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The development of the Certificate programme in Brazil - Patricia Shaw interviews Juliana Schneider

Patricia Shaw, visiting teacher and fellow at Schumacher College has been involved with the setting up of Schumacher-like activities in Brazil. In this interview, she asks Juliana Schneider, Msc in Holistic science and co-founder of Escola Schumacher Brasil, about the Certificate in Holistic Science and Economics for Transition, a year-long-programme being offered now for the third time in Brazil and with two places remaining.

Measuring What Matters

There is a growing body of research and practice that challenges the core fundaments of conventional educational philosophy and practice. This affirms that education is a community-based rather than individual pursuit, that knowledge is emergent rather than fixed, and that students have multiple learning faculties other than the intellect.

Happiness is more important than GDP

The idea of putting happiness at the heart of our economy is not new, but is not the focus of mainstream policy or culture in Western economies.

Henry V, the 15th-century CEO

Today’s economic leaders can find plenty to learn from the heroic king in Shakespeare’s history plays

Changing Stories: Using Narrative To Shift Societal Values

Economics For Transition Lecturer, Jonathan Dawson tells us how stories that persist beyond their sell-by date can keep us locked into societal patterns that no longer serve,and how they can provide a powerful tool for transition

Beyond Development: Escaping the Linguistic Prison

Jonathan Dawson, Senior Lecturer of Economics For Transition, illustrates his reference to "development" and it's shambolically inaccurate concepts.

The New Economy In Practice 2: “Savings Not Suitcases”

In this second of a series of blogs exploring key themes in the New Economy in Practice module of the MA in Economics for Transition, Senior Lecturer Tim Crabtree explains his work in creating new financial mechanisms to support the development of ethical enterprises.

What is Economics? - A poem

Read this poem by former student, Della Duncan
Jonathan Dawson, Senior Lecturer Schumacher College

Teaching economics for the 21st century

The revolution demanded by economics students around the world has focused almost exclusively on the curriculum, specifically on the need to draw on a much wider range of traditions and schools of economic thought.

Business for Good - What is the edge now?

Is progress possible? Great provocations and excellent practice