Time for a rethink? Why economics education needs to change

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Time for a rethink? Why economics education needs to change

March 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

This event 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 will include:
Dr. Katherine Trebeck, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government (tbc)
Student Organisers from the Rethinking Economics Network

The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.

If you wish to attend, please sign up for this free event here:


March 26, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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