Thinking Skills For Economics

The following is the set of thinking skills which students taking economics tuition at Economics Cafe are expected to demonstrate in the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics examination.

Thinking Skill

Explanation

Evaluation

  • Ability to detect fallacies in arguments
  • Ability to question underlying assumptions
  • Ability to consider the arguments for and against to reach a reasoned conclusion
  • Ability to recognize the limitations of economic theories and concepts in the analysis of economic questions in particular applications

Analysis And Synthesis

  • Ability to break down an argument or information into its component parts, identify ways in which the parts are related, and reorganise them into a new entity using economic analysis
  • Ability to distinguish between statements of fact, value judgments and hypothetical statements

Application

  • Ability to apply economic theories and concepts to explain economic questions presented in a novel way
  • Ability to apply economic theories and concepts to explain contemporary events

Comprehension

  • Ability to apply economic theories and concepts to explain economic questions of a routine nature

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of economic theories and concepts
  • Knowledge of the Singapore economy
  • Some knowledge of the major trading partners of Singapore such as the United States and China
  • Some knowledge of international institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

 

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