As political scientist I am doing teaching and research at the University of Applied Labour Studies in Mannheim and Schwerin, Germany since 2001. This university has been founded by the German Federal Employment Agency to provide academic training for future experts in vocational and labour market counselling and integration.

 My subjects in teaching are:

  • Counselling as cooperative and solution-oriented communication
  • Social structures and ethical aspects in counselling
  • Knowledge of the wide range of educational and occupational options
  • Labour market policy
  • Labour market statistics
  • Scientific propaedeutics

 

Focus of my research:

  • Specific topics and challenges in settings of vocational and career counselling given to clients from immigrant background
  • Academic curricula for the training of future vocational and career counsellors for refugees
  • Expert knowledge for vocational and career counsellors
  • Critical labour market statistics aimed to analyse job-related labour market oppurtunities

 

In autumn 2016 we started an ERASMUS+-funded research project to develop academic curricula for the training of future vocational and career counsellors for refugees. Before taking up the coordination of this project of six European countries my professional activities have all taken place in Germany. That is why up to now nearly all of my publications have been written in German language only. You´ll find a list of those by using the button „Publikationen“. A text published in spring 2017 can be obtained in English though. You´ll find my article "Specific career counselling for refugees - the key to tapping a significant potential of skilled workers" by the link www.Kohnpage.de/Text2017b.pdf .

 If you have any questions don´t hesitate to contact me via the form you get by the button „Kontakt“.