Jürgen Seifried has been head of the Chair of Economic and Business Education – Vocational Teaching and Learning at the University of Mannheim since 2012. After studying Economic and Business Education at the University of Mannheim (degree as a commercial instructor), completing the teacher training for the teaching position at vocational schools and teaching at a commercial school in Baden-Württemberg for three years, he started his academic career in 1999 (doctorate in 2004, habilitation in 2008, both at the University of Bamberg). From 2008 to 2012, he held the Chair of Economic and Business Education II at the University of Constance. The main research areas of Juergen Seifried are subject didactic issues, research on skills development of teachers and trainers, learning at the workplace, the potential of learning from mistakes as well as methods of skills measurement in vocational education and training.
He is one of the editors of the Zeitschrift für Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik.