Our main research topics

  • Training quality in vocational education

     ... in training companies

     ... in vocational schools

  • Training dropouts in the context of the dual system
  • Career choice and vocational identity development
  • Digital learning in vocational education (learning and testing environments)
  • Competence development and assessment
  • University teaching and teacher education

Ongoing Research Projects

PSA-SIM – Problem Solving Analytics in Office Simulations
INTERCONNECT – Vocational Interaction and Competence Development
ViLD – Virtual Learning Designs in Business Education
EXPLAIN – EXPLaining Ability INtervention

Item Catalogue – Training Conditions in VET

as part of “Training Conditions in VET – A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis for the Operationalization in Apprentice Questionnaires”

Reviews for journals and organisations

  • Vocations and Learning (V&L), Springer Journal, since 04/2016: Member of the Editorial Board
  • International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education (IJVTE)
  • Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft (ZfE), Springer Journal
  • Empirische Pädagogik (EP)
  • Empirical Research in Vocational Educational Training (ERVET), Springer Online Journal
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Latest publications