|Alan Blinder at a past Cengage Teaching Event|
While economists agree on most of the main principles, there is always differences in what to emphasize, the depth of coverage, what to leave out--what to include etc. Add the current economic situation, and the decisions become even more numerous and important.
I am sure that you face many of these issues in your own classrooms
Alan Blinder has been doing a lot of thinking about the evolving principles course. He continues to teach the Macro Principles class at Princeton as he has done for many years. His recent edition of Economics:Principles and Policy with Will Baumol contains much of what he has been speaking and writing about recently pertaining to teaching principles in the current environment.
Recently, we asked Alan to sit down and talk about his thoughts on the evolving principles course. We thought you might enjoy it.
Alan Blinder on Principles
- From a content perspective, has your principles course changed substantially from the way you were teaching it, say, 5 years ago?