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The Dortmund Profile for Inclusion-Oriented Teacher Education

With the project "DoProfiL - Dortmund Profile for Inclusion-Oriented Teacher Education", which is funded by the“Qualitätsoffensive Lehrer_innenbildung”, the TU Dortmund responds to the demands resulting from the increasing social relevance of heterogeneity and inclusion. The project aims to improve the content, didactics and structure of higher education teacher training and thus optimize it. In addition to the scientific and didactic research, which aims at the development and implementation of new teaching and learning formats as well as their curricular integration, the interdisciplinary university process in the context of the Change Management and the didactic qualification of higher education teachers, is a pivotal component of the project. However, this has hardly been considered in the discussion about inclusion-oriented teacher education so far (Dannenbeck/Dorrance 2016; Drolshagen 2015).

With this understanding of an inclusive qualification of teachers and organizational development, DoBuS focuses within the project DoProfiL on the matter of facilitating and realizing inclusively taught inclusion. Measures are developed and applied that allow teachers not only to teach inclusion, but also to implement the content taught in the shaping of their individual teachings. In this way, the own teaching as well as the university as an institution is self-critically examined regarding exclusion risks and inclusive potentials.

With the objective to open a discursive space in higher education and to develop a common understanding of inclusion, DoBuS, together with the Chair of Higher Education Didactics and Research, already conducted and evaluated in the first funding phase four World Cafés.  A wide variety of qualification measures in higher education didactics increased the awareness of the teachers in DoProfiL for impairments and their significance in the context of higher education learning processes. With respect to potentially or existing exclusionary structures, cultures and practices, learning settings and teaching methods were reflected upon.

Among others, DoBuS has designed and provides the following courses in higher education didactics:

  •  Workshop Studying with Disability/Chronic Illness at TU Dortmund University
  •  Workshop and refresher workshop on accessible presentations 
  •  Workshop on granting compensation for disadvantages in exams
  •  Coaching "Teaching Inclusion inclusive, but How?

In the second funding phase, this higher education didactic program will be revised and extended and will continue to be offered to all teachers of DoProfiL. In its research, DoBuS addresses the question of the degree to which one's own impairment and disability experiences can also be understood in terms of a dual expertise in an inclusion-oriented teacher education program. In other words, DoBus deals with the extent to which the conscious and deliberate recourse to one's own experience of impairment and disability can also constitute a competence. 

Within the framework of the project, the IDEAward is annually awarded to programs or teaching approaches that especially address the issue of inclusion. DoBuS is a member of that Jury.

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Homepage: Projekt DoProfiL

Movie: DoProfiL movie (with Audiodescription)

Project Term: 2016 to 2019 and 2019 to 2023



DoProfiL is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the joint "Quality Offensive Teacher Education" of the federal and state governments.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).