ERIC Number: EJ1123501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Cultivating the Liberally Educated Mind through a Signature Program
Chamlee-Wright, Emily; Hall, Joshua C.; Grube, Laura E.
Journal of Economic Education, v48 n1 p34-44 2017
In this article, the authors describe the Miller Upton Programs launched by the Beloit College Department of Economics in 2008. The programs aim to advance student understanding of the nature and causes of wealth and well-being. After describing the programs' core elements, the authors discuss ways in which they leverage economic discourse as a means to advance liberal learning. They argue that programs of this kind advance liberal learning by cultivating skills required to engage the great questions of human flourishing, by fostering development of students' economic imagination and by enhancing students' ability to engage in genuine intellectual discovery. Details on the history and resource commitments for various program aspects are provided, allowing readers to identify program elements appropriate for replication at their home institutions.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Economics Education, Program Descriptions, Liberal Arts, Well Being, Skill Development, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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