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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.

“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 be held online as a virtual conference from 8 – 11 March 2022. The Pre-conference for Early Career Researchers will also be held online on March 8, 2022.

We are extremely sorry that no face-to-face conference can take place in the 10th anniversary year of GEBF. Nevertheless, we are confident that we will manage to create an appealing “conference atmosphere” (the social evening will also take place, albeit in a different form).

We look forward to your participation!

Organising team of the 9th GEBF-Conference in Bamberg