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Competence development in vocational education and training

Competencies are of great importance across all educational sectors. They are regarded as being integrative and as offering connectivity for various programmes in vocational education and training, general education and higher education. The implementation of competence orientation in the educational system creates starting points that enable institutional programmes and individual learning experiences to be linked.

Competence development in vocational education and training

This connection is achieved via vehicles such as documentation, identification and recognition of learning outcomes, and facilitates the establishment of more open access to education, occupations and employment.

In vocational education and training, competence development has been viewed as an objective of the educational process since the 1980s. The alignment of regulatory instruments governing company-based training and school training methods to “self-contained activities” and the stipulation that the key objective of vocational education and training should be the acquisition of employability skills represent important benchmarks within the realisation process. For the purpose of implementation of competence orientation in VET and the fostering of competence development in initial and continuing training, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) conducts research projects on the structuring and execution of competence-oriented standards, on the modelling of competencies, on competence assessment, and on the analysis of factors influencing competence acquisition.

Upper secondary certificate, and then what?
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Upper secondary certificate, and then what?

In light of the rising numbers of higher education students, the BIBB has conducted a study into which pupils are more likely to commence a programme of vocational education and training despite being having a higher education entrance qualification.

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Dr. Volker Rein to complete research secondment in the USA
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dr. Volker Rein to complete research secondment in the USA

For a period of three months Dr. Rein (BIBB) will conduct research on the subject of “Compatible degree and non-degree post-secondary education in the US“ at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington DC .

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