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Teaching introductory economics: an interdisciplinary approach

Nabeel Iqbal

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Using three examples, this opinion piece argues that introductory economics can provide an effective context in which to introduce university students to interdisciplinary learning and thinking. The first example illustrates how input-process-output diagrams can be used to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking in classrooms when teaching the concept of production. The second and third examples illustrate how elasticity and the concept of circular economies, respectively, can be introduced using an interdisciplinary approach. These examples are suitable for introductory economics classrooms in which students gain a foundation of basic scientific and mathematical concepts.

Keywords: teaching economics; interdisciplinary approach; teaching elasticity; teaching production; teaching circular economies; teaching introductory economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A20 A21 A22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023-03-08
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Published in Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching 1.16(2023): pp. 11-19

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