Time for a rethink? Why economics education needs to change

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Edinburgh Centre for Carbon & Innovation

Edinburgh

EH8 9XP

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For decades, students have raised concerns that the economic education they receive in the classroom bears little relation to the world around them. Financial crashes, global warming, rising inequality - the problems that lead students to study economics - currently have little place in Economics curricula.

How can we hope to build a build an economy that serves our people and our planet without giving our future economists a diversity of views and the skills to critique the current economic model?

Rethinking Economics and the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland are delighted to invite you to Time for a rethink? Why economics education needs to change. During this seminar we will discuss the need for economic education reform to achieve the systemic change required to re-orientate our economy, and the opportunities in Scotland to bring about that change.

We will bring together students, academics and members of civil society and business to:

- Discuss the need for economics education reform

- Identify the barriers to change

- Ask how we can work together to promote economic education reform in Scotland

Speakers include:

- Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government

- Lovisa Reiche, Rethinking Economics and APEG Member; Economics Student at University of Aberdeen

- Professor Robert McMaster, Professor of Political Economy, University of Glasgow

- Dr. Katherine Trebeck, Research Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance


The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.

If you are a Rethinking Economics member or Economics/Joint Schools and Economics student that is prevented from attending due to financial reasons, please apply for our travel fund where you can claim up to £30 towards your travel.

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/timeforarethinktravelfund/

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