Prof. Dr. Carmela Aprea

Prof. Dr. Carmela Aprea

Chair of Economic and Business Education – Instructional Systems Design and Evaluation

Chair website

Main fields of research

  • Financial and Economic Literacy Education for the 21st Century
  • Connectivity of Vocational Learning and Teaching in the Era of Digital Transformation
  • Resilience in Learning and Professional Contexts
  • Curriculum and Lesson Development in Business and Economics Education
  • Design Thinking in Business and Economics Education

Curriculum vitae

1997 Diplom-Handelslehrerin (M.Sc. in Economic and Business Education), Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
2007 Dr. rer. pol. (PhD), University of Mannheim
2010-2015 Professor and Head of Research Area at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET). Lugano, CH
2014 Guest Professorship at the University of Innsbruck, A
2015-2018 Professor of Economic and Business Education, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Since 2018 Professor of Economic and Business Education, University of Mannheim

Selected memberships

  • OECD PISA Financial Literacy Expert Group
  • OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE) Research Committee
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE)

Prizes, awards, honors

  • Best Paper Award, Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training Research, Zollikofen/Bern (2013)
  • Award for qualified scientific work (doctorate) of the Barbara-Hopf-Foundation at the University of Mannheim (Mai 2008)
  • Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE) Prize for Young Researchers (2006)

Selected editorial activities

  • Editor of the „International Handbook of Financial Literacy” (Springer, 2016)
  • Guest Editor „Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training (ERVET)“
  • Guest Editor „Zeitschrift für Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik (ZBW)“

Selected publications