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Economics

Students of Economics at Benton Park have an inquisitive mind and an eagerness to embrace complex ideas and differing views of the world. The Economics curriculum helps students to explain the world that they live in and decisions that are made by economic agents by exploring current and historic economic thinking and analysis. Economics students are independent and resilient learners who engage readily in the process of exploring economics ideas and theories of about the production and distribution of scarce resources. Through teaching both within the classroom and beyond, Economics students at Benton Park engage with information aimed to engage them and allow them to evolve into independent economic thinkers. Students are encouraged to understand themselves based on the world around them and to understand others in local, national and global economies. The curriculum aims to give students the confidence to defend their beliefs and the ability to be open-minded about the beliefs of others, approaching economic ideas with an objective but critical eye.