A6 - Competence profiles, grids and professional development: A complementary German approach to a competence development framework for early stage researchers
|Strand||All Researchers (practice)|
|Presenters||Dr Sibel Vurgun - Program Manager for Qualification and Skills, Dahlem Research School (DRS), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Dr Christian Dumpitak - Managing Director, iGRAD, rdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
The workshop covered:
A first draft of the working group's competence development framework was presented and discussed. This complementary model takes the German academic training system into account, identifying general "competence clusters" that are usually developed throughout the early stage researcher period. By considering competence development processes of adults these competence clusters were then associated with typical phases and challenges of the dissertation process. Based on this outcome, first conclusions and recommendations were drawn regarding the optimisation of counselling and training programs for early stage researchers addressing individual development phases in a more specific way.
At the end of this session participants:
- developed a deeper awareness of challenges and opportunities in fitting their graduate institution's services and offers to the actual needs of developing researchers at various stages of their career as well as young researchers aiming at alternative career options.
Information, interaction and discussion.