ERIC Number: ED229308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Developing Reasoning as the Fourth R.
Dawson, George G., Ed.
Five award-winning high school and college economics education projects of the Program for Innovative Teaching of Reasoning are summarized. Preceding the summaries, an essay by Marvin Bower of the Joint Council on Economic Education suggests that developing reasoning abilities creates a happier and more effective individual, a more effective voter, and a more effective and satisfied jobholder. The first project contains five lessons in economic reasoning for high school students. Students recognize choices, consider alternatives, develop criteria, apply knowledge, assess probable consequences, and take action based on cost-benefit analyses. The second project suggests experiential projects in population dynamics, agriculture, marketing, housing, and education for college economics students. The third project describes the Managing Independent Living Program for institutionalized adults in transition. The program teaches the process of reasoning to solve problems related to career and life planning, housing, and consumer needs. The fourth summary describes a comprehensive high school program which teaches the basic principles of economics, reinforces these principles with various activities, and requires students to apply economic logic to a variety of subjects and to hypothetical situations. The final summary proposes college economics course assignments, each based on an economic policy issue. (KC)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Economics Education, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Higher Education, Logical Thinking, Personal Autonomy, Problem Solving, Process Education, Program Descriptions, Student Projects
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: The Awards Program was created and funded by Marvin Bower.