Polaschek wants to eliminate pre-scientific work

According to responsible ÖVP minister Martin Polashek, there will no longer be a compulsory VWA in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Experts met for the fourth time on Tuesday to discuss its methods matured to consult. Especially about that Advance Scientific Work (VWA), It is currently available to all high school graduates at AHS causes obligation To continue as an integral part of school leaving examinations in future.

She should NoIf this is based on the advice of experts and the responsible Minister of Science and Education Martin Polashek is going

The Expert adviceIt includes teacher, parent and student representatives, as well as experts from the fields of teacher training and AI, concluding that VWA should no longer be mandatory.

If all goes according to Polashek’s plan, the commitment should arrive before the summer and apply for the 2024/2025 school year. “Let’s abolish mandatory VWA,” Polaschek said after the expert panel. “I strongly believe that we don’t always need strict guidelines, but instead that students need more decision-making options.”

With the abolition of compulsory VWA, an oral high school diploma in another subject must be taken. Of course, high school graduates are still free to write a VWA, Polaschek continued.

To practice in scientific work, citations and citations, this should be discussed in class in pre-Matura semesters. At least that’s the plan.

Diploma theses Vocational secondary schools (BHS), however, must be in place. A diploma thesis provides an opportunity to demonstrate work-based thinking and skills and is practice-oriented, a reason cited by the Department of Education.

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Final theses Like the VWAs, Secondary Vocational Schools (BMS) should also be abolished. The reason is that Polaschek’s departmental school career was “strongly focused on practical subjects”. Instead of a final thesis, there should be “new tools for reflection as part of course teaching”.

of innovations Affected all around 40,000 high school graduates per year. Of these, 17,000 are AHS graduates, 23,000 BHS graduates and up to 15,000 BMS graduates.

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