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Prof. Dr. Daniel Pittich

(University of Siegen, Germany)

Competence-oriented Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Theoretical Starting Points and Practical Implementation

Talk in German language

Taking dispositional approaches to competency-modeling as a starting point, Prof. Pittich will present an outline of student-centred teaching methods and discuss their possible implementation in higher education settings.

Daniel Pittich has been junior professor of technical education at the University of Siegen since October 2015. His professional and scientific career has been fundamentally shaped by the German vocational training system. After attending the grammar school branch of the comprehensive school in Obersberg (1992-1998), he completed a vocational training as a carpenter (1998-2001). This dual training course was followed by attendance of an academic vocational secondary school with a specialisation in technology and engineering (2002-2005). This was followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Education in Wood Technology (2005-2008) and a Master of Education for teaching at vocational schools (2008-2010) at the Leibniz University of Hanover, both in Wood Technology and Mathematics. He then took up a position as a research assistant in the department for technical education at the Technical University of Darmstadt (2010-2013). After receiving his doctorate in 2013, he worked as a senior research assistant in technical education (2014-2015) and finally accepted a call for a junior professorship for technical education at the University of Siegen in October 2015. Prof. Pittich's current research focuses on the areas of knowledge-accentuated competence transfer in industrial-technical education, competence diagnostics, university-based technology didactics, learning factories, vocational transition systems, corporate competence management, dual studies, and connectivity in vocational teaching and learning.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 4.00–5.30 p.m. | Vogelpothsweg 78 (CDI building), room 114
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