Diagnostics: Personality Test for Design Thinkers
This self-test records personality traits according to the five dimensions of personality description (Big Five) and gives recommendations on how the person being tested should behave as effectively as possible in a DT team. The self-test was developed under the direction of Prof. Dr. Krüger and has been used at the IBL since the summer semester 2022 in the course "Future Workshop".
Guideline: Successful Integration of Real Customer Orders in Vocational Training
Guideline: Instagram Profiles for Vocational Schools
As part of the seminar "Future Workshop: Renewing Vocational Schools" with Prof. Dr. Marc Krüger, the question of how educational programs at Vocational Schools can be made more attractive for potential students was pursued over two semesters (summer semester 2019/2020).
In a first approach to the topic in the summer semester 2019, it became apparent that the websites of Vocational Schools are now well prepared in terms of content, but that the attention of young people should also be attracted via social media. As a consequence of this realization, the students recommended that, in addition to the website, an emotional insight into everyday school life should also be offered. Instagram profiles are particularly suitable for this purpose because they allow for a vivid portrayal of everyday school life via pictures and videos.
The implementation of the recommendation, however, was a delayed process, which is why, following up on this situation, the students in summer semester 2020 explored why an implementation seemed so difficult. It became apparent that the everyday professional life of teachers at Vocational Schools is busy and that there was little time to deal with a new digital topic. The project also gave rise to particularly operational questions that were difficult to clarify in everyday school life. In line with this situation, the students developed guidelines for the introduction of an Instagram profile at a Vocational School, which can be downloaded here. Likewise, the Instagram profile of Anne-Frank Vocational School from Münster can be found linked below as an example.
Learning modules: Smart Energy Management (SEM) in the technical work (EQF 4/5).
Smart Energy Management (SEM) is an innovative technological approach designed to help save electrical energy. How this applies to the training of skilled workers in the EU was investigated in the Energyducation project. A definition of SEM was developed and made available in eight European languages. Based on this, five online learning modules for the promotion of SEM competencies in skilled work were developed and made available free of charge.
Learning modules: Comment on Videos and Actively Discuss Them
For the joint project "Digital Teaching and Learning in Teacher Education" (digiLL_NRW), we have developed two online lessons to expand the media didactic and pedagogical competences of student teachers, teachers in the teacher training and trained teachers. The subject of both online lessons are the didactically intended annotations of videos in order to enable a critically-reflective as well as cooperative examination of cinematic representations. The online lessons comprise approx. 60 minutes of self-learning time and are published on the digiLL_NRW portal as an Open Educational Resource (OER).
Practical Literature: Handbook on Problem-Based Learning in Vocational Training
The handbook was developed within the framework of the EU project "Energyducation" and written by vocational educators, mainly practitioners from Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain. It documents the experiences gained with project-based learning from the perspective of practicing teachers. What makes it special is that the experiences were compared with each other and thus cross-national findings were brought together. This handbook is not intended to be a scientific work, but it does implicitly take up findings from teacher training and further education and presents them against the background of the experiences gathered.
Practical literature: Workshop reports from university didactics
The workshop reports are a series of publications on didactics in higher education, published by Wandelwerk - Center for Quality Development at Münster University of Applied Sciences. These reports address university lecturers and show a theoretical and a practical approach to different topics in higher education didactics. Workshop reports have been produced on the following topics, among others: Formulating competence goals for university teaching; Motivation; Developing competences; Examining competences; Videos in education; Diversity; Designing classroom teaching more diversely; Increasing the flexibility of studies and teaching. The workshop reports can be ordered free of charge by university members of Münster University of Applied Sciences.