Developing Skills in Years 11 and 12 Secondary School Economics

Anthony R Stokes, Sarah Wright


This paper explores different approaches for developing skills in economics in schools. It considers the differentpreferred learning styles of students through the VARK method and applies a contextual learning approach to engagestudents and develop skills. The key skills that are considered are literacy, numeracy, information andcommunication technology, and critical and creative thinking. Graduate surveys and undergraduate student feedbackare used to demonstrate the success of this approach, as it was applied at a university in Sydney, Australia.

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