BWP 3/2021


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Initial and continuing vocational education and training plays a key role in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The idea is to help people better reflect upon the ecological, economic and social impacts of their actions. But how can this objective be met , and how can it be enshrined structurally within the education system? This BWP issue aims to shed light on the three dimensions of sustainability – social, economic and ecological – and to illustrate the relevant backgrounds and contexts. It also reveals a number of starting points for introducing sustainability into curricula and making it an active and integral part of education and training practice.


Special Focus

Katharina Weinert; Thomas Giessler

“Environmental protection and sustainability” – a new standard in vocational education and training

Interview with the Board’s Working Group chairs Katharina Weinert and Thomas Giessler

Gerhard de Haan; Jorrit Holst; Mandy Singer-Brodowski

Vocational education and training for sustainable development (VESD)

Genesis, status of development and possible transformation pathways

Patrick Hilse; Marcel Werner; Kristin Hecker

Creating a firm structural basis for vocational education and training for sustainable development

Indicators for documentation of the status of implementation

Barbara Hemkes; Christian Melzig

Moving from project to structure – findings relating from BIBB pilot projects on VETSD on the firm establishment of sustainability

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Julia Kastrup; Werner Kuhlmeier; Christina Strotmann

Development of sustainability-related competencies in training

A structural model for craft trade and other occupations in the food industry

Claudia Müller; Jan Pranger; Jens Reißland

Transfer of sustainability to practice

A dual training approach for initial and continuing training staff

Karina Kiepe; Ricarda Gallas; Gerrit Rüdebusch

Firm establishment of an advanced training approach aimed at sustainable business practices and training

Challenges, objectives and assumptions of the GEKONAWI*transfer project

Elke Weißer; Mary Whalen; Janika Hartwig

Global learning in vocational education and training

Ansgar Klinger; Ilka Hoffmann; Antje Utecht

Good education for all and fair working conditions: sustainability objectives for the trade unions

Sonja Herzog

Fridays for Future – what can the education system learn from the movement?

Findings from guided interviews with young people

Josephine Jahn; Kristin Otto

Teaching environmental protection and sustainability

Scope and learning success in inter-company apprentice instruction in North-Rhine Westphalia

Juliane Kriese; Michael Kremer

Using a sustainability report to provide evidence of commitment

Sustainability navigator for the craft trades

From research and practice

Sina Schadow; Ute Clement

The meaning of work – orientation patterns adopted by gatekeepers at the transition to the world of work

Uwe Ritthammer; Regina Rabe

Commencing training in times of coronavirus

Silvia Annen; Karl-Heinz Gerholz

University Conference on Vocational Education and Training – “virtual edition”

An interview with Professor Silvia Annen and Professor Karl-Heinz Gerholz from the Department of Vocational and Business Education at the University of Bamberg


Tina-Maria Schieder; Thomas Borowiec

Processing of medical devices – new training occupation required?

Profile of an occupation – roofer

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The Board of BIBB

Thomas Vollmer

Report on the Board Meeting held on 10 June 2021