Professor of Technical Education
Technical University of Munich

About Prof. Dr. Daniel Pittich

Prof. Pittich conducts research on the modelling and diagnostics of competences at different levels, the evidence-based conception and implementation of teaching and learning in technical education, the didactic development of digitalization (e.g. in the area of knowledge work), Industry 4.0 and learning factories in the field of production technology (in BMBF and DFG funded projects), as well as on approaches to competence orientation within curricular implementation processes (two current projects on curricula concepts; financed by Hessen) and teacher education in a vocational and technical context.

After his vocational training as a carpenter and vocational secondary schooling with an emphasis on technology, Prof. Pittich earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Education and his Master of Education degree at Leibniz University in Hannover, qualifying him to teach the disciplines of wood technology and mathematics at vocational schools. Later, he worked as an academic research associate in the field of Technical Training and Learning at TU Darmstadt. In 2015, he was awarded a junior professorship of technical education at the University of Siegen. In November 2018, Prof. Pittich was appointed Assistant Professor of Technical Education (Tenure Track) at the TUM School of Education. He is co-editor of the Journal of Technical Education (JOTED) and edited books in the area of teaching and learning in technical education.