Economics

We live in an era of data and information. Right from deciding what to read, what to wear, which restaurant to go to, which city to visit, whom to vote for, we consider ourselves rational human beings who rely on data to make all our decisions. How much of this data is based on facts rather than opinions and/or perceptions? This review looks at two websites, Gapminder and Our World in Data, which attempt to provide reliable global statistics and promote a fact-based worldview.

EVS discussions usually start and end with the over-used terms reduce, reuse and recycle. The typical bowing down to renewable energy and a mandatory discussion on ozone layer depletion makes EVS lose its sheen much before its gravity is understood. Textbook images usually fail to reflect the seriousness of the issue. Unless the daily relevance & a doable intervention is demonstrated we lose our only chance to inspire the learners to take action.

This article is a whimsical and simplified look at the work of Shapley, Gale and Roth, loosely based on an expository talk given by Prof Manjunath Krishnapur of the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

This issue of Learning Curve deliberates on the the purpose of social science in society, what the National Curriculum Framework says about the subject, the many moral conflicts while teaching it, pedagogic dilemmas, and a look at social science education across the world. The effort has been to give our readers an honest and comprehensive view of the nature of social science as a subject.

National economic activity is usually measured in two ways: as the money value of the total production of goods and services during a given period (usually a year) or as the total of incomes that is received from economic activity after allowance has been made for capital consumption.The following worksheet is intended to test students’ understanding of these concepts.

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