Germany - Collaboration between teachers and trainers when designing qualifications

This case study focuses on initial VET which takes place in VET schools and at work. It looks at how teachers and trainers cooperate at all levels – this cooperation includes joint work on designing qualifications; defining learning outcomes; preparing learners for examinations; and evaluating the programmes.

One example of this partnership approach is the design of qualifications. When there is a need for a new qualification or an existing qualification needs to be revised, the social partners from the sector inform the relevant federal ministry. The federal ministry notifies the public education ministries in each region (the Länder) and establishes expert groups. The expert group which represents the work place includes members from the social partners (these representatives are usually trainers) and experts from the Federal Institute for VET (BIBB); the expert group which represents the VET schools includes teachers with expertise of the qualification. Both expert groups develop their part of the curriculum and combine their work at the end of the process.

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For more information on this case study, contact:
Wolfgang Kreher
[email protected]
Hessisches Kultusministerium
Luisenplatz 10
65185 Wiesbaden, Germany

This case study was prepared in 2017 as part of the work on EQAVET+ organised by the EQAVET Network.

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