More practical orientation in baker training and why worksheets are no longer enough in training courses for the baking trade

What challenges do trainers in the baking trade face? Which possibilities do digital learning tools offer to the bakery trade? These and other questions on the design of training in the baking trade were explored by the ITB in the "BIBB Learning Paths" project together with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training and the Zentralverband des Deutschen Bäckerhandwerks e. V. (Central Association of the German Baking Trade) on 19 October 2022 in Berlin.
Learning software for bakers

In lively discussions on the challenges and design possibilities of training courses in the baking trade, the individual promotion of trainees and practical relevance proved to be a particular challenge. Under the device “more professional practice in education", the participants discussed how digital media, images and videos can help to make learning in training more practical and what potential digital learning tools offer for the development of trainees' skills. There was consensus that the trainees can be better reached in their heterogeneity through action-oriented tasks and examples from practice than through established tools such as worksheets. 

The discussion was deepened by the concept of learning and work tasks and the demonstration of the tool Task Manager of the Kompetenzwerkstatt. (You can access the online portal of the Kompetenzwerkstatt via the link in the blue box). The use of the task manager as a tool for providing learning and work tasks in the context of training met with lively interest in the baking trade.

The workshop will be continued in digital form on 16. November 2022.