ERIC Number: ED241387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-8
Reference Count: 0
Implications of Learning Theory for Economic Education.
Martin, David Alan
The author states that learning theory is useful for economic educators because it enables them to develop instructional theory for economic education. The paper is arranged into five parts. Part 1 focuses on the historical learning theory perspective of economics education. Part 2 defines instructional theory, states its relationship to learning theory, and describes the attributes of good instructional theory. The third part reviews three learning theories--developmental, information processing, and operant conditioning--and their implications for economics education. Part 4 describes an instructional theory that incorporates these three learning theories and also possesses the desirable attributes of good instructional theory. The paper concludes with a discussion of the limitations of applying cognitive learning theories to economics education. The appendix contains specific instructional practice suggestions from developmental theory. (RM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Council on Economic Education Annual Meeting (Kansas City, MO, October 8, 1982).