Storytelling and Thought Experiments
A Socratic Approach to Economics
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.
Economics Program Chair
Houston Community College
Central College - HCC
Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 6-8pm
3214 Austin St
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