CIA4U Analyzing Current Issues in Economics
Tools for Critical Thinking in Economics
Everything in this course is investigated through the use of 6 tools for critical thinking adapted from The Critical Thinking Consortium. As a student of economics it is critical that you keep these tools at the forefront of your mind while in class and in crafting the work produced for this course. A clear ability in using these tools in thinking, discussing and producing work for this course is central to your course evaluation. Etch these 6 tools into your consciousness so they become habits of mind.
1. Economic Significance
2. Evidence (data, models, indicators, research, policy, outcomes)
3. Continuity and Change (ideologies, patterns, cycles, trends and models)
4. Cause and Consequence (analytical economics, measures, models, policy, outcomes)
5. Stakeholder(s) Perspective