Implementation of a dual system of higher education within foreign universities and enterprises
|Sonstige beteiligte Institution:||Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg|
|DDC-Sachgruppe:||Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen|
Kurzfassung auf Englisch:
The dual system of higher education, a form of study that links academic studies at higher education institutions with practical training in enterprises, has become steadily more important in recent years, not only in Germany but also internationally. According to the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), the number of students involved in this model of study in Germany rose from just under 40,000 to approx. 100,000 within ten years.An increasing number of employers appreciate the dual system of study because it not only achieves a better balance between higher education and the needs of the employment market but also makes it easier to recruit and retain students as prospective top performers or management personnel. Enterprises also see the high level of practical orientation within a higher education programme integrating vocational education and training as a crucial factor in their future economic success. Project work in Thailand and Kazakhstan from 2015 to 2017 revealed a great interest in promoting the dual system of higher education among managers there. The aim of this book is to give decision-makers at higher education institutions outside of Germany both an overview of as well as realistic insight into the form of study known as “dual higher education” in Germany. To this end, specific know-how on the implementation of a dual higher education programme has been compiled and prepared in an appropriate manner. A brief historical outline of how the dual system of vocational education and training evolved in Germany in the 20th century supplies the background for understanding the current system of dual higher education at universities and in enterprises. Following chapters, which are devoted to aspects such as the organisation of dual higher education programmes, supervision of the students, the training concept, the management of information and communication as well as the quality standards for dual courses, all convey relevant knowledge on these topics through a structured and proficient approach. At the same, the requirements for the accreditation of dual higher education courses in Germany together with the recommendations of the Accreditation Council in this respect are set out in abridged form as guidance. The individual chapters are accompanied by a PowerPoint summary together with a workshop description intended as motivation to discuss and pursue the topic further.
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