New Research Projects in Business Education

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding two new research projects in business education:

The project on "Extended Competence Measurement in the Health Sector (EKGe)" at the Faculty of Business and Economics uses computer-assisted assessment procedures to record the acquired vocational skills of trainees in the health sector in a differentiated and standardised way. In addition to subject-related and methodological competences, this also includes skills for interprofessional cooperation and for coping with typical occupational stress factors. In addition, the project provides for process surveys to accompany training in order to analyse competence developments and their conditions as well as an intervention study to specifically promote selected competence facets.

The joint project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Eveline Wittmann, Chair of Vocational Education at the Technical University of Munich. The project is coordinated in Göttingen by Prof. Dr. Julia Warwas, Professor of Chair of Business Education, with focus on Professional Teaching and Learning. Further project partners are Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development, Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann, Chair of Application Systems and E-Business, and Prof. Dr. Ulrike Weyland, Chair of Education with a focus on Vocational Education at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. From May 2019 to April 2022, the project will be funded with around one million euros as part of the research and transfer programme "Technology-based competence measurement in vocational education and training". The Faculty of Business and Economics will receive around 520,000 euros.

The project on " Technology-based competence-oriented Testing (TeKoP)" is a joint project between the University of Göttingen and the University of Frankfurt with the participation of Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber, Prof. Dr. Matthias Schumann (University of Göttingen) and Prof. Dr. Eveline Wuttke (Chair of Business Education, University of Frankfurt). The aim is to develop, implement and evaluate a training study for examiners of commercial final examinations using computer-based assessment procedures. The aim is to enable examiners to design computer-based, authentic problem-solving tasks and to evaluate their diagnostic quality. The network coordinator is Eveline Wuttke, Susan Seeber is project manager at the Göttingen site. The BMBF is funding the project for three years (May 2019 to April 2022). The Faculty of Business and Economics will receive funding of approximately 357,000 euros.