Dual Learning: Combining Practice-Orientated and Theoretical Learning in Higher Education
On 20 April 2015 37 participants from 13 different EU Member States (representatives from ministries, permanent representations and stakeholder organisations) as well as EU institutions (European Commission, European Parliament) came together to discuss different models of “dual learning” (= combining practice orientated and theoretical learning) in higher education. A specific emphasis was laid on the German model of “dual study programmes” that combines a higher education degree with elements of vocational training.
The workshop’s aim was to exchange information on “dual learning” programmes in higher education in European countries; identify good practice as well as to discuss the potential of developing a “dual learning” approach in interested European countries where similar study forms are currently not existing.
Dual learning approach in higher education programmes in European Countries
Case studies: Combining practice and theory
The dual study programme "Scientific Programming"
Jochen Goeser, University of Applied Sciences Aachen
A practice orientated study programme
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, University of Applied Sciences Cologne
The interest of employers to contribute to higher education training
Christian Hoffelder, Siemens AG