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A vibrant network: CIDER Spring Workshop 2021

From May 5-7, 2021, international and interdisciplinary CIDER Fellows and CIDER Seniors exchanged ideas at this year's CIDER Spring Workshop. The Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) organized the virtual event together with the CIDER Coordination Team at the Leibniz Institute Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF), which was all about presenting and discussing current research projects and sharing experiences and ideas. The three-day program included lectures by renowned educational researchers, paper presentations, discussion rounds, and opportunities for exchange in small groups. A culinary greeting from Bamberg, the home of LIfBis, was also a must.

This year's workshop of the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) focused on issues around the measurement, theoretical location and development of competencies and skills. This was examined from different perspectives in the three keynote lectures by Florian Schmiedek (University of Mannheim), Michael Gebel (University of Bamberg) and Cordula Artelt (LIfBi). As host of this year's workshop, Cordula Artelt focused her presentation on the opportunities offered by the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) for interdisciplinary research. Fittingly, the Fellows were also offered a virtual consultation and Q&A session with staff from the LIfBi Research Data Center. Lena Nusser, researcher at LIfBi and CIDER Fellow emphasized: "This year's CIDER workshop has highlighted different perspectives on topics around competencies and skills, revealing disciplinary commonalities as well as areas of tension. The constructive engagement opens up a variety of opportunities for cross-disciplinary research."

The second evening of the workshop was rounded off by a culinary greeting from Bamberg, the city of beer: the participants had previously received a typical Bamberg smoked beer by mail with which they (virtually) ended the workshop day together.

The CIDER workshops represent a worldly exchange platform for the Fellows, providing insight into different content-related, methodological and disciplinary perspectives. The presentation of a broad range of interdisciplinary research topics stimulates in-depth discussion between Fellows and Seniors. In addition, Fellows have the opportunity to exchange ideas about scientific career paths, benefiting from the experiences of CIDER Seniors.

The CIDER workshops focus on interdisciplinary academic exchange and enable the development of an international network between Fellows and more experienced researchers. "CIDER thus offers a great opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration for empirical educational research" says LIfBi Director Cordula Artelt.

To the Center for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) [external link]

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