Center for Economic Education at the University of Siegen (ZöBiS)

The Center for Economic Education at the University of Siegen (ZöBiS) has been a partner of the YES! – Young Economic Summit since 2020/2021.

Nils Goldschmidt

Nils Goldschmidt

Economic education is a researching and teaching discipline: How can economic competencies be developed, improved, taught, learned and evaluated today? Finding answers to these questions is the main concern of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Siegen (Zentrum für ökonomische Bildung in Siegen – ZöBiS). ZöBiS sees itself as a competence centre with regards to researching different dimensions of economic education. It is about developing and improving the teachability and learnability of profound economic knowledge at school, in universities and on the job. The centre can only fulfil these demands because it is considering itself an explicit research institution of the university. Research about teaching methodologies of individual subjects as well as subject-specific research focusing on the educational theoretic perspective are part of the genuine self-conception of ZöBiS. In this sense, the centre is an internationally oriented research institute.
Central to teaching at ZöBiS is the transfer and conceptual reflection of economic knowledge to students who are aiming to become a teacher at either general schools or vocational training colleges. At the same time, ZöBiS is committed to providing further education for teachers as well as to establishing basic economic education in the public.

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Topic 2021

Description in German only

Undeclared work in private households: How can employees and employers be made more honest?
by Ekkehard Köhler und Sarah Necker (in cooperation with Walter Eucken Institute)

Participating Researchers of ZÖBIS

Ekkehard Köhler