The Center for Transdisciplinary Continuing Education Research conducts teaching and research activities in the field of empirical educational research. From an educational science perspective, we focus on
- the basic prerequisites of learning skills,
- the participation in educational processes along the entire life span and
- the conception of a coherent educational management.
The Center for Transdisciplinary Continuing Education Research works in cooperation with technical sciences (educational technologies and architecture), health (evidence-based medicine) and psychology, on the issues of digitalization of education, learning environment and space, cognitive, motivational, and emotional prerequisites of learning, benefits of learning, language development and dementia prevention.
Together with other educational professions, we communicate and transfer our findings of international and national projects to continuing education and the relevant educational sectors, and at the same time, we design and create participatory and innovative solutions (Real World Laboratories) for educational challenges.
Dr.in Bettina Thöne-Geyer is a researcher at the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) in Bonn. The institute, which is funded by the federal government and the federal states, conducts research on questions of adult learning and teaching, continuing education programmes, continuing education institutions and the political and institutional context of lifelong learning. Bettina Thöne-Geyer's academic activities focus on adult learning with its preconditions, forms and consequences. In recent years, Bettina Thöne-Geyer has conducted research primarily on continuing vocational education and training at adult education centers, literacy and basic education in the European context, and the benefits of participation in general adult education.
In addition to research stays in the USA on the topic of vocational and career guidance (Universities of Berkely and Walnut Creek), Bettina Thöne-Geyer was a lecturer at the Universities of Duisburg-Essen, Bremen, Wuppertal and Krems. Bettina Thöne-Geyer is currently researching the topic of "Education in old age and education for ageing" at the "Organisation and Programme Research" department in the DIE.
She will strengthen the teaching in the Department of Continuing Education Research and Educational Technologies and contribute in research colloquia relevant for the PhD "Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning" (in accreditation) and the "Series of Transdisciplinary Dialogues on Continuing Education Research". On 9.5.2022 (Audimax) and 10 and 11.5.2022 (SR 3.7.) she will be our guest on campus for this purpose.
Cooperation partnership "Digital Educational Diagnostics" - Ensuring learning requirements along the lifespan!
Dean and Department Head, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stefan Oppl, MBA; Univ.- Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Monika Kil and Managing Director LOGmedia, Volker Sassenberg
The Center for Transdisciplinary Continuing Education Research also works with the business community in cooperation with the disciplines of technical science (digitization and space), evidence-based medicine and psychology (cognitive, motivational and emotional learning requirements, language acquisition and dementia prevention). The focus of LOGmedia - Institute for Digital Education is on the production of professional therapy and diagnostic software for the support of children and adolescents. For example, by means of different LOGmedia software components, language levels, basic school skills and developmental progress can be transferred into an educational monitoring system. A workshop on the practice of "kindergarten pedagogy" and "social work" was organized to present the educational innovations, piccoLOG and eduLOG, and the participants had the opportunity to gain insight into their usage. LOGmedia grants the UWK free use of its software components (incl. updates) for equipping the Center for Transdisciplinary Continuing Education Research. Thus, a cooperation partnership exists, which can also bring innovative educational technologies into the professional development through teaching and at the same time enables research.
LLCC-EduKos Preparatory Funding Project has started with a virtual Kick-off Meeting
LLCC-EduKos stands for “Setup a Learning-along-lifespan Community Center in Pristina: Researched based early childhood education with living labs across vertical and horizontal borders”.
The Kick-off Meeting was a great interactive start, and we are looking forward to our joint cooperation.
The project partners University for Continuing Education Krems and AAB College, Pristina met on 18th February 2022 in the virtual Kick-off Meeting to discuss the administrative and financial details as well as the next steps to reach the project goals. The starting point was already the joined submission of a Symposium “Building up Lifelong Learning Competence in a Standardised, Culturally Sensitive and Socially Inclusive Way within the Framework of Educational Management” in Organizational Education for the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) together with researchers of the University of Marburg in Yerevan in August 2022 to present the methodology and needs assessment to a wide international audience.