New project of the Foundation of the German economy and the Commerzbank Foundation promotes the economic future Berlin teachers at a ceremony opening the Foundation of German business (sdw) and the Commerzbank Foundation have launched the project “universe economy.” Given impetus for teachers of tomorrow”. This new educational offering is aimed at Berlin teacher training students and young teachers of all disciplines and types of schools. The first 20 participants now start in the project that puts economic relationships more in focus in the school and helps teachers to explore this topic. Current figures: only half of the young people in Germany know what “Inflation”. Six out of ten do not know is what is the idea behind the “social market economy”. The curiosity of students for the world of business to wake up and to give them basic economic knowledge – practical and varied close is required for future teachers this ability. In the project “universe economy” Participants in addition to economic basics received numerous impulses for the lessons: develop the project period of one and a half years ideas, at which points offer own subjects of points on the subject of economic.
In addition, they learn about successful collaborative projects between schools and companies. The initiative partners of the project understand the economic education as an important part of education. Dagmar Ritter, Executive Director of the Commerzbank Foundation, stressed: “education is an important focus at the Commerzbank Foundation. “With ‘ universe economy we can enrich our funding in this area to a facet: with the”teachers of tomorrow’ we reach a new audience of students and contribute to a better understanding of economic contexts in schools and society. ” The Foundation of the German economy can rely on a wide experience in the project: “we have numerous learning opportunities as a Foundation at the interface of” School and industry established”Dr. Arndt Schnoring, Secretary-General of the sdw, pointed out. “The participants of the project ‘ universe economy will immediately benefit from our extensive network of schools, teachers and business leaders.” Together with the Commerzbank Foundation, we can help to give young people a differentiated picture of the economy and to sharpen their views for the relationship between ethics and economics. “Because: the students of today are the consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.” The patron of the project “universe economy” Sandra Scheeres, took over Senator for education, youth and science of the State of Berlin.