Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education
Jun 13, 2023
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 1
Stephen presented this session at the Virtual REAL conference organized by Economics Arkansas.
Students are interested in justice and equitable treatment. But what does that mean and how can we talk about it in the classroom? Economists operate within an ethical framework when they evaluate outcomes, public issues, or make decisions. This session will demonstrate to all participants a selection of lessons from a new curriculum designed to help teachers address difficult topics at the intersection of ethics and economics. The curriculum contains 15 independent lessons at no cost and is available via the internet (links will be given to all participants). Each lesson is active, thought-provoking, and requires students to think about how ethics is a valuable and necessary tool to think like an economist. The lessons examine choices in current events, public policies, or other issues. Lesson titles include: “Is Efficiency Ethical?” “Should I Join the Sweatshop Boycott?” and “What Can we do About Pollution?” and “How Can I Apply Ethics and Economics to Any Issue?”
Fee: NO CHARGE
Instructor: Stephen Day
Center for Economic Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
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