ERIC Number: ED218185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Innovative Ideas in Introductory Economics. Volume 2. A Report Developed from the 1979-80 College and University Level Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed.
Award winning projects in K-12 and college level economics are described in this publication. There are two major sections. Section I describes winning projects for 1979-80. A senior research seminar in economics offered undergraduate students a chance to build inexpensive, simplified forecasting models of the U.S. economy. Each student develops one sector of a macroeconomic model. These models are then used to forecast aggregate demand and supply, inflation, and monetary variables over the next four quarters. An introductory course entitled "Principles of Microeconomics" helped students understand how the price system works in the U.S. economy. In another project elementary and secondary teachers from Indiana attended a workshop on money, banking, and economic stabilization policies sponsored by a local bank. After the workshop each teacher was required to develop a curriculum unit and to participate in a 1-day internship experience at the sponsoring bank. Section one ends with very brief descriptions of some additional projects. Projects of previous winners are described in section two. Included is a college-level, problem-solving course in consumerism, a college course which uses role playing to teach economics, a macroeconomics development game, and a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) simulation. (RM)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Introductory Courses, Models, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Simulation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Paper Company Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.