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ERIC Number: EJ1418084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
EISSN: EISSN-2152-4068
What Do We Want Students to ("Know" and) Be Able "To Do": Learning Outcomes, Competencies, and Content in Literacy-Targeted Principles Courses
Avi J. Cohen
Journal of Economic Education, v55 n2 p128-145 2024
Using the backward design model, the author of this article surveys and connects the economic competencies literature evolving from Hansen with the literature on literacy-targeted principles courses. He makes the case why departments should offer LT principles courses--which focus on higher-level mastery of a shorter list of concepts that students can apply throughout their lives--explains what students should be able "to do" after taking LT courses, and differentiates LT principles from existing "intro for non-majors" or "survey" courses. The author intends the article as a starting point for anyone interested in exploring or assessing the LT approach and suggests options for departments thinking about integrating LT principles into their course offerings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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