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Sustainable management in the food trade

Additional qualification for apprentices in the bakery and confectionery trades: The joint project is being carried out jointly by the Department of Vocational and Business Education and the Institute for Vocational Teacher Training at Münster University of Applied Sciences and funded by the German Federal Foundation for the Environment. The aim of the project is the development, testing and establishment of an additional qualification for sustainable management in the food trade.

Runtime: 01.07.019 - 31.12.2021

Promotion: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Link:
https://uol.de/bwp/forschung/berufsbildung-fuer-eine-nachhaltige-entwicklung/nachhaltiges-wirtschaften-im-lebensmittelhandwerk/

GeKoNaWi

Business model and competence development for sustainable retail management

In the pilot project, the following interconnected research and practical goals for business model and competence development for sustainable management in retail, wholesale and foreign trade are pursued. The practical strand of the project includes the development, testing and implementation of a further training programme for in-company trainers in the field of vocational training for sustainable management consisting of four modules. After each module, the trainers gradually develop company-specific training programmes for sustainable management for their trainees, which they test in the course of four practical phases, evaluate together with other trainers within the module sequences and finally consolidate in their companies. The research strand aims at empirical foundation, evaluation and quality assurance (QA) as well as the transfer of module further training and training programmes (in particular through certification strategies).

Firstly, the design of further training is based on a four-dimensional model, which was developed from studies lasting several years, development projects and a pilot project (cf. Rebmann et al. 2014). The model aims to describe and forecast the development of the business models of sustainably operating companies with the competence development of employees in a systemic context. It combines a perspective aimed at business model development, focusing on entrepreneurial orientation, sustainability performance, work systems and business and work processes, with a perspective aimed at competence development, representing didactics and curriculum development as well as competences for sustainable management and training. The perspectives are linked by four dimensions (performance, action, learning, competence).

Runtime: 01.04.2016 - 31.03.2019


Promotion: It is part of the pilot project funding priority "Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development 2015 - 2019" of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Projet Partner: Professorship for Vocational and Occupational Education at Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.

Link: web.hsu-hh.de/fak/geiso/fach/pae-bap/forschung/projekt-gekonawi

InnoNE

Innovation projects and innovation competence for sustainable development

The objectives of the project are the development, testing, evaluation and establishment of a set of instruments for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the stationary retail sector that will guide the planning and implementation of sustainability-oriented innovation projects in line with demand and effectively promote the innovation competence of managers and vocational training personnel (known as the INE toolbox). Together with twelve training retail companies from the Weser-Ems region and the Elbe-Weser region, this set of instruments will be developed and tested iteratively according to the Design-Based Research approach.

For this purpose, innovation teams with managers and vocational training personnel will be formed in the participating SMEs, with which innovation projects in (at least) one of the five sustainability-oriented fields of action of the retail trade (energy and resources, logistics and transport, assortment design and customer consulting, personnel and training as well as social commitment) will be planned and carried out with a time lag. Four companies are combined into a cohort so that three test loops can be implemented and evaluated using quantitative (multiple-choice tests, questionnaires) and qualitative (interviews, flashlights, group discussions) methods.

The INE toolbox guides the innovation process by giving the management of the innovation a structure: The innovation teams are supported by individual work and learning tasks as well as cooperative methods from problem definition, idea generation and idea evaluation to idea realisation. Apprentices can also actively participate in the innovation process via the vocational training personnel.

The instruments simultaneously promote technical and personnel skills of the innovation teams in the sense of sustainability-oriented innovation competence. For this purpose, the specialist knowledge in the field of sustainability is promoted in a targeted manner via work and learning tasks. Personnel competence can be modelled through individual sustainability-oriented epistemic convictions. These subjective ideas are collected in the project and developed through cooperation and the epistemic messages in the work and learning tasks in the direction of differentiated convictions.

Runtime: 01.05.2016 - 30.04.2019

Promotion: It is part of the pilot project funding priority "Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development 2015 - 2019" of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Project Partner: Professorship for Vocational and Occupational Education at Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.

Links:

https://uol.de/innone/

https://web.hsu-hh.de/fak/geiso/fach/pae-bap/forschung/projekt-innone

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