Do you want to shape the school of the future and accompany your colleagues on the transformation process? Develop the necessary implementation strategies here.
Experience new learning scenarios and implement, reflect and further develop them in your own teaching. In this CAS you will become a ‘Future Learning Coach‘ and you will develop implementation strategies and new forms of continuing education for your school.
You will appreciate modern schools’ potential for development.
You will examine your own educational mindset.
You will acquire the skills you need for the digital age.
You will develop methods and learning units suited to 21st century skills.
You will plan and implement a change project at your own institution.
You will enable your colleagues to develop expertise in digital transformation.
Future-oriented teaching, new learning scenarios, agile methods: in this part-time continuing education programme, we will familiarise you with the model of the ‘six mindsets’ (Permantier: Mindset Matters, 2019). You will examine your own educational mindset as a teacher. You will bear this in mind throughout the challenges of digital transformation. You will plan your own continuing education priorities on a semester-by-semester basis, realise your corresponding goals in a self-directed manner, regularly discuss them in a ‘Working Out Loud circle’ (WOL feedback) and reflect on development in an ePortfolio.
Over the course of the CAS, you will acquire new competencies or expand on your existing skills in various areas. The programme focuses on the following areas:
Contextualising your own mindset
Categorising the mindset of your institution
Developing learning scenarios suited to 21st-century skills
Plan and implement skill-centred learning settings
Adopt different types of workplace learning (e.g. Working Out Loud)
Initiate and guide different forms of collaborative working
Document your own development process (ePortfolio)
Learning culture transformation
Outline possible development steps
Recognise and take advantage of the opportunities offered by networked learning
Develop and initiate a strategy for your own institution (change process)
Guide your own institution on its path to becoming a learning organisation
The learning process is designed to promote ‘lifelong learning’. Working in a small network (WOL circle), you will develop new learning scenarios, use them in your own teaching, reflect on them and develop them further. The overall process is based on today’s agile models: the small learning and development steps allow for plenty of flexibility.
You will reflect on your own teaching and develop new learning settings.
You will examine the educational mindset that the school of the future needs and consider what is required for a successful change process.
You will implement new learning settings in your own teaching within the framework of WOL circles (Working Out Loud).
Based on your findings from the first semester, you will develop a strategy for transforming the learning culture in your own school.
You will explore skills-based methods for new learning settings in greater depth.
Following consultation with the head teacher, you will begin to implement the strategy you have developed in your own school.
You will evaluate the implementation of the strategy and continuously adapt it as required.
You will continue to guide the transformation of the school’s learning culture.
To earn this CAS qualification, you must attend contact hours on a regular basis, participate actively in the WOL circle and pass the competency assessment. The assessment is based on your ePortfolio, documenting the development steps and reflecting on your own learning process.
Title + qualification
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) of Bern University of Applied Sciences ‘Empower Future Learning’ (12 ECTS credits)
Our lecturers are proven experts with extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in their subject areas. They have at least a university degree plus many years of experience in higher education.
Are you a teaching professional with an inquiring mind? Would you like to develop your school, turning it into an attractive and future-ready organisation? Bring your professional knowledge to this part-time continuing education programme.
For all students of our CAS programmes we offer a half-day course Effective Learning. Attendance is recommended and is free of charge for CAS students. At this event, you will learn about the practice-oriented learning style used at universities of applied science.
Organisation + registration
The duration of the programme is three semesters. Teaching takes place on Thursday afternoons – online and in the participating schools.