Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

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Institute of Vocational Education and Human Resources Development

The Institute of Vocational Education and Human Resources Development can be divided into 7 chairs focussed on the following fields: Vocational Education, Teaching Methodology in Technical Fields, Human Resources Development, Teaching Methodology in the field of Economics and Management, Technical Education and its Didactics, Vocational Training in Economics and its Didactics as well as Teaching Methodology in the field of Health and Nursing Studies.

As part of our academic research we focus on the following topics:

  • Development of curricula; action-oriented teacher training concepts in professional education; learning field concept;
  • Pedagogical methods to develop professional action competence in companies and schools; quality management;
  • New models and training concepts for vocational schools‘ teachers;
  • Developing new teaching methods based on recent information in the field of technical sciences;
  • Differentiation and integration of technical knowledge;
  • Teaching and learning concepts in professional (further) education, especailly focussed on  discussions concerning theoretical methods of vocational education;
  • Basic teaching methods;
  • Media development and learning in virtual or mobile surroundings;
  • (Further) Vocational training strategies;
  • Human Resources Development driven by employees and the labour market;
  • Connection of learning and working in the working process;
  • Professionalisation and development of organisational structures;
  • Permeability between vocational education training and higher education; comparison of transitions in an international context;
  • Knowledge management;
  • Vocational education for sustainable development.

Study Courses

Because of different focus points throughout the study programmes the Institute of Vocational Education and Human Resource Development offers a variety of study opportunities. We carry out different bachelor and master degree programs.
Letzte Änderung: 19.08.2015 - Contact Person: Webmaster

Executive director:

Prof. Dr. Frank Bünning

Building 40
Zschokkestr. 32
D-39104 Magdeburg

Post address:
Faculty for Human Sciences
Institute of Vocational Education and Human Resources Development
Post Office Box 4120
D-39016 Magdeburg