Transformative economics education : using proverbs from around the world in the classroom

Girardi, Gherardo (2010) Transformative economics education : using proverbs from around the world in the classroom. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 6 (2). pp. 119-124. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This paper discusses an approach to economics education based on transformative learning theory and Roger’s humanistic approach. The aim is to make the study of Economics more related to the students’ lives, enhancing their motivation to engage with Economics material. The author proposes the use of proverbs from around the world as a way of challenging students' meaning perspectives, and describe my experience of using this approach in the classroom.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; transformative learning; humanistic theory; role of higher education; economics; proverbs
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 15:19
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 11:44
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/290

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