Conference "Teaching Economics in the 21st Century: The State of Research and Teaching and the Way Forward"
Critics contend that economic research and teaching and economic policy advice continue to follow a neoclassical paradigm to the exclusion of competing approaches, despite the sobering experience of the financial crisis. Those who defend the neoclassical mainstream tend to point to cite more complex and advanced models in order to proof that the mainstream-models are not as biased and unrealistic as critics contend. However, the relevance of models is questionable, as long as they do not find their way into undergraduate textbooks and curricula for students of economics. After all, most students who are exposed to economics teaching leave university with undergraduate textbook knowledge and the restricted toolbox and hidden ideological bias contained in these textbooks. Where economics is taught at high school level, it is often a similarly biased and restricted body of knowledge, which is presented as “economics”. Therefore, the abovementioned associations are organizing a joint conference to analyse and to help modernize the prevailing textbook content. We want to start a fruitful dialog between authors and publishers of textbooks and teaching materials, researchers, teachers and students.
|Event dates:||2015-11-26 – 2015-11-29|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2015-10-12|
|Organizers:||Arbeitskreis Politische Ökonomie (AK PolÖk) World Economics Association (WEA) Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik (Network Pluralist Economics) European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) Forschungsstelle für wissenschaftsbasierte gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung (FWGW) Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy (FMM)|
|Conference venue:||Berlin, Berlin School of Economics and Law|
Paper submission: akpolök@uni-flensburg.de
|Classification:||A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|