ERIC Number: ED175763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Macro - Games Course Package.
Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (Scotland). Esmee Fairbairn Economics Research Centre.
Part of an Economic Education Series, the course package is designed to teach basic concepts and fundamental principles of macroeconomics and how they can be applied to various world problems. For use with college students, learning is gained through lectures, discussion, simulation games, programmed learning, and text. Time allotment is a 15-week semester. The guide is divided into five parts. Part I describes the package, including educational objectives emphasizing analysis and decision making, course content, teaching techniques, and organization. Part II presents charts for the course management plan. Part III offers four course unit outlines which define, explain, and give examples of basic macroeconomic concepts; a simple model of income and expenditure determination; aggregate demand, unemployment, and inflation; and an expanded model for policy making. An objective question bank for the units contains 39 multiple choice questions. Part IV introduces sample games material, using a simulation model of the economy with the student acting as a policy maker trying to avoid unemployment and inflation. Part V suggests eight student questionnaires and tests, five of which are general and appear in the Micro TIPS-Cases-Programmed Learning Course Package (SO 011 932). The remaining three test macroeconomics knowledge and include a 50-question multiple choice comprehension pretest, a 35-question multiple choice midterm, and a final examination of 19 multiple-choice questions, two cases, and two essays. (CK)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Course Descriptions, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Definitions, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Lecture Method, Models, Multiple Choice Tests, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Tests, Unemployment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh (Scotland). Esmee Fairbairn Economics Research Centre.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 931-937; Not available in paper copy from EDRS due to fading ink throughout original document