Teaching with Historical Perspectives: The Case of Development Economics

  • Daniela Tavasci


This chapter presents a specific example of how a popular theme in Development Economics, namely sharecropping, can be taught by using a historical perspective. This approach allows the lecturer to move beyond the static categorisations of standard textbooks and provides a pluralistic approach to teaching that is historically framed with respect to both the contextualisation of the phenomenon under investigation and the exposure to how various systems of economic thought have looked at those phenomena and sets of variables throughout history. This brings a new method of teaching and learning, exposing students to the intellectual experience of analysing different schools of thought by showing them their historical contextualisation and evolution.


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  • Daniela Tavasci
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  1. 1.School of Economics and FinanceQueen Mary UniversityLondonUK

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