Posts Tagged economic literacy

Op-Ed Writing Assignment in a Literacy-Targeted Economics Course

I use Op-Ed Writing Assignments in all of my literacy-targeted courses.  Every student must choose an article, editorial or opinion piece in a recent online publication that addresses an economic issue that interests them. The economic issue can be Canadian or international. In response, the student writes a […]

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The Five Minute University

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As economists and teachers, what do we want our lasting “economic footprint” to be? There is a wonderful old Saturday Night Live skit by Father Guido Sarducci called “The Five Minute University.” His premise is to teach in five minutes what an average college or university graduate remembers five years after […]

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