From Challenging the Text to Constructing it in a Large Economics Classroom: Revealing the Not-so-Common Sense of the Capitalist Mode of Production
9 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2016
Date Written: January 23, 2016
Multiple challenges confront the instructor seeking to introduce pluralist content and more engaged modes of delivery in today’s large economics classroom. This paper recounts one in-class, small group exercise of negotiating ownership claims on a capital good and its output. The communal outcomes students negotiate contradict their prior taken-for-granted belief in the “rightness” of the capitalist mode of production and offers the instructor an ideal teaching moment to examine fairness in resource distribution.
Keywords: Economics education, critical pedagogy, heterodox economics, capitalist mode of production
JEL Classification: A13, A22, B51
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