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Future Skill Compass – Self-assessment of future skills using the digital Future Skills Compass tool

The Future Skill Compass is an online tool designed to help students to better assess their future skills and to systematically support them in developing their future skills and reflective competence throughout their Bachelor's degree programme.

The concept is based on the idea of subjective and situational interest and preference assessment, which originally stems from interest research in psychology Students are presented with challenging action vignettes that originate from their studies, private life or the professional world and are aimed at a specific future skill. Students rate their confidence or well-being in these situations on a 5-point scale. The results are presented as a graphical profile in diagram form and enable continuous comparability across different semesters.

The self-assessment concept is not aimed at absolute competence measurement, but serves to assess personal learning needs and as a starting point for self-reflection with regard to one's own future skills. The project is embedded in a larger didactic concept that is based on peer reflection and feedback and refers to the personally perceived discrepancies between graphic profile representation and subjective perception.

The Future Skill Compass project is part of "Prüfung hoch III Drei" (PH3!), a joint project of FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, RWTH Aachen University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which aims to tap into the potential of digital examinations at universities and develop innovative examination formats.

As part of PH3!, the Future Skill Compass of the Next Education research group was selected as one of the ten most convincing projects for 2023.

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April 2023 – Oktober 2023

DHBW Karlsruhe

Prüfung hoch III Drei


Project team

Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel

Director of the Researchgroup and Professorship for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning

Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel

Director of the Researchgroup and Professorship for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning

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