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Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Educational and Developmental Perspectives

Virtual IDeA Conference, March 22nd to March 24th 2021

Here you find the conference program and the links to the video recordings of the keynotes (which will be added successively). If you are interested, we would also be happy to send you the presentations of individual papers:

Socio-emotional aspects

Chairs: Sabine Andresen (Goethe University Frankfurt, IDeA), Andreas B. Neubauer (DIPF, IDeA)

Welcome address and introduction to day 1

Florian Schmiedek (DIPF, IDeA)

Keynote I

Children’s well-being during a pandemic

Asher Ben-Arieh (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Video recording

Symposium I

Childhood – adolescence – family during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sabine Andresen & Johanna Wilmes (Goethe University Frankfurt, IDeA)

Child care uptake and well-being during the second Corona-lockdown in Germany

Susanne Kuger  (German Youth Institute, IDeA), Florian Spensberger, Hanna Lena Maly-Motta, Mariana Grgic, & Franz Neuberger (German Youth Institute)

Psychological adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic

Andreas B. Neubauer, Andrea C. Kramer, Andrea Schmidt (DIPF, IDeA), Annette Brose (Humboldt University of Berlin), & Florian Schmiedek (DIPF, IDeA)


Preschool teachers‘ experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic

Julia Steigleder, Lilly Buhr (University of Tübingen, IDeA), Jan-Henning Ehm (DIPF, IDeA), Antje von Suchodoletz (New York University Abu Dhabi, IDeA) & Caterina Gawrilow (University of Tübingen, IDeA)

Panel discussion I

Assessing behavior and experience during the COVID-19 pandemic

Andreas B. Neubauer (DIPF, IDeA), Hannes Rakoczy (University of Göttingen), & Alexandra Schmitterer (DIPF, IDeA)

Chair: Sabine Andresen (Goethe University Frankfurt, IDeA)


Effects on teaching and learning

Chairs: Benjamin Fauth (University of Tübingen, IBBW, IDeA), Ilonca Hardy (Goethe University Frankfurt, IDeA), Mareike Kunter (DIPF, IDeA)

Introduction to day 2

Florian Schmiedek (DIPF, IDeA)

Keynote II

Teacher agency in moving to remote / online teaching during school closures

Melanie Ehren (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Video recording

Symposium II

Children at risk - Challenges for schools in international comparison


Nina Jude & Katharina Kriegbaum (Heidelberg University)

Contextualizing teaching quality in distance and in-class education

Ann-Kathrin Jaekel (University of Tübingen, IDeA) & Richard Göllner (University of Tübingen)

Math and reading competences at the beginning of secondary school before and after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Johannes Schult, Nicole Mahler, Benjamin Fauth (Institute for Educational Analysis Baden-Württemberg ), & Marlit A. Lindner (IPN - Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Kiel)

Beginning teachers‘ experiences during the pandemic

Kristin Wolf (Goethe University) & Mareike Kunter (DIPF, IDeA)

Best practice series

Schools’ coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Volker Arntz (Hardtschule Durmersheim), Barbara Donnelly (Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie), Björn Lengwenus (Grund- und Stadtteilschule Alter Teichweg Hamburg), Micha Pallesche (Ernst-Reuter-Schule Karlsruhe)

Chair: Benjamin Fauth (University of Tübingen, IBBW, IDeA) & Ilonca Hardy (Goethe University Frankfurt, IDeA)


Effects of school closures on individual learning progresses

Chairs: Charlotte Dignath (DIPF, IDeA), Marcus Hasselhorn (DIPF, IDeA)

Introduction to day 3

Florian Schmiedek & Marcus Hasselhorn (DIPF, IDeA)

Keynote III

Early identification and prevention of problems associated with reading acquisition: How it works during the pandemic

Heikki Lyytinen (University of Jyväskylä)

Video recording

Symposium III

Progressing or regressing? Neurobiology of screen vs literacy exposure in children pre and during the COVID-19 pandemic


Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Technion Israel)

Effects of school closures on reading and math skills in first graders

Patrick Lösche (DIPF, IDeA)

The importance of reading competence, willingness to make an effort and parental support for students’ coping with self-regulated learning during school closures

Ilka Wolter, Manja Attig, Lena Nusser, & Kathrin Lockl (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories)

Students’ self-regulation and attributes of daily homeschooling assignments are related to students’ daily learning independence


Friederike Blume, Andrea Schmidt, Andrea C. Kramer, Florian Schmiedek, & Andreas B. Neubauer (DIPF, IDeA)

Panel discussion II

Effects of school closures on individual learning progresses

Friederike Blume (DIPF, IDeA), Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Technion Israel), Patrick Lösche (DIPF, IDeA), Heikki Lyytinen (University of Jyväskylä), & Ilka Wolter (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories)

Chair: Charlotte Dignath (DIPF, IDeA)

Conference Host:
Prof. Dr. Florian Schmiedek (DIPF, IDeA)

Full program as PDF