Há dias, talvez sexta-feira, via Twitter encontrei este texto, "What do economic scholars consider powerful economic knowledge of importance for people in their private and public lives? Implications for teaching and learning economics in social studies" de Niclas Modig.
"Based on Young’s notion of powerful knowledge, acquiring disciplinary knowledge emerging from an economic epistemic community is expected to make an important difference for people when dealing with economic issues in their daily lives. In this regard, this article’s author asked Swedish scholars of economics at higher education institutions what they considered to be the most important economic concepts that people would need to acquire and understand.
People need economic knowledge to make well-informed decisions when facing economic questions in their private and public lives. However, research from different parts of the world has shown that adults, students and youngsters alike often lack economic knowledge
According to research, the lack of economic knowledge is even pervasive amongst social studies teachers, who are responsible for providing basic economic education [Moi ici: Eheheheh!]
The results are drawn from an online questionnaire (see Appendix 1) sent to all identified (419) economists in all 48 higher education institutions in Sweden, except nine economists at the author’s own university.
Two items (questions 10 and 11) in the questionnaire are of particular importance, focussing on what the economists consider to be the most important concepts in economics for people to acquire and understand. Both questions were open ended, making it possible to list an unlimited number of concepts for each question. The concepts were summarised based on frequency and then sorted into broader categories;
As shown in Figure 3, opportunity cost is the largest category when the individual (74) and the citizen perspectives (60) are merged, with a total of 134 occurrences, followed by interest, with 51 occurrences (33 from the individual perspective and 18 from the citizen perspective), and marginal concepts, with 49 occurrences (33 from the individual perspective and 16 from the citizen perspective)."
Posto isto, como não recordar João Duque em "Produtividade e tretas académicas" (Junho de 2020):
“Para começar, acho que podemos ir à lista de importações e começar a fazer o que importamos. Se conseguimos passar a fazer ventiladores, porque não outras coisas?”[Moi ici: Até sinto vergonha alheia ao reler isto!]
Ou a estória de reduzir a importação das conservas, "Como se pode ser tão burro e cometer sempre os mesmos erros???"
Recordo a frase de Napoleão:"um atestado de desconhecimento da realidade" (parte IV)"[Fevereiro de 2016).
"Martha Stewart, let us agree, can iron shirts better and in less time than anyone else in the world. So, does it make sense for Martha Stewart to iron her own shirts? No!"