ERIC Number: ED344816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Skills through Economic Education. Prospectus.
Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
Designed to improve the critical thinking and decision-making skills of 10-to 13-year old students through instruction in basic economic concepts, the Agency for International Technology (AIT), the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE), and the Joint Council on Economic Education (JCEE) are undertaking a project which will use eight 15-minute video programs suitable for broadcast. In each program, students observe youngsters their age in situations that illustrate critical thinking and decision-making strategies involving one or more economic concepts. Two double-sided videodisks present the same visual images as the video and also include enhancements that permit learners to interact with the material. The project also offers a comprehensive teacher training component, and a variety of print materials for teachers and trainers. The prospects outlines additional information about the project including: an overview, a rationale, a foundation of success, series goals, series content, project components, summative evaluation, operational aspects of the project, and 11 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Interactive Video, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Thinking Skills, Videodisks
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402-0120.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.