Research at the Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development at Göttingen University

Research activities are focused on the quality and effectiveness of vocational and further education and training, in particular in the domain of commerce and business administration. Key research issues refer to the assessment of learning outcomes in vocational education and training, including competence measurement and proficiency scaling, as well as the evaluation of teaching and learning conditions. Special emphasis is also placed on the pre-service and in-service professionalization of respective teachers and educators.

Research areas

  • System monitoring and educational governance
  • Career decisions, transition from school to vocational education and training, equity and social disparities
  • Quality of vocational schools and other teaching and learning environments in business education
  • Measurement of vocational competencies, including proficiency scaling in business education
  • Professional qualification and development of teachers in business education

Current doctoral (Ph.D.) studies

  • Employability of bachelor students
    (Dipl.-Sowz. Rüdiger Hesse)
  • Items for complex problem solving in vocational education
    (Dipl.-Päd. Thilo J. Ketschau)
  • Social disparities in the transitions into vocational education and training schemes and into the work place
    (Janna Kosanke M.A.)
  • Financial Literacy: The influence of formal and informal learning opportunities on the structure of competences of adolescents
    (Michelle Liedtke M.Ed.)
  • Conceptual change in vocational educational training
    (Christian Michaelis M.Ed.)
  • Transfer of training in the in-company further education
    (Theresa Rüter M.Sc.)
  • Latent variable modeling in vocational education and training
    (Simon Weißeno, M.Sc., M.A.)