Who owns the education about economy? i.c.w. Avans & Our New Economy

On Thursday, Oct. 12, Future of Work, together with AVANS and Our New Economy, is organizing the free symposium 'Who owns the education about economy?'

Organised by AVANS, Our New Economy and Future of Work

In 1966 in Cape Town, Robert F. Kennedy spoke the famous words, "Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

Education is the cradle of the renewed impulse to society. Therefore, education is an important starting point for the economic transition. The question is what do you, as a teacher and student, need to take different perspectives and make innovative voices heard so that that impulse can be addressed? And then are you an activist, a realist, or both? Because, whose economy education really belongs to?

To explore these issues, Our New Economy, Avans and Future of Work are organizing, especially for teachers and students of economics (HBO and WO), the one-day symposium 'Whose Economics Education?' on October 12, 2023. This as part of the festival "Whose is the economy?", which will take place from October 5 to 22 in Den Bosch on the Tramkade. It is also a preliminary program leading up to the Week of Economics Education (November 20-24).


Speakers on this day include:

*Maurits in 't Veld | History teacher and philosopher. He published 'Idealism has the future' in 2022.

*Joris Tieleman | Economist and co-founder of Rethinking Economics

In addition to the lectures, there will of course be room for dialogue, and Louise Boelens will facilitate a dialogue inspired by citizen deliberation in the afternoon.

Godelieve Spaas will close the day.

Sign up

Do you, as a teacher or student, want to give economics education more direction, and are you looking for the role of (your) idealism in this at the intersection of philosophy, art and science to get perspectives, dialogue and build your network with like minded, register now via THIS LINK. There is room for up to 70 participants, so if you want to be there, sign up right away!