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Workshop on ‘CORE: The Economy’: 31 Oct. 2019

A workshop was organised by The Azim Premji University, in collaboration with CDS, for economics faculty of the affiliated colleges of the University of Kerala on 31 October, 2019. The objective of the workshop was to introduce the participants to the textbook  ‘CORE:The Economy,’  and involve them in the global community of teachers and researchers of CORE .

The participants numbering 22, consisted of teachers of Economics at colleges affiliated to the University of Kerala. The workshop commenced with Prof Sunil Mani, Director, CDS  welcoming the participants to the programme. Professor Arun Jayadev and Rahul De from The Azim Premji University spoke on the ‘Introduction to CORE in India’ and ‘Teaching CORE Units 4 and 5.’

This was followed by sessions on ‘Core and its teaching materials,’ which was delivered by Prof  Wendy Carlin (University College, London),  and Prof Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico). Ms Gopika GG, Assistant Professor at the Govt College, Nedumangad shared her experience of teaching CORE in the University of Kerala.

At the close of the workshop, a discussion on planned uptake on CORE and further plans was also discussed.