ERIC Number: EJ1051446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Integrative Graphic Assignments to Promote Deep Learning of the Market Mechanism
Green, Gareth P.; Kelly, Brian D.; Peterson, Dean J.; Bean, John C.
Journal of Economic Education, v46 n1 p28-44 2015
Economics faculty expect that students have an integrated understanding of economic theory upon graduation and that they grasp and appreciate how all elements of markets naturally move to equilibrium. Through assessment activities, the authors discovered that their students were not developing that knowledge, so they turned to learning theory to help develop assignments that would lead students to integrate across economic theories. The assignments they developed can easily be added to existing curricula and greatly enhance student understanding of how markets work in disequilibrium and equilibrium.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Free Enterprise System, Assignments, Graphs, College Instruction, Economics, Theories, Microeconomics, Learning Theories, Integrated Activities, Consumer Economics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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