ERIC Number: ED132078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Goals and Objectives of the Introductory College-level Course in Economics. Ninth District Economic Information Series.
Larsen, Allen F., Ed.; Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.
This publication is a collection of six essays on the goals and objectives of the introductory college-level economics course written by economic professors from all parts of the country. The purpose is to examine the introductory course in light of the need for clearly defined educational goals which will provide systematic guidelines for the selection of appropriate content, methods, and resource aids for teaching. The first paper comments on reasons for the growing dissatisfaction with the introductory course and discusses ways in which the "eclectic" approach to teaching may improve economics teaching. In the second paper, six different philosophies of economic education are described. The third paper describes the objectives and goals of a course which has as its primary goal the development of students' abilities to think critically about economic objectives. A student-centered, real problem-solving approach in economics teaching is presented in the fourth paper. The fifth essay reinforces the importance of having a philosophy and a set of goals for teaching economics. In the last essay, the authors identify the basic core of concepts and relationships that form the structure of economics. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Critical Thinking, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Essays, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Manpower Research, Berkeley, CA.