ERIC Number: EJ586146
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Cooperative Learning in a Macroeconomics Course: A Team Simulation.
Cohn, Cheryl L.
College Teaching, v47 n2 p51-54 Spr 1999
Describes a classroom experiment in cooperative learning, in which economics students were grouped into learning teams and given a computer simulation package to learn the effects of fiscal/monetary policy on various economic variables. Results included thorough coverage of course material, greater student interest, better discussion, higher quality economic analyses, and better use of terminology. Student response was positive. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Economics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Macroeconomics, Simulation, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A