Economic Education

Prof. Dr. Taiga Brahm

Short CV

After studying business education at the Universities of Mainz and Ghent/Belgium and working as a research assistant at the University of Kaiserslautern, Taiga Brahm complete her doctorate on the development of team competencies through computer-supported collaborative learning at the University of St. Gallen/Switzerland (2006-2010). At the same time, she worked as a scientific project manager at the "Swiss Centre for Innovations in Learning". Afterwards she was appointed to an assistant professor for higher education development by the University of St. Gallen, where she co-founded and led the Competence Center for Educational Development and Research in Higher Education (CEDAR). Since October 2016, Taiga Brahm holds the Chair for Economic Education at the University of Tuebingen.

Taiga Brahm’s research focuses the competency development of learners. For instance, she examines how students can cope with the transition from school to academic studies or vocational training. Furthermore, she investigates how (inter)disciplinary competencies can be promoted in economic learning environments and curricula.

selected publications

  • Brahm, T., Jenert, T., & Wagner, D. (2016). The crucial first year: a longitudinal study of students’ motivational development at a Swiss Business School. Higher Education, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s10734-016-0095-8
  • Coertjens, L., Brahm, T., Trautwein, C., & Lindblom-Ylänne, S. (2016). Students’ transition into higher education from an international perspective. Higher Education, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s10734-016-0092-y
  • Jenert, T., Brahm, T., Gommers, L., & Kühner, P. (in press) How do they find their place? A typology of students' enculturation during the first year at a business school. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. doi:10.1016/j.lcsi.2016.12.001
  • Brahm, T. & Jenert, T. (2015). On the assessment of attitudes towards studying – Development and validation of a questionnaire. Learning and Individual Differences, 43, 233-242. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2015.08.019
  • Mueller, S., Brahm, T., & Neck, H. (2015). Service Learning in Social Entrepreneurship Education: Why Students Want to Become Social Entrepreneurs and How to Address Their Motives. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 23(03), 357-380. doi:10.1142/S0218495815500120

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