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Speed dating with science: LIfBi researchers at „Book a Scientist“

You never ask, you never know – as Sesame Street already knew. At "Book a Scientist," Leibniz scientists, including seven LIfBi researchers, provide insight into their research topics and everyday work in personal conversations, answer questions, and exchange views with interested parties on current scientific findings.

The free, virtual 25-minute one-on-one meetings will take place on June 15, 2022, between 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Conversations with a Leibniz expert can be reserved now.

Anmeldung auf der Webseite der Leibniz Gemeinschaft

In total, discussions will be offered on more than 60 topics in a wide variety of areas. The seven LIfBi researchers will provide insights into their research on the following topics:

Educational integration of young refugees
Dr. Regina Becker researches the educational situation and educational trajectories of young refugees. The focus is on questions of access to pre-school and school education facilities and on the successful integration of refugee children and young people into the German education system. She explains what we can learn from this research for the integration of refugee children and adolescents from Ukraine at "Book a Scientist".

Do girls read better than boys?
Dr. Kathrin Thums investigates the development of reading literacy and its influencing factors, focusing on gender differences among adolescents and adults. On "Book a Scientist," she explains how reading skills change over the course of schooling, whether well-known stereotypes actually apply, and what role motivation and perseverance play in this process.

Effects of the pandemic on health and well-being
The Corona pandemic, as well as the accompanying restrictions on daily life, had far-reaching consequences. Dr. Jacqueline Kroh provides insight into research on the impact of the pandemic on the health and well-being of adults in various age and educational groups.

Is the start of a family a brake on further education?
Life-long learning is enormously important in today's working world. Nevertheless, participation in continuing vocational training is characterized by strong social inequalities. Prof. Dr. Gundula Zoch explains to what extent starting a family leads to particular disadvantages in continuing vocational training, especially for women, and whether the expansion of early childhood care is already helping to reduce existing inequalities in women's participation in continuing education.

Education for sustainable development
How can schools help shape sustainable development through learning and educational processes? Dr. Jana Costa discusses the question of what teaching and educational opportunities could look like in the face of global social challenges, how teachers can deal with these issues professionally, and how the school of today can prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

Big Data in educational research
Anyone who wants to investigate the yield of good education in the life course needs special data - "Big Data", so to speak. Nadine Bachbauer presents "NEPS-ADIAB," a project in which individual survey and skills data from the National Education Panel (NEPS) are enriched at the person level with administrative data from the Federal Labour Office. How this works and what opportunities and limitations lie in it can be discussed with the social economist.

Social factors in the cognitive development of young children
How well children can process information and other cognitive skills are statistically related to the income and educational level of their parents. At "Book a Scientist", Maximilian Seitz explains why it is not parental income per se that is relevant for the cognitive development of young children, but rather the social environment that children are provided with, for example in the form of stimulating activities - and how this social inequality can be compensated for through early support.

Inclusion as a challenge for the German education system
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". This is a major challenge for the Federal Republic with its dense and differentiated special school system. More than ten years after the convention came into force, the majority of children with special needs still attend a special school. Sebastian Steinmetz discusses the question: How can we succeed in strengthening the rights of people in the education system and establishing inclusive structures?

Book a Scientist on 6/15/2022 takes place as part of the SILBERSALZ Festival 2022, the international science and media festival. "Ahead of us the future. #wissenvereint" - Under this motto there will be films, talks, exhibitions and live events from June 15 - 19 - online and on site in Halle (Saale).

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