Rundgespräch III in Kiel (2017)

Third Roundtable Discussion on the 05th and 06th October 2017 in Kiel

On October 05th and 06th 2017 the third Roundtable Discussion of the German research program “Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education – Validation and Methodological Innovations (KoKoHs)” took place at the Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) in Kiel. The focus of the conference was on the consequences of testing and on the question, how research results can be transferred into practice and politics.

On the first day of the conference, the 70 participants as well as national and international guest speakers were welcomed by the heads of KoKoHs scientific transfer project and representatives of the IPN. Afterwards Dr. Stefan Johansson from the University of Gothenburg gave the first keynote, titled „Consequential Validity“. Following this speech, the topics performance based measurement, innovative measurements methods, consequential validity and domain specific performance were discussed and revised in cross-project groups. At the end of the day of the results from the working groups were presented and discussed.

The second conference day started with keynotes held by Prof. Hans Anand Pant from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Prof. Carsten Könneker from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Hans Anand Pant addressed the issue how research results can be transferred into practice. Carsten Könneker elaborated on public relations, communication (and typical traps) at the interface science-society.

The concluding third roundtable discussion, moderated by Prof. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia and Prof. Hans Anand Pant, was the base for a constructive discussion on further steps and joint projects of the research program KoKoHs.

Different workshops and meetings especially for the junior researchers took place during the conferece. The second doctoral colloquium intended to establish and strengthen networks. In cooperation with the Kiel Science Outreach Campus (KiSOC) the workshop “Various Texts in Science Communication, Characteristics and Positions”, was held by Prof. Carsten Könneker. The junior researchers also had the great opportunity to present their own research projects renowned methodical experts of the IPN. In these methodiological consultations the experts answered particular questions and gave valuable advice.

We want to thank all international and national experts as well as all participants for the energetic discussions and the constructive contributions, which made this meeting a impressive event!