What does the future tell us about the present? Learning pathways as future models for universities and a stimulus for student reflection

  • Maren Lübcke
  • Funda Seyfeli
  • Klaus Wannemacher


The research project AHEAD took a glimpse into the future of the higher education landscape in 2030 by drawing four models of learning pathways. The models all involve different forms and degrees of individualized study and place different demands on students’ self-organization and self-regulation learning (SRL) skills. By talking to students within the scope of the SIDDATA project, it becomes clear that SRL is not only a competence of the students but must also be provided for as precondition in the organization of studies.