Focuses of research until 2019: Modernisation and quality assurance of vocational education and training
Vocational education and training systems need to respond to societal and economic developments. Within the scope of the main thematic focus of modernisation and quality assurance of vocational education and training, BIBB addresses the question of how vocational training must be adapted to meet these developments.
Vocational education and training systems need to respond to societal and economic developments. On the one hand, it is necessary to prepare young people for integration into the employment system and to facilitate participation. On the other hand, the employment system needs to be supplied with qualified skilled workers. In order to fulfil these tasks, quality objectives must be taken into account in subjecting VET structures, institutions and learning venues to ongoing development together with teaching and learning processes.
Alongside the development of open-structured occupational profiles, the research and development work undertaken by BIBB concentrates on the following topics.
Regulation-related occupational research and development
Learning outcomes orientation in curricula
Recognition of competences acquired by informal and non-formal means
Quality development in vocational education and training
Structural concepts in regulatory work
Sustainability in vocational education and training