Hans Bernd Richter<br/><span class='designation'>Tvet Solutions Germany</span>

Hans Bernd Richter
Tvet Solutions Germany

Solutions for pedagogical and didactical teacher training

"Teachers have something in common with snakes: snakes regularly shed their skin to grow - but always remain snakes. Teachers should transform themselves in the same way in order to further adapt the learning process that makes learning a success and keep on teaching.“

The presentation will start with a short introduction of the platform tvet-solutions and then directly pick up the experiences from the teacher training in Palestine. Essential design elements, conditions and scope are presented. A training structure based on learning situations from the working world of the teachers is explained. The main pedagogical and didactic learning principles that have played a direct role in the development follow: Students and teachers learn together, visible learning is the key to sustainable learning, relationships between teacher and student are enormously important, self-designed learning products are valuable, perception is reality, customer orientation, individual self-learning is a prerequisite for future success, practical orientation and action orientation are crucial. New findings of brain research are taken up and incorporated. These pedagogical and didactic principles and strategies are reflected on the background of vocational training, to be transferred to blended learning in the final section of the presentation. It will be shown that the essential design elements are the same in all forms of learning - regardless of whether it is attendance learning or distant learning.

Hans Bernd “Ben” Richter, tvet-solutions

Speaker Biography

More than 40 working years in the German field of vocational training as a student at a vocational school, trainee, engineer, vocational school teacher at a vocational school, head of department at a vocational school and finally headmaster of a vocational school.

More than 30 years of experience in IT technology, computer program development, computer networking and computer-assisted learning.

More than 20 years school development and leadership experience through the establishment of an independent school with an ISO certified quality management system committed to learning. Successful school development experience based on the 4 pillar model. Close and successful cooperation with the training industry and its associations as well as regional and superordinate political institutions.

Great commitment to sustainable and successful learning in all its dimensions in vocational education and training. Very extensive experience in personnel development measures in a teacher context through intensive feedback during classroom visits.

More than 10 years experience in international education training for teachers and school managers from Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam. Most recently team leader, coordinator and trainer in a comprehensive 2-year TVET- teachers training program in Palestine together with Dr. Busaina Nazzal (national long term expert).

"Teachers have something in common with snakes: snakes regularly shed their skin to grow - but always remain snakes. Teachers should transform themselves in the same way in order to further adapt the learning process that makes learning a success and keep on teaching.“