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Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader, Director at the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE)

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Prof. Dr. Eckhard Klieme, Director of the Department
for Educational Quality and Evaluation at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

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Prof. Robert Slavin PhD, John Hopkins School of Education, Center for Research and Reform in
Education (USA)

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Prof. Dean Fixsen PhD, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, President of the Global Implementation Initiative (USA)

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Dr. Mirjam Moerbeek, Associate Professor at the University of Utrecht – Social and Behavioural
Sciences (The Netherlands)

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Dr. Chris Brown, Lecturer in Teaching and Research
at the University College of London – Institute of Education (United Kingdom)

Research on Intervention and Implementation in Education – Current State, Challenges, and Perspectives for Empirical Educational Research

The German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE), the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), and the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology of the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen (HIB) jointly organised the international academic conference “Research on Intervention and Implementation in Education – Current State, Challenges, and Perspectives for the Empirical Educational Research”.

Scope of the Conference

The issue of a more evidence-based educational policy and practice has increasingly gained in importance and has been a common subject of discussion in recent years. Concerning this, in our view, intervention and implementation research in the varying educational contexts (e.g., early intervention, schools, teacher education, adult education) become a focus of attention – given the ambition of empirical educational research to as effectively as possible contribute to a more evidence-based educational policy and practice. In the light of this, the conference addressed topics regarding the state, challenges, and perspectives of research on intervention and implementation in educational settings with their multi-level structures. The focus was on theoretical and/or methodological approaches and challenges in order to attain comprehensive and valid knowledge about preconditions, requirements, processes, and/or sustainable outcomes of situations of learning and instruction as well as of evidence-based educational practice and policy reforms. Based on several guest lectures, the conference sought to provide a platform for sharing and discussing these topics with international researchers.

Conference Programme

The conference was organised in the form of successive guest lectures topically ranging from experimental intervention research (within longitudinal trials) to implementation and scaling-up to evidence-based educational practice and policy. Each lecture, given by international scientists from different countries, was discussed by the plenum. Therefore, the purposes of the conference were to bring together ambitious researchers from different countries and provide them with a platform to engage in formal as well as informal conversations about intervention and/or implementation research in educational contexts, and to establish and/or intensify international and interdisciplinary networks which may last far beyond the time of the conference.

Receive the programme and more information here.

The report on the event, originally published in DIE Zeitschrift, Ausgabe 3/2017, can be found here (only available in German). The publication take place with the kind permission of the W. Bertelsmann-Verlag.

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