Christina MerlTalkShop /2CG®
Doctor of Philosophy
Bridging the gap between theory and practice; applied research.
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Citations since 2017
5 Research Items
Human capability cultivation has been neglected in educational and professional contexts in the previous decades. The focus has clearly been on tasks and efficiency, on planning, scaling, and then executing according to plan. Professionals, students and pupils have become used to getting clear directions, simplified instructions and exact predictio...
Acquiring pure fact-based knowledge is no longer sufficient when it comes to dealing with increasingly complex realities in the machine age, such as the degrowth economy, climate change and global health crises. 21st century learners who want to interact with the world in a constructive way need to cultivate (human) capabilities, develop relevant p...
Societies everywhere are currently undergoing deep transformation, including the transition from traditional organizational structures to network structures where connected autonomous individuals are challenged to solve complex problems co-creatively and responsibly. Phenomena like the global health crisis, climate change, and the impact of digital...
This paper demonstrates how a contemporary teaching approach known as 2CG® method, which stands for content- and context-specific generic competency coaching, can help educators foster 21st century skills in engineering and business management students in the framework of English language programs. 2CG® is built around the concept of peer learning...
The present teaching case looks at how a social constructivist approach to language teaching can support students of industrial engineering in developing an effective communicative behavior which allows them to demonstrate authenticity in their second language. A specifically designed methodology mix of blended learning activities, including role p...
This paper investigates if a technology-enhanced, social-constructivist teaching approach with a focus on community building and knowledge sharing can make English classes for industrial engineering students at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences more effective. It further explores if and how interactive online learning activities could re...
In today’s globalized economy, organizations face international competition; the need for technology-driven innovation; inefficiencies due to hierarchical structures; cost-cutting; and frequently a deterioration in working conditions as a result thereof. The current paper focusses on the situation of works councils who are challenged to support the...
We are pleased to announce the first call for papers for a special issue devoted to cross-cultural communication and diversity in corporate e-learning.
TalkShop/2CG® stands for content- and context-based generic competence coaching and has been developed to prepare individuals and organizations for work and leadership in the knowledge-based economy. The integrated face-to-face and online coaching methodology provides tailor-made language and generic competence coaching ‘on the debate’, while facil...