Conception and implementation of an international, part-time Master's program in the field of vocational education and training at TUM
The aim of the BMBF-funded BBI@TUM project is to design, implement and test a part-time Master ́s program in the field of international vocational education and training, the Vocational Education in an International Context study degree (M. Sc). The target group of the English-taught program is professionals from the field of vocational education and training. These include ministries, chambers, and associations as well as educational institutions such as vocational schools, companies, and universities.
Due to its international orientation, the program is designed as an inquiry-based program in a blended-learning format. In the Vocational Education and Innovation modules, students are introduced to relevant tools and concepts from the entire spectrum of vocational training next to original scenarios and concrete problems from their all-day business. In doing so, they develop skills in designing, managing and leading vocational education and training processes. In addition to the inquiry-based and hybrid concept, the three-dimensional mentoring concept, as well as the job shadowing component play a key role in the study program. Through the synergetic interaction of all these approaches, experts accompany the students during the entire study program and support them in their professionalization and competence development.
The project is managed and coordinated by the Professorship of Technical Education. Other project participants are Prof. Dr. Manuel Förster (Professorship of Economics Education), Prof. Dr. Alfred Riedl (Arbeitsbereich Berufliche Bildung) and Prof. Dr. Eveline Wittmann (Lehrstuhl für Berufspädagogik).