DT4VET – Design Thinking Tools for Educators

The "reflective practitioner" has been regarded as an ideal image of a skilled worker in vocational education and training for years - but this concept has rarely been transferred to the field of teachers for vocational education and training (VET). The ERASMUS+ project DT4VET regards DESIGN THINKING (DT) as a key method for triggering reflective practices among VET teachers. DT has the potential to foster transversal skills in particular, such as thinking creatively and critically, taking initiative or working collaboratively. Seven partners from four countries (Turkey, Finland, Italy and Germany) are developing, testing and evaluating a training seminar for vocational school teachers on Design Thinking.


  • Vivian Harberts
  • Prof. Dr. Falk Howe (Project Coordination)
  • Peter Kaune
  • Iris Klein
  • Dr. Andreas Saniter

Life span

01. November 2019 to 31. October 2022


  • TOBB Ekonomi Veteknoloji Universitesi (Turkey)
  • Fondazione Scuola Nazionale Servizi (Italy)
  • Ozel Ankara Sanayi Odasi Meskleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey)
  • Ministry of national Education (Turkey)
  • Middle East Technical University Ankara (Turkey)
  • OY VAASAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU (University of Applied Sciences) Finland



Category D: up to 75.000 Euro