Mapping of Skills and Training Needs to Improve Accessibility in Tourism Services in Europe – A Summary

Tourism is an extremely important act and process of spending time away from home in pursuit of recreation, relaxation, and pleasure. This document is the final report of the study commissioned by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry regarding “Mapping of Skills and Training needs to improve accessible tourism services”.

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Social Entrepreneurship in Germany

The number of business start-ups in Germany - measured in terms of business registrations, and thus also the number of entrepreneurs - has fallen steadily in absolute terms over the last decade. This makes it all the more important to know the prerequisites, foundations, and framework conditions that enable founders to set up their own business in the social sector in order to successfully and sustainably implement innovative business ideas.

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Development of a Subject-Specific Higher Education Didactics for Social Work Management (Poster)
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Development of a Subject-Specific Higher Education Didactics for Social Work Management (Poster)

This study aims at the development of a subject-specific higher education didactics for ‘Social Work Management Education’ based on an integrative theory-practice transfer model. A Subject-Specific Didactics of Social work Management consists of three levels: theoretical-conceptual, practical transfer, communication and discourse level.

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Problem-based Learning and Community Engagement (Poster)
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Problem-based Learning and Community Engagement (Poster)

Based on this poster, I presented an overview of the service-learning project at the Higher Education Didactical Institutes’ conference ‘Active Teaching’ in November 2019. It includes preliminary findings of the qualitative research process accompanying the crowdfunding course, but also draws conclusion to sustainable frameworks for good teaching practices in higher education.

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Problem-based Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Theory-Practice-Transfer
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Problem-based Learning in Higher Education: Implications for Theory-Practice-Transfer

This talk not only presents initial findings of the qualitative-empirical social research process accompanying the crowdfunding course, but also leads a discussion and reflection of sustainable frameworks for good teaching practices, management didactics in higher education and the achievement of teaching and learning goals of service learning at the level of the learner, study program and university (micro, meso and macro levels).

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Playing Culture in Intercultural Trainings and the Role of Simulation Games
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Playing Culture in Intercultural Trainings and the Role of Simulation Games

Games are not only an integral part of our everyday routine from the early days of our life, but they are also regarded as an effective teaching method in (higher) education. Previous research has shown that business or simulation games in the classroom support problem-based learning.

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Descartes thinks that body and mind are separate entities: Why is this still important?
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Descartes thinks that body and mind are separate entities: Why is this still important?

Descartes is considered by many as the most influential thinker of the early modern era. He came up with the aspect of accepting as true only what is indubitable in order to analyse the external world and ‘the existence of God‘, famously exemplified in his Meditations on First Philosophy.

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What to Do when you Can’t Answer a Student’s Question? An Essay about Being Productively Stupid
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What to Do when you Can’t Answer a Student’s Question? An Essay about Being Productively Stupid

Human beings are not perfect, nor does every individual possess knowledge of all domains. The same is the case for teachers. Nearly every teacher has experienced it at some time or other: You receive a tricky or unexpected question from a student which you cannot instantly answer. 

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Dr. Maik Arnold is Professor for Non-Profit-Management and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer at University of Applied Science Dresden.