Institute for General and Vocational Pedagogy

The Institute for General and Vocational Pedagogy at the TU Darmstadt focusses on scientific reflection upon (vocational) education and training and their institutions within the particular combination of General Pedagogy and Vocational Pedagogy.

Focusing on different areas, the research groups of the Institute pursue hand in hand the pressing issues and challenges facing pedagogical theory and practice in general, as well as in vocational context in view of substantial processes of social change.

Thus, a strong emphasis is put on fundamental pedagogical research and education, since pedagogy is supposed to satisfy on the one hand existing social needs, on the other hand to reflect and revise one’s own role within the social reproduction process.