Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Reconstruction of inclusive processes in classroom interaction

Date: September 26 - 28, 2013

Convenors: Heiko Hausendorf (Zürich, SUI), Friederike Kern (Bielefeld, GER), Birgit Lütje-Klose (Bielefeld, GER), Ingwer Paul (Bielefeld, GER) und Michael Urban (Frankfurt (Main), GER)

The ZiF workshop aimed at analysing educational processes of inclusion on the level of concrete classroom talk-in-interaction within a research oriented international and interdisciplinary setting. On the first day, oral presentations of three internationally renowned scholars gave an overview over the situation in countries with an already long practical and qualitatively oriented research tradition of inclusive education. On the second day, small groups of researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds (linguists, educationalists, sociologists, didactic experts) discussed an authentic video sequence of classroom interaction in order to bring together divergent theoretical and methodological perspectives. It was agreed that the development of empirically based criteria for inclusive processes, such as a series of concrete communicative practices, is central to further research on the subject. On the third day, opportunities for academic teacher training offered by empirical research were discussed. Further possibilities of cooperation were explored and an interdisciplinary research association was finally initiated.


Edith Brugger-Paggi (Brixen, ITA), Alan Dyson (Manchester, GBR), Stefan Fries (Bielefeld, GER), Julia Gasterstädt (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Bernd Gröben (Bielefeld, GER), Natascha Korff (Oldenburg, GER), Ulrike Kranefeld (Bielefeld, GER), Susanne Kreitz-Sandberg (Linköping, SWE), Thorben Lahtz (Hannover, GER), Beate Lingnau (Bielefeld, GER), Ulrich Mehlem (Frankfurt am Main, GER), Susanne Miller (Bielefeld, GER), Sören Ohlhus (Bielefeld, GER), Claudia Pazen (Bielefeld, GER), Uta Quasthoff (Dortmund, GER), Hubertus Redlich (Berlin, GER), Lilian Streblow (Bielefeld, GER), Tanja Sturm (Basel, SUI), Anja Thim (Bremen, GER), Elke Wild (Bielefeld, GER), Borgunn Ytterhus (Houston, USA)

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