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oikos in Residence

  • oikos in Residence is a platform for accelerating the creation of materials that will help groups working toward curriculum change in economics and management.

    Over the years, we have learned that students are totally capable of creating many of the resources we need to successfully campaign for curriculum change. We’ve also learned that creating these resources can take a ton of time, especially when teams are working with students based in different places.

    The goal of oikos in Residence is to kickstart or accelerate these projects by providing a physical space for extended in-person work on international projects related to curriculum change.

    The student movement to reform economics and management education has already produced an exciting number of books, reports, articles, bookelts, and websites (read more about that here). The Residence program will continue this tradition by helping members develop, expand and advance their own projects.

    oikos in (Your) Residence 2020

    This summer the oikos in Residence will be taking place in YOUR residence, with a series of 5 events held online between July 9th and July 23rd. The sessions focus on topics like building arguments for curriculum change, working towards local curriculum change, doing curriculum reviews or student surveys, and designing options for alternative curricula. 

  • All sessions will be held online via Zoom and will be approximately two hours long.

    Session: Time and date: Speakers and Facilitators
    Why Curriculum Change? — Learn to effectively communicate the need for change 9 July 2020 4 PM CEST Speakers:
    Ali Norrish — Head of Research & Schools at Ecnmy
    Marc Beckmann — Economists for Future
    Making Curriculum Change Happen — Discuss stories of experiences from other universities 14 July 2020 4 PM CEST Chair: Jacco van Udden – Professor of Change Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Speakers:
    Helena Abrams - oikos Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School
    Monika Bucha - oikos Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    Celine Sauer - oikos Graz, University of Graz
    Review your Curriculum — Get the skills to analyze teaching at your university 16 July 2020 4 PM CEST Facilitators:
    Karen Lin – oikos Lille
    Valerian Stalder – WWF Switzerland
    Michela Ciccotosto – Rethinking Economics Torino
    John Watt – Positive Impact Rating (PIR) Outreach and Marketing Manager
    Autumn Irving Carr – PIR Student Engagement Coordinator
    J.Christopher Proctor – oikos International, Curriculum Research Manager
    Curriculum of the Future — Dream about what your education could look like 19 July 2020 4 PM CEST Facilitators:
    Helena Fierz – oikos St.Gallen and oikos Berlin
    Marcello Veloso – Leadership and Sustainability fellow
    Designing Your Own Course — Work with “Building Blocks” to create classes for your future curriculum 23 July 2020 2PM CEST (Held jointly with the Rethinking Economics International Gathering) Facilitators:
    Sam de Muijnck – Rethinking Economics NL & co-author of "Economy Studies"
    Joris Tieleman – Rethinking Economics NL & co-author of "Economy Studies"
    J.Christopher Proctor – oikos International, Curriculum Research Manager

  • Oikos Ali Norrish

    Ali Norrish

    Head of Research & Schools at ECNMY

    Oikos Marc Beckmann

    Marc Beckmann

    Economists for Future

    Oikos Helena Abrams

    Helena Abrams

    oikos Copenhagen

    Oikos Monika Bucha

    Monika Bucha

    oikos Vienna

    Oikos Celine Sauer

    Celine Sauer

    oikos Graz

    Oikos Jacco van Uden

    Jacco van Uden

    Professorat The Hague University of Applied Science

    Oikos Karen Lin

    Karen Lin

    oikos Lille

    Oikos Autumn Irving Carr

    Autumn Irving Carr

    oikos International/PIR

    Oikos John Watt

    John Watt

    oikos International/PIR

    Watch for more bios coming soon!

  • Oikos J.Christopher Proctor

    J.Christopher Proctor

    oikos International

    Oikos Helena Fierz

    Helena Fierz

    oikos St.Gallen

    Oikos Jakob Eberhagen

    Jakob Eberhagen

    oikos Bayreuth

    Oikos Ikshek Misri

    Ikshek Misri

    oikos Bangalore

    Oikos Stefan Krasić

    Stefan Krasić

    oikos International

  • 1st oikos in Residence

    13–16 February 2020: Basel, Switzerland

    The first oikos in Residence gathed members of oikos International, oikos chapters, and Rethinking Economics to create and discuss materials that could be useful for oikos groups that are focused on curriculum change. This workshop built off of the work done by Sam de Muijnck and Joris Tieleman’s forthcoming book, Economy Studies, which creates a framework for students and faculty to think critically about the components required to train a modern-day economist. 

    The workshop focused on adapting the elements outlined in Economy Studies to be relevant for business education, with a special foucs on the “building blocks” which set out the crucial toolkit of materials, topics, and skills that should all be present throughout the degree program.

    The goal is to now create a more formalized “design your own curriculum” document that can aid students who are interested in working to change their business education. As business schools are becoming increasingly reflective over the importance of environmental conditions and sustainability efforts, as well as the effects these will have on graduates and the world they enter into when starting their careers, there is building momentum for creating a new form of business education. This framework will serve as a guide to how these major changes can be instituted at every level.

    Read more about the first Residence event here.