The Centre for Experiential Education focuses on the following research and development topics:
(1) the exploration of the process variables well-being and involvement;
(2) research on conditions in the context which determine the levels of well-being and involvement in children, whereby concepts as ‘adult-style’, the ’10 action points’, factors influencing well-being and involvement ’ are key variables;
(3) development of instruments for assessment of deep level learning in children in the domains of self-organization and entrepreneurship, communication skills, physical knowledge, social-emotional competence, science and technology, creativity and the basic attitude of ‘linkedness’;
(4) development of instruments and scenarios for internal quality control starting from the participants’ perspective.
The Centre is active in a broad array of educational and care settings: child care, pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher education, in-service training and elderly care.