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CETE Summer School 2016

Research in Technology Education: Methods, Skills and Approaches

20 - 23 June 2016, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

The CETE Summer School is a junior conference for young academics founded by the DAAD. It offers the opportunity of professional exchange and networking as well as workshops of methodological approaches in the research field of technology and engineering education.

The CETE Summer School wants to connect cross-national as well as interdisciplinary researchers and young academics for an exchange. It opens up a research-oriented forum for the accounted research potential still growing number of junior scientists who deal with technology and engineering education and its benefit and impact.
The multidisciplinary exchange enables junior scientists to gather feedback and suggestions from different disciplinary perspectives and contributes to embedding individual projects from the fields of teaching methodology and educational sciences in the overall context of empirical educational research. By doing this the organisation supports the visibility of joint research interests and research topics. It establishes a starting position for joint evaluations and future interdisciplinary and location independent research efforts of universities.

The international summer school is organised for young academics as well as students and all who are interested.

There is no conference fee.

Call for Papers

Deadline: extended until 31.05.2016

 Junior scientist in the sector of technology and engineering education are invited to present and discuss their doctoral or master thesis at the Summer School. All participants have the possibility to publish their contributions in an upcoming book peer-reviewed by CETE.


The CETE Summer School will focus on different and individual perspektives of technology and engineering education.

Day 1 – Potential of Technology Education
On the first day of the summer school we want to talk about the potential of technology education and about the current stand of connection between education in school, science and industry.
The summer school starts with a welcoming and an overview of technology and engineering education. At the second half of the day it is planned to get in touch with some representatives of industry and schools. After an introduction of the representatives there will be a discussion about the interaction between education, science and industry. You are welcome to share your impression about this topic.

Day 2 – Presentation & Exchange
The second day will focus on the work of excellent young academics in the research fields of technical sciences. Several sessions offer the possibility for a cooperative exchange and to present research projects and ideas. The sessions take about 45 minutes, 25 to present, 20 to discuss. Use the opportunity to meet international researchers and young academics. Swap partners to get in contact with each other.

Day 3 – Methods & Approaches
The third day of the summer school will be structured in different workshops as well as a keynote talk. The workshops will deal with several methodological approaches in the field of technology education research.
Planned workshops are:

Workshop 1: Computer- and Internet-Based Research within the context of Technology Education

Workshop 2: Development and research of technological based teaching materials and lessons

Workshop: 3: Innovative approaches to research in the field of Technology Education

Day 4 – Methods & Exchange

The last day will focus on a workshop on working with solar technology in primary school as well as well as a forum with the topic of problem solutions. 

Organisation committee

Prof. Dr. Ingelore Mammes, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Kristin Schäffer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Victoria Adenstedt, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Contact: summerschool[at]

Conference venue

University of Duisburg-Essen
Campus Essen
Universitätsstraße 2
45141 Essen



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