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Title: History of Thought and Methodology in Pluralist Economics Education
Authors: Dow, Sheila
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Keywords: pluralism
history of economic thought
economic methodology
econmics teaching
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Economics Network, University of Bristol
Citation: Dow S (2009) History of Thought and Methodology in Pluralist Economics Education, International Review of Economics Education, 8 (2), pp. 41-57.
Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to develop the argument that history of thought and methodology should form part of the content of pluralist teaching in economics, where the aim of this teaching is taken to equip students to exercise their own judgement as economists. Discussion of the nature and scope of economics, with examples from history, helps students understand what is involved in considering a range of approaches and methods (rather than uncritically accepting one general approach, but without resorting to ‘anything goes’). A way of teaching about the current crisis is used as an exemp
Type: Journal Article
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article, Sheila C. Dow, History of Thought and Methodology in Pluralist Economics Education, International Review of Economics Education (IREE), Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 41 - 57, was first published in International Review of Economics Education (IREE) by Economics Network, University of Bristol.
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