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New BWP project focuses intensively on vocational school teacher training

The University of Osnabrück is once again successful in the "Quality Offensive for Teacher Education": Two applications with a duration from 2020 to 2024 were approved in the current, third round of calls for proposals  The University will receive a total of around 1.7 million euros. With the "Teacher Training Quality Offensive", the Federal Government and the Länder want to jointly prepare prospective teachers for the challenges they expect in schools today. BWP is responsible for both projects.

Against the background of the nationwide demand for teachers at vocational schools, the individual project "DEIN LBS Campus - Transitions from Vocational Education to Vocational Education Design", which has now been approved by the University of Osnabrück, deals with the standardisation and quality assurance of the diverse cross- and side-entry activities into the vocational teaching profession as well as the opening of university study phases for part-time studies. The university will receive around 1.5 million euros for this.

The joint project SeReKo from the Universities of Osnabrück and Oldenburg will receive a total of around 600,000 euros in funding, of which around 230,000 euros will go to the University of Osnabrück. The aim of this project, which is also the responsibility of the Vocational and Business Education Department, is to improve the study of the teaching profession for vocational schools by linking the theoretical and practical parts of teacher training more closely. 

The detailed press release can be found at here.
Further information on the two funded projects will follow shortly.

In the field of vocational and economic education there are currently 2 vacancies advertised

[Mai 2019]
The following 2 positions are currently advertised at AG Frommberger:

* Research assistant (50%), application deadline: 12.06.2019
You will find the invitation to tender here.

* Junior professorship in Vocational and Business Education with a focus on Vocational Teacher Training Research, application deadline: 20.06.2019
You will find the invitation to tender here.

Thinking and acting in sustainable contexts is part and parcel of the knowledge of a milk technologist. Expert workshop in the NaMiTec project

[März 2019]
At the beginning of March 2019, an expert workshop was held at the Dairy Education Centre of the Oldenburg Chamber of Agriculture. At this workshop, the efforts of the companies in the field of sustainability, current needs and future challenges in the area of vocational training for sustainable development in the dairy industry were discussed and compiled. On the basis of this in-depth inventory and needs analysis, competence expectations for vocational training in the profession of milk technologist will now be formulated and concrete teaching/learning modules developed. The aim is to strengthen the sustainability awareness of (inter)company trainers and trainees and to provide them with the necessary knowledge on how sustainability can be implemented in the milk processing industry. The expert workshop clearly demonstrated one thing: Thinking and acting in sustainable contexts is part of the knowledge of a milk technologist. 

Further information on the NaMiTec project can be found at here.

 

 

New project investigates competence development in vocational education and training on the basis of planning and implementation of instruction in commercial vocational education and training in an international comparison

[April 2019]
In a new BMBF-funded project on competence development in vocational education and training in an international comparison (CodeVET), AG Frommberger together with project partners from the University of Cologne, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and Shanghai Universities, East China Normal University and Tongji University, is investigating the significance and development of competence orientation in curricula and in the teaching of commercial vocational education and training in Russia and China in a comparative way and with reference to Germany. Project manager is Prof. Dr. Dietmar Frommberger, project collaborator is Anastasia Goncharova.

Further information on the project and other projects of AG Frommberger can be found here.

 

Closed conference of the BWP

[März 2019]
From 18.03. to 19.03. the retreat of the two working groups of Prof. Bals and Prof. Frommberger of vocational and economic education took place. The aim of this conference was the revision of the curriculum of the BWP in the teacher training courses in the context of the upcoming re-accreditation. The method used was a future workshop moderated by Dr. Wilhelm Trampe. The premises of the Protestant Academy Loccum provided a creative and hospitable setting.

 

March 2019

Latest news from the HoPe project

 

Also in the winter semester 2018/19, various activities took place within the framework of the HoPe project.

Short reports on individual activities can be found here.

 

Special Issue, "berufsbildung - Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog" devised and managed by Prof. Frommberger

[März 2018] Working Group Frommberger
"connection of vocational and higher education" - special issue, "berufsbildung - Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog" published (http://www.zeitschrift-berufsbildung.de/). The issue is devised and managed by Prof. Frommberger, you can find articles by different persons of the University Osnabrück dealing with vocational education and training.

 

Rethinking Education - Interview with Prof. Frommberger published

[February 2018] Working group Frommberger
In the interview Prof. Frommberger talks about VET in Germany. The article is entitled "Rethinking education: "Vocational training needs upgrading, further qualification and flexibilisation" in ihk-magazin 2/2018.

Study of teacher education and recruitment published

[March 2018] Working group Frommberger

A new study of teacher education and recruitment written by Prof. Dr. Dietmar Frommberger and Silke Lange was carried out in March 2018:

Frommberger, Dietmar; Lange, Silke (2018): Zur Ausbildung von Lehrkräften für berufsbildende Schulen. Befunde und Entwicklungsperspektiven. WISO Diskurs 04/2018 (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung).

Frommberger, Dietmar; Lange, Silke (2018): Zur Ausbildung von Lehrkräften für berufsbildende Schulen. Befunde und EntwicklungsperspektivenWorking Paper Forschungsförderung, 60 (Hans-Böckler-Stiftung).

A study of vocational schools as a part in the German dual systems written by Prof. Dr. Karin Büchter (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg) was published concurrently:

Büchter, Karin (2018): Berufsschulen in der dualen Ausbildung und regionalen Wirtschaft. Gleichberechtigte Partnerschaft durch Reformen? WISO Diskurs 05/2018 (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung).

Büchter, Karin (2018): Berufsschulen in der dualen Ausbildung und regionalen Wirtschaft. Gleichberechtigte Partnerschaft durch Reformen? Working Paper der Forschungsförderung, 59 (Hans-Böckler-Stiftung).