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Case Method and Pluralist Economics, Philosophy, Methodology and Practice, by Kavous Ardalan

This book discusses the relationship between pluralist economics and the case study method of teaching, advocating the complimentary use of both to advance economics education. Using a multi-paradigmatic philosophical frame of analysis, the book discusses the philosophical, methodological, and practical aspects of the case study method while drawing comparisons with those of the more commonly used lecture method. The book also discusses pluralist economics through the exposition of the philosophical foundations of the extant economics schools of thought, which is the focal point of the attention and admiration of pluralist economics. More specifically, the book discusses the major extant schools of thought in economics – Neo-Classical Economics, New Institutional Economics, Behavioral Economics, Austrian Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics, Institutional Economics, Radical Economics, and Marxist Economics—and emphasizes that these schools of thought in economics are equally scientific and informative, that they look at economic phenomena from their certain paradigmatic viewpoint, and that, together, they provide a more balanced understanding of the economic phenomenon under consideration. Emphasizing paradigmatic diversity as the cornerstone of both the case method and pluralist economics, the book draws the two together and makes an effective case for their combined use.  A rigorous, multi-faceted analysis of the philosophy, methodology, and practice of economics education, this book is important for academicians and students interested in heterodox economics, philosophy, and education.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Paradigms and Foundational Philosophies --  Chapter 2: Educational Philosophies --  Chapter 3: Educational Methodologies --  Chapter 4: Educational Methodologies: Implications for Course Goals, Objectives and Contents --  Chapter 5: Educational Methodologies: Implications for the Role of Teachers and Students --  Chapter 6: Educational Methodologies: Implications for Examinations --  Chapter 7: Educational Methodologies: Implications for Student-Teacher Relations --  Chapter 8: Educational Methodologies: Implications for Faculty Teaching, Research and Service --  Chapter 9: Educational Methodologies: Implications for Institutional Mission and Administration --  Chapter 10:  Educational Methods --  Chapter 11: In-Class Introduction of the Case Methodology in Comparison with the Lecture Methodology --  Chapter 12: Pluralist Economics: A Multi-Paradigm Look --  Chapter 13: Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XV, 232 p. 27 illus.)
Specific Material Designation
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