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The German context

Central features of the German training culture are:

The discussion on competency and output orientation in the education system has for some time reached the field of vocational education and training. Important factors were developments on the European as well as the national level, such as the concept of lifelong learning, the European Qualification Framework and the introduction of national educational standards in general education in Germany. In consequence a realignment of VET towards competency orientation has become necessary to ensure connectivity of the German VET in a national as well as international perspective. A first step in this direction is the competency-oriented design of training regulations.

During recent years vocational training curricula has been redesigned in mariy areas of a competency-based training provision.

Example from the occupational curriculum for a toolmaker (in German):

Lfd. Nr. Handlungsfeld Kompetenzbeschreibung Umfang in Monaten
2 Bauteile herstellen Werkzeugmechaniker und Werkzeugmechanikerinnen sind in der Lage, Bauteile aus unterschiedlichen Werkstoffen herzustellen und bei Bedarf deren Stoffeigenschaften zu ändern. Dazu setzen sie formgebende Fertigungsverfahren gemäß Qualitätsvorgaben unter Berücksichtigung von Arbeitssicherheit und Umweltschutzaspekten ein.

Sie kennen unterschiedliche manuelle und maschinelle Fertigungsverfahren unterscheiden und diese unter Berücksichtigung technischer, wirtschaftlicher und terminlicher Aspekte aus.

12-16

Source: Frank 2011, presentation

Comparison of the old and the new curriculum in logistics in Germany

former curriculum Fachkraft für Lagerwirtschaft
(1991)
new curriculum Fachkraft für Lagerlogistik
(2004)
Basics of work and social law (70 h) Receive and check goods (80 h)
Basics of business administration (20 h) Store goods (100 h)
Basics of business law (50 h) Handle goods (60 h)
Basics of transactions (20 h) Transport goods within the company (40 h)
Procurement and reception of goods (60 h) Make a production order of goods (80 h)
Storing (100 h) Pack up goods (80 h)
Commissioning (40 h) Plan tours (40 h)
Packing (60 h) Load goods (80 h)
Sending (80 h) Send goods (80 h)
Transport geography (20 h) Optimise logistic processes (80 h)
Applied mathematics (160 h) Supply goods (40 h)
Basics of book-keeping (80 h) Calculate and analyse operating figures (80 h)
Data processing (80 h)  

Source: Cedefop 2010

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