Economics for a Higher Education
William Becker ()
International Review of Economic Education, 2004, vol. 3, issue 1, 52-62
The author addresses what is versus what should be taught in economics at the tertiary level and the way economics is taught versus how it should be taught. He argues that we need to assist students in recognizing the shortcomings of simplistic analyses of old before students rightly dismiss them as irrelevant and then wrongly dismiss all of economics as extraneous to modern day life. We need to bring the innovations in the science of economics into our teaching of economics. Similarly, we need to move beyond the outdated chalk and talk lecture methods to the active learning techniques made available by experimental economics, games and simulations, and the internet.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (20) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:che:ireepp:v:3:y:2004:i:1:p:52-62
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in International Review of Economic Education from Economics Network, University of Bristol University of Bristol, BS8 1HH, United Kingdom. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Martin Poulter ().