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Pluralism and Economic Education: a Learning Theory Approach

  • Janice Peterson


    (California State University, Fresno)

  • KimMarie McGoldrick


    (University of Richmond)

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    Preparing students to participate in social and economic life after graduation is a widely held goal of economics instructors. How that goal is achieved and interpretations of what is a relevant skill, however, are a source of debate, covering both content coverage and pedagogical practices. This paper argues that a more pluralistic approach to both course content and pedagogy is fundamental for better preparing economics students for the world, and that learning theory is an integral component of understanding how to design practices to achieve desired outcomes.

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    Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 72-90

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