Thursday, June 6, 2019

CORE and Periphery in the Reform of Econ 101 — Peter Dorman

Peter Dorman critiques the CORE revision of Econ 101 and finds that it relies too much on rote and not enough on active learning. Rote may be more suitable for those going on in the study of economics, but most students taking Econ 101 don't. The introductory course should be designed to serve the needs of the many rather than the few.

CORE and Periphery in the Reform of Econ 101
Peter Dorman | Professor of Political Economy, The Evergreen State College

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AXEC / E.K-H said...

Economics textbooks ― tombstones at the Flat-Earth-Cemetery
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