Competence matrix for the working world 4.0

mechatronics and electronics

Competences trained by working on the general module

General Teacher Module

This module wants to give a broad introduction into the topic industry 4.0.

It wants to sensitize for the implications for teaching, training, working and living in working world 4.0.

It comprises several steps which will have to be done by individual, partly digitized, learning as well as by working in a group in order to have an exchange on important topics.

After passing it you will be able to create own students’ modules and to decide on the main points these have to focus on.

Guidelines for the development of new teachers‘ modules

Digital competencies

Competence development fields

A. To develop and implement annual teaching plan and to manage documents

1.1. To identify technological and organizational changes in the mechatronics and electronics in the systemic way for the training course and to prepare them didactically.
1.2. To evaluate the possibilities and risks of the digitalized work and business processes.
1.3. To restructure networked process chains in learning
1.4. To train by applying content of embedded systems, including their operating systems.
1.5. To provide know-how on handling interactions with sensors, reading information and collecting of data.
1.6. To train on handling the processes of robotics (robot and “cobot”), including know-how to program and control production robots in the different technological processes.
1.7. To provide know how on the installation and exploitation of the Internet of Things and CPS.

1. Professional competences 4.0

2.1 To identify and assess digital key competences applied in the ICT media.
2.2 To identify the media competences applied in the work, business and social contexts.
2.3 To design and plan the installation of the media technologies in the school.
2.4 To organize cooperation of learners in the digital learning environment.
2.5 To organize knowledge management.

2. Media competences

3.1. To install learning management systems.
3.2. To install specialized social media
3.3. To install professional software for learning
3.4. To select and install the didactic instruments for cooperative learning
3.5. To document the digital teaching plans for common (cooperative) usage.
3.6. To handle software for management.

3. Application know-how

4.1 To install professionally Office software appliances.
4.2 To configure and set-up learning management systems.
4.3 To provide digital applications in the local area network

4. Basic ICT know-how and skills

B. To plan and design learning processes

1.1.    To design the concept of digital process chain (4.0) in the teaching and learning process.
1.2.    To select digitalized learning and teaching scenarios that facilitate problem oriented and self-organized learning.  
1.3.    To plan and execute interactive, virtual and individual learning phases.
1.4.    To organize the interdisciplinary cooperation in the learning process.

1. Professional competences 4.0

2.1.    To select, install and evaluate the digital teaching and learning scenarios.
2.2.    To check the used media for accessibility/openness, problem solving and requirement level.
2.3.    To check on how the media facilitate development of decision making skills, abilities to cooperate and creativity.

2. Media competences

3.1 To install the elements of digital
learning scenarios and formats
(Blended und Online-Learning)

3. Application know-how

4.1.    To integrate audio and video data
4.2.    To prepare video-tutorials
4.3.    To prepare digitalized content
4.4.    To integrate the data from external and internal sources in the teaching.
4.5.    To consider copyright protection issues

4. Basic ICT know-how and skills

C. To communicate, cooperate

1.1.    To select interactive media for learning and training.
1.2.    To present the information and data for learners by using interactive media.
1.3.    To ensure the safety of personal and corporate data used in the training and work processes.

1. Professional competences 4.0

2.1.    To execute timely and operative communication with the internal (school) and external addressees regardless their location and time.

2. Media competences

3.1.    To apply the digital communication instruments for the regular and remote teaching.
3.2.    To use electronic teaching diaries

3. Application know-how

4.1.    To evaluate the data of learning, teaching and work processes
4.2.    To handle inquiries and feedback from the digitalized instruments

4. Basic ICT know-how and skills

D. To analyze and evaluate learning process, achievements and success of learners

1.1.   To check media usage for occupational and learning relevance.
1.2.   To design reflection processes.
1.3    To evaluate content, human and technical resources for media use

1. Professional competences 4.0

2.1.    To identify informally and non-formally acquired digital skills.
2.2.    To analyze students' media literacy development.
2.3.    To analyze and classify media technology in the course of education.

2. Media competences

3.1.    To plan and evaluate the formats of individual and team activities.
3.2.    To select and install the online tools for diagnostics and assessment of performance at learning and work.

3. Application know-how


  1. Watch the videos and look for suitable ones for your students.
  2. Define the characteristics of 4.0- technologies and reflect on their advantages and challenges.
  3. Discuss the changes of work processes with colleagues (in your working group or a virtual working group) and find out different implications e.g. in the different sectors crafts, industry, service (in your working group or a virtual working group).
  4. Reflect and discuss possible consequences in the societal and individual daily life (in your working group or a virtual working group).
  5. Find out necessary additional competences of teachers, in-company trainers and VET students, e.g. IT and media competences
  6. Discuss the future role of teachers and trainers (in your working group or a virtual working group).
  7. Describe your individual need for further training (what do I know and what do I need?).

Create a students’ module for one of your class/learning group with reference to the students’ matrix (e.g. regarding awareness, personal and social implications, data security).


Assessment of all products to be delivered:

  • list of important changes of work processes for your students
  • list of competences you and your students need to reach
  • list of competences you want to acquire in short-term
  • your students’ module
  • an evaluation tool


Reflect and exchange your experience with other colleagues (in your working group or a virtual working group), define a focus you want to reflect on with your students and create a suitable evaluation tool for them.