Business and economics undergo far reaching changes called mega-trends: Globalization, fast long distance communication, innovations in technology as well as corresponding adaption of skill demands and worldwide competition are some of the most important and characteristic features of that development. How can we cope with this situation in vocational education? What are its implications for curricula and for methods of teaching and learning? Based on sophisticated research this volume offers ideas on how to deal with the new problems in the field of vocational education and training. Its main focus is on commercial education. But most of the concepts, strategies and approaches outlined in the 17 chapters can easily be transferred to other fields of secondary and post-secondary vocational education.
About the Author
The Editor: Klaus Beck was born in 1941; studies in business administration, economics and pedagogics at the Universities of Berlin and Mannheim (1962-1967), graduated with a diploma in business education. Postgraduate studies in educational research, psychology and philosophy at the University of Mannheim; doctoral degree (1975) and habilitation (1985). Professor at Universities of Oldenburg (1982-1986) and Erlangen-Nürnberg (1987-1993). Chair of business education at the University of Mainz (since 1994).
Table of Contents
Contents: Gerald A. Straka/Peter Nenniger/Nike Plaßmeier/Gert Spevacek/Marold Wosnitza: Development, Test and Evaluation of a Further Education Concept for Teachers and Trainers to Promote Motivated Self-Directed Learning in Schools and Companies in Business Education – Beate Hardt/Uwe Kleinbeck: Motivation, Goal Commitment and Action in Learning Processes for Vocational Education – Manfred Prenzel/Klaudia Kramer/Barbara Drechsel: Self-Determined and Interested Learning in Vocational Education – Peter F.E. Sloane: Running into Practice - The Application Transfer between School and Enterprises in the German Dual System of VET – Klaus Beck/Andrea Dransfeld/Gerhard Minnameier/Eveline Wuttke: Autonomy in Heterogeneity? Development of Moral Judgement Behaviour During Business Education – Jürgen van Buer/Sabine Matthäus: The Development of Communicative Competence and Behaviour of Young People in their Business Education and Training – Annette Bauer-Klebl/Dieter Euler/Amgela Hahn: Potential of Classroom Dialogues in Promoting Social Competence – Franz-Josef Kaiser/Volker Brettschneider: Decision-Making Processes in Small Groups within the Case-Study-Method – Frank Achtenhagen: Reality and Complex Teaching-Learning Environments – Jürgen Bloech/Susanne Hartung/Christian Orth: Processes of Learning and Teaching within the Use of Business Games in Continuing Education – Martina Noss/Frank Achtenhagen: Opportunities of Supporting Self-Directed Learning at the Workplace - An Empirical Research on the Training of Bank Employees – Helmut M. Niegemann/Manfred Hofer/Oliver Neff/Eva-Maria Gronki-Jost: Computer Based, Self-Directed Learning in Vocational Education: Theory, Instructional Design, and Evaluation – Detlef Sembill/Karsten D. Wolf/Eveline Wuttke/Lutz Schumacher: Self-Organized Learning in Vocational Education - Foundation, Implementation, and Evaluation – Robin Stark/Hans Gruber/Ludwig Hinkofer/Heinz Mandl/Alexander Renkl: Fostering Applicable and Transferable Knowledge in the Domain of Accounting – Studies on Example-Based Learning – Elsbeth Stern/Carmela Aprea: Effects of Active Graphical Representation on Cross-Content Transfer in Business Education – Hermann G. Ebner/Carmela Aprea: The Impact of Active Graphical Representation on the Acquisition and Application of Knowledge in the Context of Business Education – Ralf Witt: How to Do Things with Knowledge - An Instructional Design for Combining Work, Knowledge and Meta-Knowledge.