The world of work is characterized by a variety of changes, which go hand in hand with changing social and economic requirements (Beck 2010). As a result of an increasing shortage of skilled workers combined with demographic developments that have resulted in an aging population, young people with poor school-leaving qualifications or personal and social problems are now being accepted into vocational training programs in Germany (BMWT 2013; Becker & Allmer 2013). This means that teachers in vocational schools can no longer teach exclusively theoretical content; they must also develop learners’ social and personal skills. Yet such topics are rarely taught in university education or in training programs targeting TVET teaching staff.
University of Rostock
Faculty of Economic and Social Science. Chair of Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship Education
Field of expertise/main research projects:
vocational orientation, inclusion, disadvantaged young people