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Duzhak, Evgeniya; Hoff, K. Jody; Lopus, Jane S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
"Chair the Fed" is an award-winning online educational game developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to help players learn about monetary policy. Players assume the role of Fed Chair and adjust the federal funds rate to try to achieve low inflation and low unemployment. If successful, they are reappointed to another term.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Games, Computer Games, Financial Policy
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Paxton, Julia – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Supported by the Learning by Giving Foundation or other philanthropic sources, many college courses are allowing students to give away charitable grants to nonprofit organizations. In this article, the author shares the experience of a Learning by Giving Economics of Altruism class taught at an introductory level. The class is taught using best…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Altruism, Microeconomics
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Fernandez, Jose M.; Yetter, Erin A.; Holder, Kim – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The authors of this article use text mining techniques to uncover hidden or latent topics in economic education. The common use of JEL codes only identifies the academic setting for each paper but does not identify the underlying economic concept the paper addresses. An unsupervised machine learning algorithm called Latent Dirichlet Allocation is…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Research, Artificial Intelligence, Scholarship
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Morreale, Joseph C.; Shostya, Anna – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
This article's authors offer an organizational framework for an economics capstone course focused on analyzing current public economic policy issues. In this course, thesis topics often include public issues such as city planning, health care, transportation, education, law, the environment, and monetary and fiscal policies. The authors provide…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Capstone Experiences, Public Policy, Urban Planning
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Hoyt, Gail M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article describes a form of service learning called "learning by giving," as applied in a course on the Economics of Altruism, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations. The motivation for employing such a model is described, and a detailed description of the course and how to use the Learning by Giving model in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Economics Education, Altruism, Private Financial Support
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Picault, Julien – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article describes an upper-level economics course where students learn to write economic news articles, which improves communication and audience-targeting skills. The course was created in partnership with a media outlet and designed around authentic assessments to provide students with a genuine experience based on academic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Writing Instruction, News Writing, Advanced Courses
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Stock, Wendy A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
What do we know about how well graduate teaching in economics addresses cognitive challenges to learning? In short, very little. There is a dearth of research that investigates how graduate student, program and professor characteristics, and choices impact graduate student learning and other outcomes. Some of the broader literature on graduate…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graduate Students, Learning, Cognitive Structures
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Allgood, Sam; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Chew and Cerbin (2021) outline nine cognitive challenges to student learning with which economic educators are likely familiar, even if the language used to describe them differs. In this article, the authors refrain from summarizing Chew and Cerbin's framework and instead focus on providing context for how those conducting research and developing…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Language Usage
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Chew, Stephen L.; Cerbin, William J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The authors describe a research-based conceptual framework of how students learn that can guide the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of teaching practice. The framework consists of nine interacting cognitive challenges that teachers need to address to enhance student learning. These challenges include student mental mindset,…
Descriptors: Learning, Cognitive Structures, Metacognition, Self Management
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Hoyt, Gail M.; O'Sullivan, Roisin – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Learning-focused teaching must take into account students' cognitive processes. Chew and Cerbin (2021) offer a conceptual framework based on nine interacting cognitive challenges faced by students to guide instructors toward teaching practices that provide the best opportunities for students to learn. The goal of this guideline article is to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Learning, Economics Education, COVID-19
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Johnson, Marianne; Meder, Martin E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Technological interventions have been sold as improving student understanding of economics for decades. Yet despite the panoply of ways to incorporate technology, it is not clear which types of interventions consistently result in statistically significant improvements in learning outcomes. Of 145 papers devoted to the technology in collegiate…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Technology Uses in Education, Intervention, College Instruction
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Bosshardt, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
"The Cognitive Challenges of Effective Teaching," by Chew and Cerbin (2021) outlines a framework of nine cognitive challenges to student learning. The framework can help economic educators better design and describe new ideas for teaching in economics. In this article, the author highlights and expands upon ideas that are particularly…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Instructional Design, Educational Research, Research Needs
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Goffe, William L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Chew and Cerbin (2021) offer a fruitful way of thinking deeply about teaching economics. In this article, the author offers several ideas on how to offload parts of three of the cognitive challenges they identify to an online module that any instructor could assign to their students. Ideally, this module would be described in an economics…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Management, Learning Strategies, Short Term Memory
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Ruder, Phil; Maier, Mark H.; Simkins, Scott P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Instructors of active-learning classes in economics face the challenges of motivating students to prepare before class and engaging fully in class activities. Team-based learning (TBL) pedagogy meets these challenges by (1) placing students in fixed, instructor-created teams that develop the ability to work productively together, (2) holding…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Green, Alan – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Team-based Learning (TBL) has sound conceptual and empirical backing and is seeing growing partial and full adoption in economics. However, perceived implementation costs and risk remain high for many instructors wary of fully implementing TBL. Additionally, common economics problems are often ill-suited for TBL application exercise criteria. The…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Policy Analysis, Introductory Courses, Economics
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