EDUCATION

Most of our worldviews are created and shaped during our formative years of childhood and adolescence - the majority of which is spent in school. Transforming national educational systems is a key platform for systemic change. Below are some resources created by people doing just that.

 

Games, Activities

Endlich Wachstum have created an impressive amount of educational resources looking at economic growth, what it is, how it affects us, how it affects the environment, and what alternatives exist beyond growth. They have developed interactive games designed for small to medium groups with one or two facilitators. All materials are provided.

Teacher Training

The Kreisau-Initiative brings a host of trainings for teachers and non-formal multipliers aimed at promoting the concept of “transformative education”. "By introducing a critical-emancipatory perspective, we wish to multiply methods that allow for a deconstruction of “mental infrastructures” such as the growth paradigm." Based in Germany-Poland, trainings run in Polish, German and English.

Research by Silja Graupe

Modern textbook economics has created a true monoculture of thought. Worldwide, it alone introduces the neoclassicism without even mentioning possible alternatives. At the same time, it consistently refrains from teaching economic thinking itself: no history of theory, hardly any methodology, no introduction to alternative perspectives. I consider this kind of economic education to be short-sighted and irresponsible. Consequently, I have criticized it in many ways in my publications as well as in my lectures, and I point out alternatives.

Readings available in english:
"The Power of Ideas. The Teaching of Economics and its Image of Man" (2012)
"“The market deals out profits and losses” – How Standard Economic Textbooks Promote Uncritical Thinking in Metaphors" (2019)

Article by Susie Steed, 2020

A brilliant questioning of current mainstream economics curricula, repleat with recources for incorporating other  perspectives in order to shape a new curricula that reframes the history of modern capitalism.

 

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