Words by Ross Cathcart, Head of Local Comms and Events, Rethinking Economics
In the last three months of 2018, Rethinking Economics Minerva Global Hub launched a hugely successful Fellowship programme, giving students the opportunity to participate in the Network for Pluralism’s latest project – Exploring Economics.
During the fellowship, which ran from late September and finished in December, Fellows contributed as editors to Exploring Economics, suggesting, assessing and creating new material for the e-learning platform.
Exploring Economics is an amazing new open-access e-learning platform intends to shift the teaching of economics away from its prevailing mono-disciplinary and one-sided state towards an open, interdisciplinary and pluralist approach. It has designed to respond to the international appeal of students and scholars for a fundamental change in economics that has been reinforced by the financial crisis and the discipline of economics’ difficulty in grappling with some of the key issues of our time like inequality climate change. By presenting and spreading alternative ideas about the economy, it seeks to change the economic thinking of today’s youth and eventually transform the economy of tomorrow into a more environmentally and socially sustainable system.
Mai Amit, the Fellowship Organizer, said:
“The Fellowship was an opportunity for passionate students to take control over their education and shape it with their own hands. The Fellows had complete freedom to choose their research topics, and it really shows that unrestricted learning really leads to incredible results – thoughtful, creative, interesting and well-researched pieces that will hopefully contribute to the learning of others. It’s amazing that Minerva recognized the value of this experience and rewarded it will academic credit.”
We thank the Economics department at Minerva for their support for this project and to everyone at Exploring Economics for all their help and guidance. We look forward to the Fellowship being bigger and better next year.
If you’d like to find out more how to set up a Pluralist Economics Fellowship you can get in touch with the Minerva Global Hub on email@example.com or email Mai Amit, the Fellowship organiser on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read the pieces published as part of the Fellowship here:
Author: Ximena Perez
Exploring Economics is an amazing new open-access e-learning platform intends to shift the teaching of economics away from its prevailing mono-disciplinary and one-sided state towards an open, interdisciplinary and pluralist approach. You can find all its resources and information on how to sign up as an Editor on their website: exploring-economics.org.