Prof. Dr. Sönke Knutzen

Resumee

Professional and academic career

since 2012
Vice President for Teaching at the Hamburg University of Technology

since 2009
W3-Professorate, Head of the Institute of Technology, Work Processes and Vocational Education at the Hamburg University of Technology.
Department of TVET Teacher Training for Media Technology and Electro- and Informationtechnology

2003 - 2009
Junior Professor for Energy and Building Technology and Media Technology at the Institute of Technology, Work Processes and Vocational Education at the Hamburg University of Technology.

2001 - 2003
Associate of the agency "alive! media solutions" (Abrolat / Dr. Knutzen GbR.),
Main Tasks: Development of print- and multimedia products and eLearning solutions for scientific research projects supervised the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

2001
PHD of business and social science (Dr. rer. pol.),Thesis: „Steigerung der Innovationskompetenz des Handwerks“

1996 - 2001
Research Assistant at the department „Prozesstechnik und Berufliche Bildung“ of the Hamburg University of Technology


Study and Vocational Training

1992 - 1996
Study TVET Teacher at the Hamburg University and the Hamburg University of Technology (Fields of Study: Electrotechnology, Education and Social science with focus on politics)
Degree: 1. Staatsexamen

1987 - 1992
Study of Electrotechnology, Focus on automation engineering, College of applied science Hamburg
Degree: "Diplom-Ingenieur" for Electrotechnology

1983 - 1986
TVET Apprenticeship as an Electrician (Dual System)
Degree: Gesellenbrief (Skilled worker)


Actual Position

  • Vice President for Teaching at the Hamburg University of Technology
  • Head of the Institute of Technology, Work Processes and Vocational Education
  • Head of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the TUHH
  • Chairman of the decentralized certification committee for TVET,
  • Member of the centralized certification committee
  • Member of the board of trutess at the Berufsakademie Hamburg
  • Member of the supervisory board of the Northern Institute of Technology NIT

Awards

  • Comenius-EduMedia-Medaille 2012 of the GPI for the research project „Kompetenzwerkstatt-Elektrohandwerk“
  • Deutschen Bildungsmedien-Preis »digita 2013« for the research project „Kompetenzwerkstatt-Elektrohandwerk

Profile

Vocational science

  • Qualifications Research in the Vocational Fields of Electrotechnology and Media Technology
  • Media Supported Learning Arrangements
  • Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Research and Concepts
  • Technology- and work process analysis to design competence and work process oriented curricula
  • eLearning and media supported Learning in TVET

Academic didactics

  • Competence orientation for the training and education of engineers
  • Media supported Learning at universities
  • Research enquiring learning