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Strengthening of Self-control- and Self-learning Competence at the Transition from School to Vocational Training and Employment

Project title:

“Strengthening of Self-control and Self-learning Competence at the Transition from School to Vocational Training and Employment” (Acronym: LernKomp)

Development of modular units for strengthening of self-control and self-learning competence at the transition from school to vocational training and employment for learners within the transition system, especially in the classes VAB (prequalification year work and vocation) and BFPE (vocational school pedagogical testing) as well as BEJ (career entry year) as part of the ESF project “Transition Strengthening”.

Acronym:

„LernKomp“

Funded by:

Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Youth, and Sports Baden-Württemberg

Duration:

April 15, 2016 – July 31, 2016

Project coordinator:

Institute of Vocational Education and Training and General Pedagogics, Division of Vocational Education at KIT

Project team at Institute of Vocational Education and Training and General Pedagogics at KIT:

Project management: Prof. Dr. Martin Fischer

Research assistant: Dr. Simone Bekk

Project description

In the project, modular units for strengthening of self-control and self-learning competence at the transition from school to vocational training and employment for learners within the transition system, especially in the classes VAB and BFPE as well as BEJ, will be developed. Teachers will be trained for practice, and implementation of the modules will be scientifically accompanied and evaluated. Learners are required to plan, realize and reflect a company learning task by themselves during their internship. The aim of the learning task is for the learners to reflect their possible career choices and deal with the requirements of the chosen apprenticed jobs to enable either an approval of or a reorientation in the process of choosing a career.

Target group

Teachers as well as pupils from vocational schools (career entry year, prequalification year work and vocation, vocational school pedagogical testing) in Baden-Württemberg.

Approach

 

  • Development of a modular training and learning arrangement
  • Training for teachers
  • Evaluation of the implementation (questionnaire, and interviews with teachers, pupils and companies)
  • Adaptation and development of the training and learning arrangement