Tag: vocational training

Doctorate and First Joint Postdoc-Position

Anja Augsdörfer has submitted her cumulative dissertation entitled “Promoting the Situation-Specific Lesson Planning and Coaching Skills of Prospective Teachers and Mentors in Vocational Education: a Video-Based Intervention Study” and passed her oral defense with high distinction on 28. February 2019 under my supervision. She has thus been the first doctoral candidate from the state-funded project “Professional teachers’ actions to promote subject-based learning under changing social conditions (ProfaLe)” to complete her doctorate and will start the first ever Joint Postdoc-Position at Universität Hamburg and Macquarie University on 01. April 2019.

Anja made the necessary contacts during a short research stay at Macquarie University in the course of her doctoral project and decided to move back to Australia to work on a project focusing on “Computational Thinking Pedagogies” together with Associate Professor Matt Bower. The Joint Postdoc position has been newly created under the umbrella of the strategic partnership between Hamburg and Macquarie for this purpose.

Congratulations, Anja!

We wish you all the best for your stay in Sydney and look forward to welcoming you back in Hamburg!

Language and Communication in Vocational Education

My article “The Perspective of Vocational and Business Education” (German title: Die Perspektive der Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik) has recently been published in the Inderdisciplinary Manual on Language and Communication in Vocational Training and Continuing Education –   “Sprache und Kommunikation in der beruflichen Aus- und Weiterbildung”, published by Christian Efing and Karl-Hubert Kiefer.

ISBN: 978-3-8233-8041-2

Link to publisher

Profession and Language

The German publisher Franz Steiner Verlag has just published a supplement to its Journal of Vocational and Business Education titled “Profession and Language – Requirements, Competences and Promotion”.

Fact sheet (German)

Sample chapter (German)

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Learning with Digital Media

Last week I attended the 5th Conference on “Digital Media – Analogue Reality”, a conference series organised by the Federal Insitute for Vocational Education and Training, this time in collaboration with the largest German supermarket corporation EDEKA. This 5th edition focused on learning and teaching environments in commercial occupations. A lot of good ideas from both businesses and vocational schools attracted my attention. However, as shown by the following critical but constructive reflections, there is still much to be done.

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Doctorate Katharina Baumann

You should be able to cope with writing – at least a bit!
A study on the writing skills of trainees in the lower vocational training segment seen in the context of training maturity.

Katharina Baumann demonstrates excellent writing skills. Under the German title „Man muss schon ein bisschen mit dem Schreiben zurechtkommen! – Eine Studie zu den Schreibfähigkeiten von Auszubildenden im unteren beruflichen Ausbildungssegment im Kontext von Ausbildungsreife“, she has completed her doctorate with great success.