Week of Economics Education

November 14-18, 2022

It is important that economics education in secondary schools, mbo's, colleges and universities innovates to stay connected to society and the field in which inclusion and sustainability are increasingly important. To support and accelerate this renewal, we are organizing Leren voor Morgen, The Green Brain and Our New Economy, with support from the Goldschmeding Foundation, from November 14 to 18, 2022, the first national Week of Economics Education. During this week, education professionals will find inspiration and tools in future-proofing their economics education.

Future-proof economy education

Economic thinking in society and the workplace is shifting. Yet leaders and workers of the future are taught primarily classical theories in school and college. The mainstream economic theories taught in many educational institutions do not align with change toward a more inclusive and sustainable economy seen in the workplace. Students are mostly educated in the dominant neoclassical thinking and doing, while tomorrow's world demands different solutions. At the same time, we see that adapting economics education offerings is quite complicated for individual education professionals.

Week of economics education

Much is already happening in various educational institutions to make the economics education curriculum - within national frameworks - more inclusive, sustainable and future-proof. During Week of Economics Education from Nov. 14 to 18, 2022, these initiatives will be given a stage. The week kicks off with a launch event at Pakhuis de Zwijger. After that, the whole 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 in Circl, Amsterdam.

About the organization

Economics Education Week is organized by Leren voor Morgen, The Green Brain and Our New Economy, and made possible in part by the Goldschmeding Foundation.

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