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ERIC Number: ED167436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
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Simulations in the Consumer Economics Classroom. Consumer Education Training Module.
This inservice manual provides guidelines to help elementary, secondary, and adult education teachers select, use, and design simulation experiences for consumer education. Four example simulations provide students with opportunities to develop decision-making skills as consumers. Simulations may be used as an introductory, developmental, or culminating activity for a unit. They may also be used to illustrate many different consumer situations such as buying goods and services, conserving energy, evaluating advertisements, resolving a car repair complaint, or presenting a case in small claims court. Examples of simulation activities include (1) designing an advertising campaign for a new cereal product; (2) buying products at an auction to emphasize the characteristics of supply, demand, and money; (3) assuming roles of manufacturing executives, food company personnel, laborers, and consumers as they make decisions about an automated strawberry picking machine; and (4) presenting views on a new city ordinance to ban the sale of pipes in order to crack down on drug use. Forms for planning and evaluating decisions, a list of consumer economic simulations, and a bibliography on simulations are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bibliographies, Business Education, Class Activities, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills, Distributive Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Economics Education, Individual Development, Individual Power, Inservice Education, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Program Guides, Role Playing, Self Expression, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Consumer Education Center.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 426-429; Copyright articles have been removed from the document by ERIC due to copyright law