Wendy Carlin (University College London)
Abstract. Carlin directs the CORE project, a global collaboration of economists, educators, designers and others that has produced an introduction to economcis -- one that is novel in both content and pedagogy. Even while still in its beta testing stage CORE has displaced the standard economic introduction at UCL, Sciences Po and a number of other universities. The course teaches a new conceptual paradigm by means of a sustained engagement with four major issues: wealth creation and inovation in the capitalist economy, environmental challenges, inequalty, and financial instability. The course is online and entirely free (register at www.core-econ.org). Using the interactive methods made possible by the digital nature of the information the course places the student as learner at the center of the process. CORE's new economics has a distinctly SFI accent, with contributions from Rajiv Sethi, Suresh Naidu, Alan Kirman, Simon De Deo. Sam Bowles, a founder of CORE, will comment on the relationship between CORE economics and a distinctly SFI approach to the economy. Juniper Lovato will comment on the common opportunities and challenges faced by CORE and SFI's digital education activities.