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New publication “Similar or Different Training Cultures? German and Chinese Companies in Their Home and Host Countries” is selected for the Journal "Societies" as the Cover Story


For internationally producing companies, training and recruiting skilled workers is particularly challenging. At various international locations, companies often encounter a “skills ecosystem” that differs to a greater or lesser extent from that of the home country. This article considers this problem and examines German companies in Germany and China and, conversely, Chinese companies in China and Germany. Specifically, it examines (1) how the training cultures of companies differ between the home country and abroad, (2) which influencing factors determine the training cultures realized in each case, and (3) what influence the respective nationally prevailing skills ecosystems specifically exert. The findings from these four perspectives document that German companies in Germany use the formal vocational training system of dual training, whereas German companies in China are strongly influenced by the local training culture of in-company learning. Moreover, Chinese companies in China also use this training, and only cooperate to a limited extent with the formal school-based vocational education and training system. The findings show that Chinese companies in Germany do not adopt the dual training system used in Germany. This article analyses these results and discusses the reasons behind them, drawing of a distinction between institutional logic and internal logic. The article (open-access) may be found in the current issue (Vol. 13, Issue 5 (May 2023)) of the international journal of sociology “Societies “ or here.


Participation in the JVET Conference

From Thursday, 13th until 15th of July 2023, the 15th the Journal of Vocational Education and Training (JVET) hosted a conference that brought together leading experts, educators, and researchers from around the globe. The event, held at Keble College in Oxford, England, witnessed a diverse range of presentations, discussions, and valuable insights into the field of vocational education and training. 
JVET invited two distinguished experts in the field. Nandini Gooptu and John Buchanan took the stage as keynote speakers, sharing their profound insights and expertise, and leaving a lasting impact on the audience. Another highlight of the conference was the celebration of 75th anniversary of JVET from its beginnings to becoming a reputable platform for disseminating groundbreaking research in the field, JVET has played a pivotal role in shaping vocational education globally.
As well the team of Chair of Economics and Business Education from the University of Cologne has contributed to this inspiring event. Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz moderated several sessions and contributed with his own presentation, sharing the latest research findings and offering a unique perspective on a study on training activities of British, French, US, Japanese and Chinese companies in Germany.
Dr. Junmin Li's presentation featured a collaborative effort with Elisabeth Knight from Victoria University, Australia elaborated the Anglo-saxony and German concepts of vocational competence and competency in context of policy transfer.
The exchange of ideas and experiences throughout the conference laid a strong foundation for future collaboration and research, ensuring that vocational training remains responsive to the evolving needs of society.


Research visit by Professor Dr. Orr from the University of Huddersfield in England

From 28th November to 09th December 2022, Professor Dr. Orr visited the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.). During his stay he gave, among other things, lectures for students of the Master's programme "Business Education" and provided insights into his research on VET policy in England, subject-specialist pedagogy in VET teaching and the training of teachers in England. He also chaired a doctoral colloquium in which current developments of qualifications in the English vocational training landscape were discussed.

Prof. Dr. Kevin Orr is Professor of Work and Learning and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Huddersfield. He also brings extensive experience in teaching at Further Education Colleges and specifically in training future teachers. He publishes on various topics, including vocational education and training, teacher education, professional development and quantitative research methods in educational research.

The cooperation between the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) was also strengthened through individual discussions with staff members about current research projects.

The members of G.R.E.A.T. in Cologne would like to thank Professor Dr. Orr for the exciting insights. We are looking forward to further exchanges.

Research visit by Professor Nokelainen from Tampere University in Finland

From 10th October to 21st October 2022, Professor Nokelainen visited the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.). During this time, he shared comprehensive insights into his research in Finland with students of the Master's programme "Business Education". Additionally, he chaired a doctoral colloquium, initiating a lively discussion on his research results, but also on the doctoral students' own research.
Prof. Dr. Petri Nokelainen is a full professor at Tampere University in Finland, but also holds the position as an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn University, Estonia. In addition, Prof Nokelainen has extensive and long-standing experience through his position as Head of the Professional Growth and Learning Research Group. He publishes on the topics of Engineering Education, Regulation of Learning, Emotions, Active Learning, Workbased Learning and Professional Growth.
The cooperation between the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) and Professor Nokelainen has already existed for several years. In the past, a joint article with Dr Junmin Li (Chair of Economics and Business Education) was published: Pylväs, Laura; Li, Junmin; Nokelainen, Petri (2021), Professional Growth and Workplace Learning. In: Harteis, C., Gijbels, D., Kyndt, E. (eds) Research Approaches on Workplace Learning. Professional and Practice-based Learning, vol 31. Springer, Cham. (pp 137–155)
The members of G.R.E.A.T. in Cologne would like to thank Professor Nokelainen for the exciting insights. We are looking forward to further exchanges. 

