Current Research Projects

Continuing Vocational Education and Training - Costs and Benefits from the Individual's Perspective

CETE - Center of Excellence in Technology Education

The Department is a member and initiator of the DAAD-supported research network CETE - Center of Excellence in Technology Education


Completed Research Projects

 Fostering transitions through interlocking educational programmes towards concepts of integrated vocational careers from school to higher education.

  • Duration: November 2013 – October 2014
  • Project offerers: Prof. Dr. Dieter Münk (Head of Project), Prof. Dr. Rolf Dobischat, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wahle

Blended Learning: Dual-Mode-Sessions and Blended Assessment in Teachers Training

  • Duration: January 2014 – July 2014

E-Learning in teaching 

Project “Frankfurter Allgemeine news to use”

Congress-organization “Hochschultage berufliche Bildung 2013”

Evaluation of the measure “EIBE” (program concerning integration in vocational and working environment)

  • Duration: July 2007 – May 2011

Problems and perspectives school to work transitions within the region of Hesse/Germany - follow-up project to the evaluation of the "Berufsgrundbildungsjahr" (program concerning integration in vocational and working environment) within the region of Hesse/Germany.

  • Duration: January 2008 - June 2008

Evaluation of the "Berufsgrundbildungsjahr" (program concerning integration in vocational and working environment) within the region Hesse/Germany.

  • Duration: April 2006 - December 2007

Evaluation of WeGebAU (initative for qualifing low-qualified elderly employees) in the region of South-Hesse/Germany

  • September 2006 - June 2007

Modernising vocational education and training: The impact of European education and training strategies and priorities Contribution to CEDEFOP's 4th research report on modernising vocational education and training 

  • Duration: October 2005 - October 2006
  • Final report: Bohlinger, S./ Münk, D.: The impact of European Strategies and Priorities. In: Descy, P.; Tessaring M. (eds.) Modernising vocational education and training. Fourth report on vocational training research in Europe: background report. Luxembourg: EUR-OP. (Cedefop reference series)

Continual vocational eduation and training 

  • Duration: February 2004 - October 2004

Aim: this study mainly aimed at identifying the main research fields in CVET and was based on a theoretical approach. The main aims were:

  • to identify sub-themes of CVET which is one of the themes used to structure CEDEFOP's KMS (Knowledge Management Systems)

  • to identify research material related to CVET and

  • to address the question of what are reliable and validated research findings and recommendations for policy, practice and research and
  • to identify blind spots within this field of research