The plus sign in the name of Steinbeis+Akademie highlights the fact that participants attending our courses receive more than mere fragments of information.
Overall, this results in what Aristotle described as the whole being something else than the sum of all parts :
Clearly, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, because as part of the whole, things can be done that can’t be done alone. – based on Aristoteles, Metaphysics VII
The project competence courses offered at the Steinbeis+Akademie draw on the experience of Steinbeis University and the project competence principles applied to its degree courses. As such they dovetail practice with theory.
Practical experience gained in a work setting is therefore an indispensable component of staff development. This is integrated into the theory learned on courses, which have a strong bearing on work practice.
Dovetailing practical experience with theoretical content makes it possible for course participants to draw on detailed insights (knowledge), reflect on theory (education), and translate this into action in a way that will affect future outcomes (transfer).