My name is Isabell Grundschober and I work as a researcher at Danube University Krems (Austria) since February 2015. I graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, my branch of study was National Economy & Socioeconomics, which focus on media&communication and social policy. After finishing my bachelor study there, I started my studies at a teacher college, the University College of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems (KPH), with a focus on K12 pupils and eLearning. My main motivation for starting a study at the teacher college: Participating in making the world a better place – maybe in little steps, but still. In Autumn 2016 I started my master studies in Applied Knowledge Management at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland (FH Burgenland).
My main topics in research:
Educational technology – LLL – ePortfolio – accreditation of prior learning – tacit knowledge – pattern theory
ApprEnt – Refining Higher Education Apprenticeships with Enterprises in Europe
The project aims at closing the gap between vocational education and higher education – an important driver to stop youth unemployment!
VINCE – Validation for Inclusion of New Citizens of Europe (2017-2019)
VINCE aims at supporting higher education staff in guiding refugees in European Higher Education, helping them to receive acces to higher education through validation of their formal, informal and non-formal learning.
VALERU aims to establish mechanisms and human resources for the validation of non-formal/informal learning (NIL) in Russian Higher Education in order modernize Russian Higher Education (HE).
MITMUT, which was developed in the frame of an Austrian research project, addresses this issue before the first career decision is made and aims at girls under the age of 14 years. MIT-MUT supports girls in developing two key competences defined by the EU for lifelong learning (2006/962/EG) – computer skills and entrepreneurial skills. We developed and implemented a Social Enterprise Network for the students.
ATS2020 provides a comprehensive learning model for the enhancement of student indispensable transversal skills within curricula and offers new approaches and innovative tools to teacher for the development and assessment of these skills.