Individual Paper: Degrowth education in a business school
Degrowth education in a business school is a beautiful challenge. The author of this paper is confronted with the difficult task of introducing the change paradigm and utopias inside the business education. Through an optional course, business students involve in critical debates about alternatives to the growth-based and all-for-profit current economic system.
The paper has two main contributions:
- a case study on the "Sustainable degrowth" class in a business school;
- a critical pedagogy approach (Paulo Freire) combined with Serge Latouche's "decolonizing the growth imaginary" perspective of Degrowth.
Educational practice is seen by Freire as "liberatory and participatory". Students are involved in the creation of their own knowledge and become actors of social change. Critical pedagogy calls for utopias and aims to achieve a new vision for future transformation.
The author's practice is at the junction of Degrowth and "critical pedagogy".
Start time: 11:15
Room: ABF (206)
Track: Degrowth: Culture, Power and Change