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Press Releases

Press Releases

All press releases in English from January 2016 until now. Please refer to the German website for more press releases in German.


When Girls Gradually Lose Interest in Learning and Achievement – and Boys Care Even Less

A decreasing interest in expanding their own skill sets is evident in all students between grades five and nine. In this period, the students also become less inclined to demonstrate competence and cover up incompetencies. Yet, these declines are stronger in boys than in girls, a study reveals. The findings have been published in the journal “Learning and Individual Differences“. The study was conducted by researchers from the German Institute for International Educational Research (Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung – DIPF) and the University of Kassel.

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The German Education Server in a New Look

The German Education Server has been revamped, now presenting educationally relevant web resources in a more modern, user-friendly design. The new layout has been adapted to mobile devices such as smartphones. As before, the German Education Server addresses all areas of education and all interested parties and stakeholders. The new design has been launched as a beta version and users are invited to give feedback. International users will find newly designed English language catalogues.

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Supporting Children’s Individual Learning: DIPF and Jacobs Foundation Launch Partnership

How can contemporary technology serve to find out more about different learning prerequisites of children and how to offer them targeted support? DIPF will pursue these questions in a strategic partnership with the Jacobs Foundation. Central to the co-operation are a new research project and an assistant professorship.

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Educational Technologies: New Professorship Explores Future Field of Research

Professor Dr. Hendrik Drachsler is the newly appointed professor for Computer Science focusing on Educational Technologies at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) and the Goethe University Frankfurt. By this joint appointment, both institutions are strengthening German research on digitisation in education.

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How International Educational Research Takes on Societal Challenges

Experts from Australia, North America and Europe join a forum to discuss relevant developments of our time from the perspective of educational research – for example regarding the integration of immigrants or digitisation. The forum will be held at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in the USA.

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Girls Do Better at Reading, Boys do Better at Math? It’s Not That Simple!

A German study shows that the influence of gender on students’ academic achievement varies with social background. Hence, general statements regarding the educational success of boys or girls as such fall short.

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The development of children’s morality is independent of intelligence

Using intelligence tests and systematic interviews, DIPF researchers investigated 129 children aged between six and nine years to find out whether their intelligence affected the children’s moral development. No correlation could be found.

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All you need to know about assessing contexts of learning – background of PISA 2015

What are students’ learning requirements? And what educational outcomes can we expect beyond achievement? A new publication summarizes current research findings and presents details regarding how such learning conditions can be assessed based on the example of the 2015 PISA study. Concurrently, validated questionnaire instruments are made available online.

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Governance in the education system – international perspectives

At the AERA Meeting in Washington, leading educational researchers from Germany and the United States will discuss the current state of research.

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