Homo Florens in Higher Economics Education

Who is the main character in your classes?
A humane and sustainable economy requires a contemporary view of man. In many economic curricula, however, man is still portrayed as a purely rational and individualistic being, primarily out to satisfy his own needs. This Homo Economicus copes well with competition and feels comfortable in free markets where he does not need to have a special relationship with anyone. An economy based on this view of man strives for permanent (material) growth, but also has negative consequences for social justice and the environment, among other things. The question is how students can be educated from a broader view of humanity in order to find answers to these social issues later - during their working lives.

The Homo Florens in educational practice
Colleagues from six colleges have been experimenting with interpreting education from a broader view of humanity, which researchers have dubbed Homo Florens.

At www.homo-florens.nl you will find various tools and teaching materials they have developed. You can also read more about the scientific basis of this view of man and share inspiration.

"Homo Florens man wants to be significant and comes to flourish and develop in relationship with others."
researchers Institute for Leadership and Social Ethics

Enthusiastic and inspired? Then join the learning community. Sign up can be done by emailing Peter Luijten: peter@lerenvoormorgen.org
This project is supported by the Goldschmeding Foundation.

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In economic thought, man used to be often conceptualized as a homo economicus. This term was introduced by John Stuart Mill, not so much to...

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