lecture at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) Prof. Dr. Annette Fox-Boyer from the European University of Applied Sciences in Rostock (EUFH) presented the “Test for Reception of Grammar-Deutsch (TROG-D)”.

Prof. Dr. Annette Fox-Boyer from the European University of Applied Sciences in Rostock talked about the "Test for Reception of Grammar-Deutsch (TROG-D)" at the LIfBi.

From intermediate secondary school to university? Dr. Oliver Winkler talks about moving up within the German school system

4/12/2017

As part of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories’ (LIfBi) involvement in the National Report on Education 2018, Dr. Oliver Winkler (Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg) was invited for a guest lecture as an expert on downward and upward mobility during the school career. On April 7, 2017, he gave a presentation on the topic of “Second chance education during the life course. A sequence pattern analysis of intermediate secondary school graduates making up for Abitur.”

Dr. Oliver Winkler gave a talk about the possibilities of moving up within the German school system.

Strong participation in last survey wave of the BiLO study

4/7/2017

At the beginning of March 2017, the second and last survey wave of the BiLO study “Educational Landscape of Upper Franconia (BildungsLandschaft Oberfranken)” came to an end. A total of 6,617 people in their various stages of life and education participated. At the closing of the survey, prizes amounting to roughly €21,000 in total were raffled and sent to the winning respondents.

LIfBi Board of Trustees paves way for further consolidation of LIfBi at 11th meeting

3/31/2017

Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz takes over interim position as LIfBi Director as of April 1, 2017.

Research exhibition “In Essence. Personalities of Research” of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences opened at the LIfBi

3/21/2017

Since March 20, 2017, the exhibition “In Essence. Personalities of Research” of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is open to the public at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). It portrays nine young researchers from various countries in an innovative way.

Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons informs herself about the work at the LIfBi

3/17/2017

During her visit at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Pam Sammons, Department of Education at the University of Oxford, informed herself about the work at the Institute and the usage of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

Claudia Lechner, Anna Huber, and Bernd Holthusen, DJI Munich, round off lecture series “Refugees in Germany—Educational Trajectories and Social Integration“

3/10/2017

To round off the lecture series at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Claudia Lechner, Anna Huber, and Bernd Holthusen from the German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, DJI) in Munich presented their study “Unaccompanied and accompanied underage refugees—life situations, needs, experiences, and perspectives from the youths’ point of view”. The lecture shed light on methodological challenges and results of the first survey wave.

Claudia Lechner, Anna Huber, and Bernd Holthusen (from right) from the DJI in Munich gave a talk at the LIfBi about the situation of unaccompanied and accompanied underage refugees.

When children with special educational needs have problems with their peers—comparison of inclusive and special needs classes

3/7/2017

Prof. Susanne Schwab (University of Wuppertal, North-West University South Africa), Prof. Markus Gebhardt (TU Dortmund University), Prof. Marco Hessels (University of Geneva, North-West University South Africa), and Lena Nusser (University of Bamberg) investigated this topic on the basis of data of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS Starting Cohort 3).

Professor Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., visits the LIfBi

2/24/2017

A lively scientific exchange was the primary focus of the 3-day visit by Prof. Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Social Work & London School of Economics, at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Members of SPD Bamberg county district council visit LIfBi

2/22/2017

Local politicians define political usefulness of educational research as their key expectation.

Members of SPD Bamberg county district council with LIfBi Director Prof. Dr. Hans-Günther Roßbach (4th on left) as well as LIfBi staff.

Lecture series: PD Dr. Katrin Lindner talks about possibilities of diagnostic language tests for children and youths with a refugee background

2/16/2017

As guest lecturer in the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”, PD Dr. Katrin Lindner from the Institute for German Philology, Department I–German, Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Studies, German as a Foreign Language at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU) talked about the topic “Diagnostic Language Tests of Children with a Refugee Background Aged between 4 and 17 Years” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

In her lecture, PD Dr. Katrin Lindner gave an overview of various methods for diagnostic language tests of children and youths with a refugee background.

4th Annual General Meeting of NEPS

2/13/2017

On February 13, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) met in Bamberg for the fourth time. The NEPS Annual General Meeting represents scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories and different cooperating institutions. In this way, the NEPS receives expertise from different academic disciplines. The meeting focused on reinventing the process of instrument development for NEPS as well as its future development.

Vocational school students from Nuremberg learn about working methods in social research at the LIfBi

2/2/2017

On February 2, a group of nearly 20 students of the Vocational Business School Nuremberg 4 (Berufsschule Nürnberg 4) and their teachers visited the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) to learn about the Institute and its key working areas as well as the vocational training program for the “Specialist in Market and Social Research (Fachkraft für Markt- und Sozialforschung)”.

Vocational school students with Dr. Jutta von Maurice, Executive Director of Research at the LIfBi (3rd row, 2nd from left) as well as other LIfBi employees.

Lecture series: Wala‘ Maaitah presents project about perceived discrimination

2/2/2017

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany – Educational Trajectories and Social Integration”,  Wala’ Maaitah, doctoral candidate in the field of social psychology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, presented her research on perceived discrimination at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

Wala‘ Maaitah gave a talk entitled “Rejection Identification Model: The Case of Middle Eastern Refugees in Germany” at the LIfBi.

Lecture series: Prof. Dr. Kroneberg on network analyses in school classes

1/30/2017

As part of the lecture series “Refugees in Germany–Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg from the University of Cologne reported on the projects “The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries” (CILS4EU) and “Freundschaft und Gewalt im Jugendalter, FuGJ [Friendship and Violence During Adolescence]”.

Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg gave a talk on network analyses in school classes at the LIfBi.

Lecture series: Dr. Elisabeth Hahn talks about research project “Paths in Germany“

1/26/2017

The lecture series “Refugees in Germany – Educational Trajectories and Social Integration” at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) started the new year with a contribution by Dr. Elisabeth Hahn, Saarland University. Hahn reported on “Paths in Germany (PaGe)”, a study analyz-ing factors that promote or inhibit the integration of people refugee backgrounds.

Dr. Elisabeth Hahn reported on “Paths in Germany (PaGe)”, a study analyzing factors promoting or inhibiting the integration of people from refugee backgrounds.

Discussion about data editing and data provision at LIfBi: Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, receive information on site

1/18/2017

Dr. Helen Wareham and Virgilio Sastre, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham, received information about the challenges and solutions concerning data editing and data provision for the scientific community, illustrated by the example of the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS).

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