ERIC Number: ED067350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Student Applications in a Principles Course of Economic Analysis to Self Discovered Items.
Horton, Robert V.
Students in Economics 519 at Purdue University have been guided to seeing economics in things--in their experiences, in their readings, and in their conversations--and to apply economic analysis appropriately in considering them. This course outline illustrates one technique employed which reaches the objectives of effective economics education, assisting the student to participate in his world and, as a teacher, to assist others in turn. Students were assigned to search for one item in their reading susceptible to simple economic analysis. The memorandum to students as to the requirement; the sample item, beginning analysis, and structural suggestions for its completion; and the paper as completed by the instructor are attached as Annexes A, B, and C. Grading of papers, conferences, class time, and resources used are discussed and the instructor's evaluation procedure is given. A student survey showed very favorable response as well as suggestions indicating further ideas which students felt could be included. Two student papers are appended, with instructor's comments. A bibliography of Institute Papers available from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration is included. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Herman C. Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration.