Quotation Fuhrmann, Bettina. 2022. An Integrative Holistic Model of Economic Education. EDULEARN 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma de Mallorca, Spanien, 04.07,-06.07.




Whenever people make decisions on how to use their scarce resources in order to meet a myriad of needs, they act as economic beings. If education is intended to – among other objectives – enable people to understand and reflect on their own and other people’s economic decisions and behaviour and the economic aspects of the world around them, economic education becomes an essential component of general education. In this context, the question arises how economic education can be defined and characterized in more detail. This paper aims at providing an unambiguous definition of economic education and shining a light on some of its various concepts. Based on this, the different concepts are integrated into a holistic model of economic education that can serve as a foundation for the development of curricula and competence models. It can also be used as a reference framework to categorize different economy-related issues and questions and as a basis for diagnostic and evaluative purposes.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title An Integrative Holistic Model of Economic Education
Event EDULEARN 14th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Year 2022
Date 04.07,-06.07
Country Spain
Location Palma de Mallorca


Fuhrmann, Bettina (Details)
Institute for Business Education IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5348 Business education (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5807 Didactics (Details)
5816 Education science (Details)
5963 Evaluation research (Details)
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