Memorandum of Understanding: Indian Institute of Management Shillong

The German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong, newly signed in August 2022. The MoU allows a regular exchange of scholars, faculty members and information to enhance research and mutual understanding between both institutions. More information about the cooperation with the IIM and other current activities of G.R.E.A.T. in India can be found here.


New publication on how the dual system is dealing with the Corona pandemic

The impact of the Corona pandemic was also evident at the training market, not at least because of the close links between the dual system and the economy. At the same time, school and company closures as well as strict hygiene regulations led to training activities being temporarily interrupted or severely restricted. In order to still ensure the start or continuation of training within the dual system, it was necessary for the responsible actors to act quickly. However, since the dual system is a collective training model with a high degree of complexity, the question arises to what extent such a complex system is capable of acting in the short term. 
These and other questions are explored in the recently published article "Collective Skill Formation Regimes in Times of Covid-19: A Governance-Focused Analysis of the German Dual Training System", which was developed at the Chair of Economics and Business Education. The article (open-access) may be found in the current issue (Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)) of the „International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training“ or here.    


Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz: „Most Productive Author“

Source: Gessler et al. (2021, p. 189)

In the study by Gessler, Nägele & Stadler (2021), a "scoping review" or "bibliometric mapping analysis" was carried out for the research field at the boundary between "learning and work For this purpose, a total of 5,474 peer-reviewed publications were taken into account, which were published between 2011 and 2020 and are listed in the Scopus database. The focus of the evaluation and structuring was, among other things, on the most frequently used keywords (e.g., the clusters "workplace learning", "apprenticeships", "teacher-training" etc.), the most frequently cited papers and authors as well as existing "collaborative networks" between countries, journals and authors. With a number of 28 publications between 2011-2020, Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz was identified as the "most productive author" in this study. Of his papers, his typology approach in the context of international comparative VET research was cited most frequently. The study by Gessler, Nägele and Stadler was published in a special issue of the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training and is available here (open access)


Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz at the 8th International Conference of Research in Vocational Education and Training in Stockholm

From 11-13 May 2022, the 8th International Conference of Research in Vocational Education and Training took place in Stockholm, in which also Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz participated. In his contribution "Training in a dual mode: Cooperation structures and procedures in actors' networks in Mexico", Prof. Dr. Pilz presented initial findings from the "DualReg" project. Further information on the conference (e.g., Book of Abstracts) can also be found on the conference website.


Call for Papers - 4th International GREAT Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) will trake place from 28.-30. September 2022 in Cologne, Germany. 
The conference will deal with current issues and findings within the context of informal learning in vocational education and training (VET). Therefore, it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to submit a conference abstract by the 14th of February 2022. For more information, please have a look at the Call for Papers.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz as a speaker at a joint webinar by the OECD and the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Megatrends such as digitalisation, globalisation and demographic change are leading to sustainable changes in the world of work. In order to secure the employability of workers in the future, flexible forms of continuing education and training are becoming increasingly relevant. Against this backdrop, the OECD and the Bertelsmann Stiftung organised a joint webinar on 11.01.21 on the topic of "Flexible qualification for the future of work: opportunities for career advancement and securing skilled workers" to discuss possible consequences for shaping the German landscape of continuing vocational education and training. Referring to experiences as well as evidence from the international context, Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz together with Alexander Höbl (Austrian Federal Ministry for Digitalisation and Business Location) and Dr. Thomas Kruppe (Institute for Employment Research) participated in a panel discussion that dealt with questions of the performance of flexible qualification approaches. A recording of the webinar and further information can be found here. For the recording of the panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Pilz, please watch the video from minute 30:45.


Guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz and Prof. Dr. Shinji Sakano as part of the German-Japanese scientific cooperation

To mark the 160th anniversary of German-Japanese relations and the close academic exchange between the two countries, the University of Bonn, the University of Cologne and the Japan Foundation Cologne are jointly hosting an online lecture series in the summer semester of 2021 on the results of current and joint research from a wide range of disciplines, which will also be reflected against the background of societal developments in Germany and Japan. Together with Prof. Dr. Shinji Sakano from Tamagawa University, Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz gave a lecture on "The transition from the education system to the employment system: Japan and Germany in comparison" on 05.05.2021. The focus was particularly on the structures and regulatory mechanisms in the education and employment systems of the respective countries, which were examined and compared in their respective contexts. A video of the lecture and the subsequent discussion is now available online. Further information and dates for the lecture series within the framework of the German-Japanese academic cooperation can be found here.

Special Issue of the “Kölner Zeitschrift für Wirtschaft und Pädagogik“ now published

In May 2021, a new issue of the “Kölner Zeitschrift für Wirtschaft und Pädagogik” was recently published. This issue focuses on the field of international comparative VET research and presents initial findings on the research projects conducted at GREAT within the framework of the BMBF funding line "Internationalisation of Vocational Education and Training". A first insight into the Special Issue can be found here.

Publication of the first issue of the International Journal of Training and Development (IJTD) with Matthias Pilz as new Editor-in-Chief

We are very pleased to inform you that the first issue of the IJTD under the newly formed Editorial Board is now published. Since July 2020, the journal has been edited by Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz as the new Editor-in-Chief as well as Prof. Kothandaraman Kumar (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India), Ass. Prof. Dr. Jun Li (Tongji University, China), Ass. Prof. Dr. Jay Plasman (Ohio State University, USA) and Prof. Dr. Volker Wedekind (Nottingham University, UK) as Associate Editors.

The IJTD has a multidisciplinary orientation and focuses, among other aspects, on economic and political developments as well as scientific approaches and findings in the context of initial and continuing vocational education and training or training activities. With its claim to high-quality conceptual or empirical research, the journal's central objective is particularly to promote an international dialogue on the topic of "vocational education and training" and to strengthen cooperation between research, policy and practice.
The current issue can be found on the website of Wiley, London

New publications in the context of export of vocational training

The export or transfer of German dual vocational training remains a highly relevant topic. Despite the large number of transfer projects and approaches, only few empirical findings are available in this area. We are therefore pleased to be able to mention two new publications in this context:

Faßbender, U. & Pilz, M. (2020): Merkmale dualer Berufsausbildung in den internationalen Angeboten deutscher Bildungsanbieter. Journal Of Technical Education (JOTED) 8(2), pp. 26-45. You can find the article on the JOTED homepage [German Language only].

Bakırcı, B. & Pilz, M. (2019). "Eigentlich bin ich ein bisschen dazu gekommen wie die Jungfrau zum Kind!" Zum Professionsverständnis von deutschen Berufsbildungsexperten im Ausland. Tertium Comparationis - Journal für International und Interkulturell Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft 25(1), 45-70. You can find this article here [German Language only].

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz as new Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham

For the next three years (from August 2020), Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz has been appointed as the new Honorary Professor at the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. With this award, the University of Nottingham aims to attract proven experts from the fields of vocational training, business and industry to provide external input for teaching and to carry out joint research projects. In the longer term, the cooperation between the parties involved and the universities in particular shall be strengthened.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz as new Editor-In-Chief of the "International Journal of Training and Development"

Since July 2020 Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz is the new Editor-In-Chief for the "International Journal of Training and Development" (IJTD). With a focus on the latest international developments and scientific knowledge in the field of vocational education and training, the IJTD includes various research disciplines. The publications of the IJTD deal with a wide range of issues within vocational education and training and related fields of education, such as current approaches and findings in initial and continuing training practice as well as political and strategic lines of development in the field of vocational education and training or training activities. With a multidisciplinary and internationally oriented approach as well as various empirically oriented publications, the journal's primary objective is to promote international dialogue to advance and strengthen vocational education and training worldwide. Due to the given scope, the Journal is therefore not only addressed to the scientific community, but also to relevant and interested actors from economy and politics. The IJTD is published annually with a total of four issues. Further information about the IJTD as well as a complete overview of the publications can be found on the pages of the Wiley Online Library.


New publication in the "International Vocational Training Research" series

Another volume in the "International Vocational Training Research" series edited by Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Frommberger and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Gessler has now been published in time for the end of May 2020. The new volume entitled "Comparative Vocational Education Research" was edited by Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz and Dr. Junmin Li and refers explicitly to the discipline of international comparative vocational education training research. In addition to presenting further theoretical developments within the discipline, the aim of the volume was also to present methodological approaches and excellent research findings. As a result, this is a volume that offers comparative studies in vocational education and training a special place and contains a large number of scientific contributions by world-renowned vocational training researchers. A short overview of the book is also provided by the contribution of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Gessler, which you can find here.


Digitalisation - What about data protection in schools and what do teachers know about it?

During her internship semester and in her study project, the former Master student Ms. Anna Kruse pursued the question of what teachers at a vocational school know about the DSGVO, which has been in use since 2018. A summary of her study and its results can be found in the new issue of the "Fachmagazin für den Datenschutz" (from p. 74) of the Berufsverband der deutschen Datenschutzbeauftragten (BvD). The study project was carried out in the summer semester 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz and offers exciting insights into the topic "Data Protection at Vocational Colleges". Ms. Anna Kruse herself successfully completed the master's degree course "Teaching at vocational colleges" in spring 2020 - we congratulate her on her publication and wish her all the best for her further professional future.


Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz on field research in Japan

In the time from 10.02.-24.02.2020, Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz is on field research in Japan. This research visit is funded by the "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science". In the context of several interviews with school actors such as teachers, he is investigating the attitude of teachers towards vocational training. Several visits to schools, universities and companies are organized nationwide. On 10.02.2020, he already visited the Toyohashi Technical High School and interviewed the headmaster as well as other trainers regarding the motivation of the students, the satisfaction with school life, the employment status and the professional biography of the teachers - a Japanese article about this visit can be found here. Furthermore, he has already visited the "Aichi High School of Technology and Engineering" - There he met both Prof. Etsuo Yokoyama, who works at Nagoya University and has been a visiting fellow at the Department of Economic and Business Education, and the headmaster Mr. Yamaguchi Naoto. Similar surveys have already been conducted in India and China. In addition, Prof. Dr. Pilz also gave a lecture on vocational training in Germany at Nagoya University. A short report on the research visit of Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz can be found here.


Board Meeting of G.R.E.A.T.

On 27th December 2019, the regular Board Meeting of the German Research Center for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) took place in the rooms of the institute. The board members were informed about the extensive activities and new projects of the research center. Besides Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz, Dr. Junmin Li, Julia Regel and Sebastian Schneider of the University of Cologne, Dr. Volker Wedekind as guest of the University of Nottingham as well as the Board Members Tilman Nagel of GIZ and Shyamal Majumdar of Unesco-Unevoc, took part in the meeting.


Research visit of Dr. Volker Wedekind from the University of Nottingham

From 18.11. to 29.11.2019 Dr. Volker Wedekind visited the Institute for Vocational, Economic and Social Education. During this time, he gave individual courses for students of the master's programme "Business Education" and also chaired a colloquium for doctoral students. During these courses, he was able to provide students and doctoral students with interesting insights into his research work and to stimulate discussion. He was also available as a contact person for individual student theses focusing on the British and South African vocational training systems and was able to advise doctoral students on their research projects.

Dr. Wedekind is currently working at the University of Nottingham in the School of Education as deputy director, but has also spent a large part of his career so far in South Africa, so that he is distinguished by his great expertise for both the UK as well as the South African vocational training system. His current research interests include the relationship between education, social policy and economic development as well as vocational training practices and their differences with other forms of education. In the future, Dr. Volker Wedekind will focus on the field of migration and the associated challenges for vocational education and training. The staff of the institute are looking forward to further visits by Dr. Wedekind.


Research Workshop on "international comparative vocational education and training research"

expand: Forschungsworkshop Gruppenfoto

On 14 November 2019, the Chair of Economics and Business Education at the University of Cologne hosted an all-day research workshop on international comparative vocational education and training research. In addition to the staff of Prof. Dr. Pilz and international guests, other colleagues from the chairs of Prof. Dr. habil. Frommberger of the University of Osnabrück and Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Gessler of the University of Bremen, attended the research workshop.

The fascinating lectures, which dealt with the most diverse facets and questions within the internationally comparative vocational training research, stimulated fruitful discussions as well as a professional exchange. In addition, the workshop participants had the opportunity to exchange views on their current research projects and questions. All in all, it was an extremely enriching day for all participants, which will be repeated in the near future.



