(University of Siegen, Germany)
Theoretische Ausgangpunkte und praktische Umsetzung
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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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".Zum Lageplan