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Academic perspectives for students of vocational schools

project duration: October 2012 – approx. January 2014

The government-funded project “Hochschulperspektiven für Schüler/innen berufsbildender Schulen” aims at the composition, implementation and evaluation of a partnership model between students of vocational schools and teacher training students: The latter, thereby, serve as trained mentors who try to encourage the vocational school students to take up studies at university. The project cooperates with the initiative

project management: Sibylle Drexler, Valerie Stabel
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Core curriculum Case Management

Project duration: January 2012 – June 2013

This project develops a vocationally-founded practical and modular organized core curriculum which is compatible to the German Qualifications Framework (DQR). It is funded by the Centre for Quality in Care (ZQP) (Stiftung “Zentrum für Qualität in der Pflege”) and devised in cooperation with professional associations, unions and further experts. In the framework of a basic module, cross-sectoral core competences shall be identified, analyzed and formulated (core curriculum). The advanced modules substantiate field-specific competences using the example of care consulting (elective curriculum). At the end of the project, this curriculum will be provided free of charge to all educational and training institutions for Case Manager across Germany. Besides that, further elective curricula based on the core curriculum Case Management can be developed in the fields of health and care as it has been done here using the example of care consulting.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Bals.



BELkA: accompanying research of the project “Zukunft bilden”

project duration: Autumn 2011 – spring 2013

Which effect does the reading of the daily newspaper have on trainees? In how far does it improve their language and reading skills? These are only a few questions the project tries to answer by accompanying the project “Zukunft bilden” scientifically. For the accompanying study, the project is cooperating with Mrs. Prof. Dr. Noack from the Department of German Studies.

For further information on the accompanying study click here.

project management:  Heike Hinrichs.

For further information on the project "Zukunft bilden" click here.



Analysis of the transition system in the region of Osnabrück

project duration: July 2011 – December 2011

The project developed a coordinated concept for the improvement of the regional transition system. It was funded by the Bohnenkamp-Foundation and recorded both the courses offered by regional agencies or companies as well as the cooperations with those responsible for education within the region of Osnabrück (administrative district, Federal Employment Agency, chambers, vocational schools, companies, etc.).

project management: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bals



Structure and relevance of the informal learning in the health care sector

project duration: December 2010 – mid-May 2011

With regard to the health care sector, the project studied the contexts in which informal and non-formal learning are used in order to receive a systemic overview of the real structure and relevance of different forms of learning within this sector. The project was promoted by the Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

project management: Janika Grunau.



16th Conference on Vocational Training

project duration: 23-25 March 2011

The city of Osnabrück organized the 16th Conference on Vocational Training.

For further information click here.



The quality of education in health care professions (AQiG and AQiG Reloaded)

project duration: August 2006 – June 2010

The project developed a set of inter-disciplinary quality criteria for the vocational training in the health care sector. These criteria have been tested and evaluated in a test region.

For further information click here.