Sustainable Vocational Education and Further Training Practice Through Multiplier Training

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Context: The structural anchoring of sustainability in vocational education and training practice is an essential goal of the National Action Plan (Germany) and represents a problem of vocational education and training for sustainable development that is still valid today.
Methods: A promising transfer path is offered by the targeted anchoring of offers in educational practice, flanked by pedagogical support. However, a complete structural anchoring of ESD is a necessary, but not sufficient condition for the transfer of didactic concepts of ESD into educational practice. This paper shows how a design-based research approach is used to familiarise trainers and company trainers with the contents and methods of ESD and make them capable of acting. The multiplier approach, which is presented here in more detail, serves to anchor sustainability more deeply in vocational education and training.
Findings: The article mainly refers to the hurdles that can occur during the transfer and how these are addressed in the project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Vocational Education and Training Research, Vol. IV. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET)
EditorsChristof Nägele, Natasha Kersh, Barbara E. Stalder
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationBremen
Publication date09.2021
Pages130 - 136
ISBN (Print)9798469107613
Publication statusPublished - 09.2021
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research - ECER 2021 - Online, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 06.09.202110.09.2021