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Research on education has been a focus of the University of Bamberg’s research profile for years, and the Bamberg Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) hosts the National Educational Panel (NEPS) and is dedicated to researching educational processes, trajectories and outcomes. Hence Bamberg is an ideal location for the GEBF conference.

The 9th GEBF conference will deal with digitalization in education. The conference itself, however, will hopefully take place face-to-face. at least we are confident that this will happen. Since we cannot foresee the further pandemic events yet, we are planning in parallel a digital format, which we will switch to if it is not possible to meet in Bamberg.

“Back to the Start - Education in the Digital Transformation” - We have chosen this title because digitalization is one of the major current trends in society, which at the same time opens up opportunities and poses new challenges. This applies in particular to the way knowledge is imparted, to teaching and learning in educational institutions and in informal contexts, and not least to educational research itself. On the one hand, the experiences made during the Covid-19 pandemic have shown us impressively the potentials of digital education. On the other hand, they have also demonstrated that great efforts are necessary to unfold these potentials. For these reasons, ist is necessary to discuss how many and which forms of digital teaching and learning should and can be implemented in a sustainable fashion, which risks and problems are connected with digital education and how these problems can be addressed. In addition, after returning from the pandemic-induced state of emergency, it will be necessary to increasingly debate to what extent digital and traditional forms of teaching should be interlinked.

Dates and hosts of the GEBF and the pre-conference for early career researchers: Hosted by the University of Bamberg and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), the 9th GEBF Annual Conference will take place from March 9 - 11, 2022 at the University of Bamberg. The Young Researchers’ Conference will take place on March 8, 2022 at LIfBi. Both conferences are planned as face-to-face events. Depending on the further course of the pandemic events, it may be necessary to switch to a digital format.

We look forward to your participation!

Organising team of the 9th GEBF-Conference in Bamberg