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Chair of Economic and Business Education

Instructional Systems Design and Evaluation

Prof. Dr. Carmela Aprea

Prof. Dr. Carmela Aprea

Since the spring semester 2018, Carmela Aprea holds the Chair of Economic and Business Education – Instructional Systems Design and Evaluation at the University of Mannheim. Previously, she was Professor of Economic and Business Education at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (04/2015-01/2018) and Professor of Vocational Training Research at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) in Lugano (05/2010-02/2015). She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck (AT) and has taught and researched at the University of Twente (NL), the University of Graz (AT), the Università degli Studi Roma Tre (IT), the Università di Roma La Sapienza (IT), the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano (IT), the Stockholm University (SE) and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (IL). Carmela Aprea studied Business and Economic Education, Psychology and Business Administration at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main (graduation as Diplom-Handelslehrerin, 1997) and earned her doctorate at the University of Mannheim with a thesis on the planning of business learning environments (2007).

The research focus of Professor Aprea's chair lies in the following areas:

  • 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 Development and Instructional Design in Business and Economic Education
  • Design Thinking in Business and Economic Education