Help Deliver Workshops In Schools

Through our schools outreach project, members of the RE network visit high schools in their region, delivering sessions to introduce and engage students with economics.

Students are encouraged to consider ‘What is economics?’ – what is its purpose, what has it achieved, who is an economist? They are then introduced to a topic not previously touched upon in their studies; popular workshops include Economics and Gender, Economics and the Environment, and an introduction to Inequality. We finish by giving students an opportunity to ask questions about economics at university and the workplace, to encourage young people to pursue economics.

Aims

• Broaden students’ perspectives on the meaning of the term economics.
• Ignite an interest for economics in students who previously only associated the term
with banking and finance.
• Foster critical thinking about the discipline of economics.

What schools have said

The workshop was great at getting students interested in what economics can really be about.”
– Maya Hill-Newell, Economics Student.

“Very positive:  the right amount of engagement, well organised and thoughtfully planned.”
– Chris Morgan, Teacher

Get Involved

If you’re interested in helping deliver a workshop in your area, contact us for resources, training and like-minded individuals.

If you’re at a local member group, contact us about how to run a series of workshops.

If you’re a schoolteacher and you’re interested in a visit from Rethinking Economics, contact us about arranging a date!

schools-outreach@rethinkeconomics.org