Among other things, the curriculum of the Vocational School for Home Economics and Social Affairs sets out objectives and content for the specific subject areas. The aims of the Vocational School for Home Economics and Social Affairs are oriented towards areas of work in home economics, nursing and care for the elderly.
Traditional teaching structures are to be abandoned in favour of holistic teaching, with professional reference to theory and interdisciplinary learning. Interdisciplinary teaching is to be supported and should also include practical aspects of the subject.
Lessons are centred on work assignments that enable students to plan, carry out and evaluate work tasks independently.
Possible goals and content in subject-related learning could be as follows:
Find Your Professional Role
When dealing with people, pupils have to adapt their behaviour and style of communication to each respective situation.
The students apply the skills they have acquired in school, and transfer knowledge from their work experience to the classroom.
Occupational profiles of home economy and related fields
Hygienic measures according to applicable regulations
Students acquire information on cooperation partners with respect to the occupations being trained and practised there. This information is shared, discussed, and evaluated using various methods.
Students practise using household appliances and machines and the handling of selected food groups. Individual dishes are presented and marketed professionally. Food and drinks are selected according to nutritional and individual aspects and calculated with respect to quantities and prices.
Wholesome nutrition of a selected group of people with respect to individual particularities.
Food selection from seasonal and regional perspectives.
Creating posters, price tags and invitations.
Students plan an inexpensive three-course lunch for students and staff in consideration of food quality and freshness.
Students come to know housing needs and housing cultures of a selected group and take responsibility for the designing of residential or utility living areas.
They design living quarters with respect to individual needs.
Insurances and contracts (e.g. household content insurance, lease agreement)
Design and decoration of rooms and living areas
Housing needs and design preferences
Based on case studies, students determine housing needs, draw floor plans and furnish these incl. choice of colors. Results are presented on posters.