The CORE Principle – Our study concept
In order to provide the best possible learning experience to our students, we have developed a new unique teaching approach: the CORE principle (Competence Oriented Research and Education). Rather than traditional chalk and talk teaching methods, we favour a more stimulating educational practice and have adapted our programmes accordingly. For now, SRH Berlin is the only establishment to offers this highly effective concept.
At SRH we believe that sustainable learning involves freedom for experimentation, application, play and critical questions. Therefore, we have completely redesigned the standard course of study. This includes:
- A focus on key topics within 5-week blocks.
This allows students to focus their full attention on a maximum of two subjects at a given time.
- After the course has been completed students take part in a selected form of examination.
This means there is no concentrated examination phases. Our programmes include 30 different examination variants (from written examinations to learning diaries) where students demonstrate the knowledge they have gained from the course. The selected style of the examination is customized to the desired learning outcome.
- Across their studies, students receive continuous performance feedback.
Throughout our programmes, qualified mentors positively encourage and support our students, professionally, personally, and organisationally from start to end. In addition, students receive individual coaching and competent advice from our Career Service.
- Our lecturers provide students with the support they require.
There is no such thing as pure frontal teaching at SRH. Instead, our lecturers become individual learning coaches. This allows students to not only develop subject knowledge, but also improve their personal and social skills.
- Specialisation blocks provides students time to further expand your knowledge, catch up on exams or gain practical experience.
At SRH we combine relevant professional knowledge, practical application, and personal key qualifications. Further supporting you to become a self-confident and independent professional. In order for you to receive the best learning experience we offer continuous personal support to ensure you achieve your goals. We believe this makes for a positive, enjoyable, and successful outcome.
At the SRH you will not experience pure frontal teaching. Instead, our lecturers are individual learning coaches. This approach allows you to acquire specialised knowledge as well as enhance your soft and hard skills. For this to be achieved we rely on direct communication.
No fear for mistakes
With us, trial and error is allowed. Even encouraged. At SRH we focus on experience-based learning therefore it is not about whether you are right or wrong, but all about experimentation and gaining a better understanding for each other and yourself. Additionally, we encourage you to learn for your own benefit and not for the professor or examination office.
Ready for the future
Our approach incorporates hand on experiences, which prepares you for the professional world. In combination with our organisational partners, we encourage practical teamwork on real projects which will optimally prepare you for the professional world. Furthermore, you are provided with the opportunity to train your social skills including critical thinking, thinking outside the box and creative problem solving. In other words, the exact skills that employers expect from their employees.
In addition, you not only have a certificate in your hand, but also project references that you can include in your application. Most importantly, you know where your personal strengths lie.
We work according to the SRH Constructive Alignment.
We ask ourselves:
- What skills do our graduates need on the job?
- In which form of examination can our students best demonstrate these skills?
- How must teaching be designed so that students are well prepared for this examination?
That is why we don't just use classic forms of examination such as written examinations or presentations. In total, there are about thirty different examination forms to choose from.
For example: portfolio | presentation | project work | case work | scientific poster | report...