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Center for key competences and research-oriented learning

What is research-oriented learning?

For more information on research-oriented learning we recommend the website "Lehre Laden" of the Ruhr-University Bochum (in German).

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“Research-oriented learning is a concept of learning that revolves around inquisitive, problem-oriented and critical thinking, autonomous and creative working and practical application in academic research. It is an individual competence that needs tutelage and fostering throughout the course of studies.”

This definition given by the German Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) exemplifies that the concept of research-oriented learning encompasses the unity of research and teaching: education through science. Research-oriented learning needs guidance. “Autonomous” and “creative” work has its base in the application of key competences and that is why both key competences as well as research-oriented learning form the foundation of our center. We provide the skillset for both studying and working, for research and practical application.