Lesson 11: Development--What do we think it is?

  1. Review of readings and assignments.
  2. Class splits into groups of 2-3 to plan skits based on these ideas:
    Development is...
    1. a transformation of society
    2. increase in diversity, spin-offs, differentiation of production
    3. increase in quality or efficiency of production
    4. increase in freedom: political, economic, social, security, and trust
  3. Presentation of skits to class.
Take-home point: There are many ideas about what "development" is, but mostly it needs to be distinguised from "growth," a not very useful yet ubiquitous concept.