Innovation and Pluralism in Teaching Economics

About the Project

The teaching of innovative and heterodox approaches in economics has become increasingly important in higher education institutions as staff and students alike search for critical and sustainable approaches to economics that challenge the dominance of traditional economic theory. This re-thinking of economics finds itself at the forefront of local, national and global challenges regarding discussions of climate change, sustainable practices, and global inequalities. Importantly, the paradigm of pluralist economics does not seek to simply replace traditional economic theory but aims to embrace the creative opportunities offered through an engagement with a plurality of economic theory and practices.

 The project "Innovation and Pluralism in Teaching Economics" aims to increase the content knowledge and teaching skills of junior faculty in Egypt in relation to innovative, plural and heterodox approaches in economics. Through a series of four workshops introducing pluralist and heterodox economics, the participants will be supported in the design and realization of their own teaching material based on their specific contexts.

Why should you take part?

You will increase your technical competence and develop new teaching methods and content for your own lessons. Your competence and knowledge of plural and heterodox approaches and digital teaching material in economics will be enriched to stand complementary to your own contextual expertise. Additionally, you can expand and consolidate your local, national and international networks.

Workshop Schedule

 Junior Faculty Workshop Series

Workshop 1: Introduction to Pluralist Economics

The first workshop will be led and moderated by several lecturers and experts from different countries and teaching contexts. Accompanying this is the introduction of various teaching techniques which can be used and an introduction to the field of online-based learning and teaching resources.

Workshop 2: The development of teaching materials

This workshop will include both additional inputs from lecturers with teaching experience in heterodox economics and an interactive exchange on how to design digitally based teaching materials.

Workshop 3: Refining teaching materials

This workshop will focus on didactical and technical issues that are important when designing your own teaching material. Participants of the program will have the opportunity to present first results from drafting teaching material or implementing it to teaching, and receive feedback.

Workshop 4: Self-designed teaching sessions

The workshop will again be accompanied by didactical and teaching experts who will give thorough feedback on the teaching materials developed in the course of the program.

 Senior Faculty Workshop

The growing role of heterodox economics: An introductory workshop about the rising paradigm of pluralist economics and the complementary role heterodox approaches can play as part of larger Bachelor and Master Economic programs. The workshop will aim both at a content-related exchange and organizational networking between different economics departments both inside and outside Egypt.

 How to apply

Do you want to participate? Are you a junior faculty member based in Egypt (PhD candidates, or those within eight years of completion)? Please send a short CV to Jessica Miebach:



Our Partners

The project is funded by the DAAD with funds from the Foreign Office.


This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.