Educational Professionalization, Consulting and Training

The teaching and research area Educational Professionalization, Consulting, and Training addresses research on professionalism and Professionalization in various institutional and professional contexts. It aims to investigate the social function of professions in general and the development of quality in pedagogical fields in particular. Considering the importance of professions in modern societies the division contributes to society’s discussion of pedagogy and its reflection.

Teaching, research and case studies

In teaching, the focus is on models of professionalised work and on their implications for professional identity, evaluation and quality development. The research of the division aims to further develop theories in pedagogical Professionalization. One focal point is the investigation of higher education teaching as a central site of Professionalization processes. Methodologically sound case studies are viewed as a significant contribution to Professionalization in training and further education processes.


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