What and how do we teach? Teaching profile of the lab on "Competence Development and Competence Modeling"

Have you ever tried to understand something by watching videos on the Internet? Participated in the visit program of a parliament? Improved your foreign language skills with the help of a learning app or explored a historical memorial with VR glasses?

The focus on questions of out-of-school learning across the lifespan is a characteristic of the B. A. and M. A. programs of Educational Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. In this way, we take into account the fact that the acquisition of competencies nowadays increasingly takes place across learning sites in so-called educational ecosystems. People do not learn in school and university alone, but expand their competencies in clubs, adult education courses or in self-study on YouTube and co. No matter if you want to become a teacher or if you want to pursue a career in non-formal education: We help you understand how people acquire competencies that are relevant to their lives, across learning sites and supported by media.

The members of the Competence Development and Competence Modeling Lab contribute to the teaching focus Non-formal and Informal Learning in the Bachelor of Arts (B: A.) and Master of Arts (M. A.) Educational Science (1-subject and 2-subjects) programs. Hot and recurring topics of our courses are competencies needed when learning with digital media, educational reactions to a post-truth world and Cybermobbing.

What's important to us:

Whether with innovative digital tools or classically face-to-face, our goal is always to do provide excellent courses! For us, that means meeting you where you are and providing you with cognitively stimulating learning opportunities that are relevant to you. We want to exchange ideas, discuss, criticize and question theories and empirical studies with you. It is important to us that you acquire knowledge that you can use to analyze concrete problem cases and design learning settings