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ERIC Number: EJ1076832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
Gaming and the Commodities Market: An Economic-Based Game for Developing Reasoning Skills
Witschonke, Christopher; Herrera, Jose Maria
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v12 n1 p30-36 Mar 2013
The authors describe an economics-based game they have developed to instruct student teachers in the value of games and gaming for developing reasoning and decision-making skills in economics in K-12 students (5-18-year-olds). The game is designed to progress through each grade level so that by high school students have a thorough appreciation and understanding of how the world economy is interconnected. Gaming is a feature that both authors are using as part of their curriculum within their social studies methods courses. In particular, the authors are encouraging the use of more sophisticated modes of instruction for elementary teachers in order to redeem the value of the social studies within the elementary curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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