Dual Learning in Berlin Schools
Support offered by the IPLE
On behalf of the Berlin Senate for Education, Science and Research, the IPLE supports Berlin schools in the development and implementation of Dual Learning programmes. In doing so, we draw on over 20 years of experiences in the field of school development in seven federal states and abroad.
What we offer
School Development Programmes
We support and monitor school management, steering groups, and school councils in their efforts to develop forms of Dual Learning in their institution.
We support and monitor educators and school teams in their efforts to develop and implement concrete, multidisciplinary forms of Dual Learning.
Training and Consulting
We provide supplementary training programmes and consultancy for educators and school teams in terms of role- and team-development and how to deal with special pedagogical challenges.
Details of current IPLE programme: Dual Learning Training Programme (pdf-file in German)
As part of the ESF-sponsored project Practice-oriented and Vocation-oriented learning in Berlin schools (PBL), the institute has supported around 25 schools in planning, establishing and implementing relevant programmes since 2006. The programmes offered as part of the PBL project - which came to a close in December 2011 - will also be available throughout 2012; all of them are sponsored by the Federal State of Berlin.
A selected range of experiences and results of the PBL project are published in: Beiträge zum Dualen Lernen – Praxiseinbeziehendes und Berufsorientierendes Lernen (PBL), ISBN: 978-3-00-037696-2. If you are interested, you have a look at the content (in German) or order a copy from the institute (10 Euro plus shipping costs).
What we stand for
We are promoting an educational methodology which makes it possible for the learner to gain practical experiences, considers his or her interests and talents, and connects vocational orientation with general education.
Consequently, our training and support focuses on the following three aspects:
- Connecting experiences with activities and learning
- Individualisation of learning processes
- Facilitating learning competencies
The introduction of Dual Learning for all pupils in inclusive secondary schools provides opportunities for the further development of tried and tested programmes, but also for the introduction of new concepts and ideas. We are keen to support those schools which would like to make use of these programmes: for example, by providing links to locations where learning can take place outside of school or by hands-on projects in school. Learning which is based on practical experiences helps to understand the relationship between thinking and acting, between theory and practice. This type of learning can make an important contribution towards the personal development of pupils and their vocational orientation.
If you are interested in what we offer please contact
Holger Mirow, Tel: 030 217 92 123 Email: email@example.com
The PBL Project as well as the Dual Learning training programmes were and/or are sponsored by the Federal State of Berlin and by the European Social Fund.