Economic thinking in society and in the workplace is shifting. Yet leaders and workers of the future are primarily taught classical economic theories at school and in their studies. Students are mostly educated with a one-sided economic thinking framework, while the world of tomorrow requires people who can see from different perspectives. Fortunately, there is increasing attention to supplementing the curriculum with theories that focus on human welfare and the health of our planet. At the same time, we see that adapting economics education offerings for individual education professionals is quite complicated.
Much is already happening in various educational institutions to pay attention to new economic theories in the economics education curriculum - within the national frameworks - and thereby make education more future-proof. During Week of Economics Education from November 20 to 24, 2023, these initiatives will be given a stage. Throughout the week, activities will take place in which good examples will be shown, new economic principles will be discussed and education professionals can meet each other. Education professionals and institutions that have taken steps in future-proofing their economics education will have their say. Their stories offer inspiration and tools for others to apply in their own practice. The week concludes with a festive closing event.