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== Additional suggestions for course content ==
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*[[Courses on Poverty and Inequality]]
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*[[Heterodox theories of economics]]
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*A classic article with some good suggestions [http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/jep.10.2.141]
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*[http://www.feministeconomics.org/fern/ Feminist Economics Research Notes]
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*Teaching with [[nuance]]

Revision as of 03:23, 5 February 2016

Offer meaningful content in all courses.

Provide opportunities for students to use economics to examine issues important to them. e.g.,

  • The intro course, especially, should link to students’ existing knowledge and experiences.
  • Regularly connect intermediate theory course material to real problems.
  • Ask students to connect a new concept, such as opportunity cost or marginal benefit, to a setting meaningful to them.
  • Use some class time to present brief summaries of a wide range of empirical studies in economics.

Implement carefully.

  • Create space, but don’t assume certain topics are women’s issues.


Additional suggestions for course content