Storytelling and Thought Experiments

A Socratic Approach to Economics

There is one more reason to attend the workshop - a free copy of Alan Blinder's book on the financial crisis titled "After the Music Stopped" awarded to the lucky person picked in the raffle at the conclusion of the session. So far we have 22 people registered for the workshop including professors from Lone Star College, Wharton County College, San Jacinto College, Blinn College, Houston Community College and graduate students from the University of Houston and Rice University. If you have already registered we thank you for doing so. Expect an email from us next week requesting your boxed lunch preference. If you haven't registered yet it is not too late.

Economics Workshop

Storytelling is an important tool in teaching, learning and discovering. Unfortunately its importance in teaching economics has been sorely underestimated and therefore underutilized. In this workshop we will discover the power of thought experiments, storytelling and the development of sound economic arguments using Aristotelian logic and Socratic questioning. The session will not only cover how and why these tools are used but also will come complete with lively examples that can be deployed in the classroom almost immediately. Please consider joining us for what promises to be a refreshing approach to the teaching of economics. The first twenty attendees will be provided with a free copy of Michael Salemi's "Discussing Economics" published by Edgar Elgar. Boxed lunch and beverage will be served. This workshop is made possible in part by a STEM mini grant from the National Science Foundation. You may confirm your attendance by providing your name and email address and clicking the green RSVP button below. If the field is locked while in your inbox consider viewing the email in your browser instead. Alternatively you can register using the Survey Monkey link below.

Best Regards,

Richard Gosselin

Economics Program Chair

Houston Community College

713-718-7638 (Office)

832-257-2592 (Cell)

Central College - HCC

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 6-8pm

3214 Austin St

Houston, TX

EDC Building - Room (TBA)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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