ERIC Number: ED175765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Micro TIPS - Cases - Programmed Learning 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 principles of microeconomics and how they can be applied to various world problems. For use with college students, learning is gained through lectures, tutorials, textbooks, programmed text, cases, and TIPS (Teaching Information Processing System). Time allotment is a 15-week semester. The guide is divided into nine parts. Part I describes the package, including distinguishing features, course content, teaching techniques, and organization. Part II presents the course management plan. Parts III through VI offer four course unit lectures which define, explain, and give examples of economic concepts, issues, and tools; demand; supply; and price and output determination in markets. Part VII contains multiple choice objective examination questions and answer keys for each unit. Part VIII introduces sample TIPS materials and nine case descriptions. TIPS is a computer based testing and evaluation system used by both teacher and student to diagnose student difficulties and prescribe remedies. Survey materials include educational objectives by topic, multiple choice questions and answer keys, sample student progress reports, and a summary for each unit. Case descriptions offer students practice in applying economic concepts. Part IX presents questionnaires for student information, continuous evaluation, and final evaluation, pretests of economics and basic mathematics comprehension, a psychological inventory, and a final examination testing microeconomics knowledge. (CK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Oriented Programs, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Course Descriptions, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Definitions, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Tests
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 011 930-937; Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to light and broken print type of much of the original document