Motivational Structures in Further Education

By Martin Kröll.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The further development of scientific education at German colleges constitutes a challenge for vocational and business education. The quality of scientific further education depends not least on the extent to which advanced training measures consider the specific situation of different groups ready to further education. What does such an orientation look like? Which tenor as well as methodical-didactic consequences does it have? Theoretical attempts are derived from the biography-oriented approach of personnel development, employability, lifelong learning as well as from graduates and evaluations research. Based on two empirical surveys, motive bundles of further education students are identified. Results show that motivational structures are much more complex than the causal chain “knowledge acquisition” → “promotion” → “increase in salary” indicates. Strategies for professionalization and quality assurance of scientific further education at universities are suggested.

Keywords: Further Education, Motivational Structures, Re-orientation versus Job Security

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp.319-336. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 858.744KB).

Dr. Martin Kröll

Lecturer, Institute for Applied Work Science, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Bochum, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

Dr. Martin Kröll studied at the University of Cologne receiving a diploma in Economical Sciences and a PhD from the Department for Economical Sciences. He is occupied at the Institute of Work Science of Ruhr-University Bochum, where he teaches about Human Resources Management and Qualification. Furthermore, he is study coordinator of the academic further education program “Organizational Management”.

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