This paper contributes to the debate on pluralism in the economics curriculum discussing what the purpose of education generally and how a pluralist approach to economics impacts student’s learning.

Curriculum reform in UK economics: a critique

Andrew Mearman, Sebastian Berger and Danielle Guizzo

As the title suggests, this paper focuses on issues within the UK economics curricula but raises very important questions about how our goals can best be reached by introducing some interesting global comparisons. Does this paper raise any questions about the state of affairs in the country in which you organise?

Decolonising the University

Edited by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, Kerem Nişancıoğlu

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international movement calling for the decolonisation of the world's universities.

 

Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education.

Essential guide on how we can support lecturers and academic staff to improve and diversify their teaching. Of particular interest are the sections on Teaching Heterodox Economics and Pluralism and Module Design and Curriculum.