Reading Guide

Part I: Foundations outlines the basic principles underpinning a good economics education, such as pluralism and a real-world focus, and provides didactic suggestions to put these into practice.

Part II: Building Blocks provides ten concrete yet flexible bundles of skills and knowledge, suggesting what to teach, how to teach it and what teaching materials to use.

Part III: Tools offers seven practical tools for curriculum design and renewal.

Part IV: Background Materials contains the necessary theoretical background as well as a more complete list of teaching materials.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Martin Wolf



Part I: Foundations

Introduction to the Foundations

Foundation 1: The Philosophy of Economy Studies

Foundation 3: Real-World

Foundation 4: Values

Foundation 5: Diversifying & Decolonising Economics

Foundation 6: The Didactics of Economics Education

Part II: Building Blocks

Introduction to the Building Blocks

Building Block 1: Introducing the Economy

Building Block 2: Know Your Own Economy

Building Block 3: Economic History

Building Block 4: History of Economic Thought & Methods

Building Block 5: Economic Organisations & Mechanisms

Building Block 6: Political-Economic Systems

Building Block 7: Research Methods & Philosophy of Science

Building Block 8: Economies Theories

Building Block 9: Problems & Proposals

Building Block 10: Economics for a Better World

Part III: Tools

Introduction to Tools

Tool 1: Pragmatic Pluralism

Tool 2: Adapting Existing Courses

Tool 3: Curriculum Review Tool

Tool 4: Example Courses

Tool 5: Example Curricula

Tool 6: Courses for Non-Economists

Tool 7: Learning Objectives

Part IV: Background Materials

Introduction to the Background Materials

Background Material 1: Economic Approaches

Background Material 2: Interdisciplinary Economics

Background Material 3: Rethinking the History of Economic Thought & Methods

Background Material 4: Coordination & Allocation Mechanisms

Background Material 5: Research Methods & Philosophy of Science

Background Material 6: Teaching Materials