Guest Lectures by Prof. Dr. (em.) Roger Harris from the University of South Australia

The Chair of Economics and Business Education of Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz was pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. (em.) Roger Harris from the School of Education (University of South Australia) from the 4th to the 15th of November 2019. Prof. Dr. Harris is a renowned scientist in the field of international comparative vocational education and training research and has published numerous journal and book articles in the field of vocational education research and teacher training. Despite his retirement, he remains committed to his field of research and was a guest at the Chair of Business and Social Education in July 2016, where he provided students and staff at the institute with interesting insights into the Australian vocational training system. In September 2018, he also took part in the G.R.E.A.T. Conference on International Comparative Vocational Education and Training Research.

During his current stay, Prof. Dr. Harris continued to share practical tips, experiences and insights into his research work and the Australian vocational training system with both the Master's students and the Institute's staff through several courses. Furthermore, he participated as an external guest in the workshop "International Comparative Vocational Education and Training Research".


Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz zu Fachgesprächen in Berlin

Foto: Dr. Maren Jasper-Winter

Die Weiterentwicklung der beruflichen Bildung gilt politisch als ein drängendes Thema, wie u.a. die Arbeit der aktuellen Enquete-Kommission „Berufliche Bildung in der digitalen Arbeitswelt“ aufzeigt.
Im Nachgang zu einer Sitzung der Enquete-Kommission führte Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz ein ausführliches Fachgespräch mit Dr. Jens Brandenburg MdB, Fraktion der Freien Demokraten im Deutschen Bundestag, Sprecher für Studium, berufliche Bildung und lebenslanges Lernen sowie Sprecher für LSBTI sowie anschließend mit Frau Dr. Maren Jasper-Winter, MdA, u.a. Sprecherin für berufliche Bildung der Fraktion der Freien Demokraten im Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin.


Research visit of Professor Etsuo Yokoyama (Nagoya University Japan)

Prof. Yokoyama was a guest at the Institute for Vocational, Economic and Social Education from 24.06.-05.07.2019. Through various lectures and numerous discussions he was able to provide insights into his field of research and into the Japanese VET system. Besides he showed large interest in the German vocational education system, he visited the Federal institute for vocational training in Bonn and the Berufskolleg Alfred Müller Armack in the Südstadt of Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Yokoyama is based at the Institute for Educational Science at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at Nagoya University. He is a renowned scientist in the field of international comparative vocational education and training. One of his central research areas is in the field of handicrafts. Among other things, he has dealt with vocational training in the craft trades in the Scandinavian countries and their influence on other countries. Another focus is on domestic vocational education and training and the origins and history of Japanese crafts and trades as well as women's education in Japan. 

Teilnahme an der elften Sitzung der Enquete-Kommission

v.l.n.r.: Prof. Dr. M. Pilz; R. Siilivask; Dr. S. Kaufmann; K. Pouliakas

Am Montag, dem 03.06.2019, traf sich die Enquete-Kommission bereits zum elften Mal und beschäftigte sich in einer öffentlichen Anhörung mit dem Thema der "Beruflichen Bildung in der digitalen Arbeitswelt". In der Kommission tauschten sich Experten*innen aus Politik und Forschung rege über den aktuellen Stand der Digitalisierung in der Arbeitswelt im internationalen Vergleich aus. Auch Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz vom Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Sozialpädagogik der Universität zu Köln war als Sachverständiger geladen, sowie Konstantinos Pouliakas und Rita Siilivask vom Europäischen Zentrum für die Förderung der Berufsbildung (CEDEFOP). Herr Pilz berichtete in dem Gremium, unter dem Vorsitzenden Herrn Dr. Stefan Kaufmann (CDU/CSU), von den Berufsbildungssystemen in Japan, China und Indien und ging dabei speziell auf deren Unterschiede ein und inwieweit das deutsche Berufsbildungssystem für hybride Formen geweitet werden kann, um eine noch stärkere Akademisierung zu verhindern. 

Video der öffentlichen Anhörung der elften Sitzung der Enquete-Kommission - "Berufliche Bildung in der digitalen Arbeitswelt"



Editorial Meeting of the International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz, one of the editors of the International Handbook of Vocational Education and Training (IHBB), took part in the editors' meeting at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on 16.04.2019. The IHBB is one of the German-language standard publications in the field of comparative vocational training research. The event served as an opportunity to exchange information on currently published and planned country studies. The full article on the editorial meeting with further information can be found on the BIBB website.


Internationale Konferenz des Bundesinstituts für Berufsbildung (BiBB) - Kooperation zwischen Sozialpartnern und Staat

Bildungsexpert*innen sitzen dikutierend im Kreis

©Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung

Auf der internationalen Konferenz des BiBB vom 03.-04.04.2019 in Siegburg wurde die Bedeutung der Kooperation von Sozialpartnern und Staat stark hervorgehoben. Ca. 60 Bildungsexpert*innen nahmen an der zweitägigen Tagung teil und tauschten sich rege in Workshops aus. Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz beteiligte sich in seiner Funktion als Beiratsmitglied des Projektes an der Konferenz und moderierte einen der Workshops.
Im ersten Teil der Konferenz stand das Forschungsprojekt "Entwicklung nationaler Ausbildungsstandards - Akteure, Verfahren und Gestaltung im europäischen Vergleich" des BiBB im Fokus. Im zweiten Teil wurde eine Untersuchung des CEDEFOP über die Zukunft der Berufsausbildung in Europa vorgestellt.

G.R.E.A.T. auf der 8. INAP Conference in Konstanz

An der Universität Konstanz fand vom 21. bis 22. März 2019 die 8. INAP-Konferenz statt.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz und Frau Dr.‘ Junmin Li waren mit zwei DFG-geförderten Forschungsprojekten "Convergence in training processes: a comparative analysis of aeronautical and aerospace apprenticeships in England and Germany" und "The same procedure everywhere? (Apprenticeship) Training in German companies in India, China and Mexico " auf dieser international ausgerichteten Fachkonferenz vertreten.


3. transnationales Projekttreffen des Erasmus+-Projekts GoodVET

Vom 11. bis 13. Februar 2019 traf sich das gesamte GoodVET-Projektteam bei G.R.E.A.T. an der Universität Köln.
Das internationale Team aus Dänemark, Italien, Österreich und Deutschland arbeitete drei Tage lang an wichtige Qualitätsindikatoren für die Integration von Geflüchteten in die berufliche Bildung. Die Erstellung des  Qualitätshandbuches sowie des Online-Analysetools war der Hauptkern dieses Treffens.
Weitere wichtige Meilensteine für das Projekt wurden in äußerst fruchtbaren Diskussionen erfolgreich erarbeitet.

Weitere Information zum Projekt GoodVET finden Sie unter:


Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung, Bonn

Mit einer Bevölkerungszahl von 1,3 Milliarden ist Indien das zweitgrößte und aus europäischer Sicht ein exotisches Land mit vielen Gegensätzen und einer ganz anderen Kultur. Seit den 1990er-Jahren greifen umfangreiche Reformen und die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung des Landes hat auf vielen Ebenen Fahrt aufgenommen. Auch die berufliche Bildung in Indien ist damit in den Fokus gerückt und muss den daraus erwachsenen Herausforderungen Rechnung tragen. Sowohl deutsche Unternehmen wie auch die Akteure der Berufsbildungskooperation sind in der beruflichen Bildung in Indien tätig. Neben den kulturellen Besonderheiten des Landes prägen die Berufsbildungslandschaft auch angelsächsische Konzepte, eine starke Tendenz zur Hochschulbildung, eine geringe Beteiligung der Wirtschaft und eine komplexe Steuerungsstruktur.
Rezension von Uma Gengaiah - Indira Gandhi National Open University, India


Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Bettina Fuhrmann, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU)

Der Lehrstuhl für Wirtschafts- und Sozialpädagogik von Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz freute sich Prof. Dr. Bettina Fuhrmann, WU Wien, am 09.01.2019 begrüßen zu dürfen.

Prof. Dr. Bettina Fuhrmann war am 9. Januar 2019 Gastvortragende am Institut für Berufs-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialpädagogik. Sie präsentierte die Forschung zu Wirtschaftsbildung an ihrem Institut für Wirtschaftspädagogik an der WU, insbesondere das  Projekt "Ökonomische Bildung am Ende der Sekundarstufe I in Österreich". Die Ergebnisse wurden nicht nur intensivst diskutiert, sondern sind auch die Grundlage für Überlegungen zu den nächsten Forschungsprojekten. Auch Kooperationsmöglichkeiten zwischen Köln und Wien wurden ausgelotet - ein produktiver und höchst konstruktiver Start in das Jahr 2019.