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Carlos J. Asarta – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
Faculty often report limited student engagement in their economics courses. This deficiency makes it challenging for educators to excite students about our field, a situation that could have ripple effects in terms of the number of students who graduate as economics majors. For students, the lack of classroom engagement makes it unappealing to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education
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Gina C. Pieters – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
Used correctly, assessments play a vital role in the success of a course: they provide valuable feedback to students regarding their knowledge gaps, encourage deeper understanding of the material, help students to develop critical thinking, and guide students to accomplish a course's learning goals. They also provide a signal to future employers,…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Economics, Feedback (Response)
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Jennifer Imazeki – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
Effective communication is at the heart of good teaching, and one of the central tenets of effective communication is to know your audience. What often gets less attention is the need for good teachers to know "themselves" and consider how they are the same, or different from, their students. To build supportive relationships with…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Self Actualization, Individual Development
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Mary Lopez; Kirsten Wandschneider – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
The authors of this article demonstrate best practices for creating belonging in economics, which allows diverse students to feel respected and accepted within the discipline. Opportunities to connect with economics allow students to understand and be empowered by the value they add to the classroom. The suggested practices thus include providing…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers
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William L. Goffe – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
New economics instructors face numerous challenges when selecting technology for their courses. Because economists teach at a variety of institutions with diverse student bodies and since technology continues to evolve, this article focuses on general principles that novice instructors should consider when selecting technology for their courses.…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Economics Education, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy
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Gary A. Hoover; Ebonya Washington – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
Economics has a well-documented problem with diversity. Literacy-targeted (LT) courses designed for a broader spectrum of students have the potential to help address the underrepresentation of women and racial/ethnic minorities in the discipline. The authors of this article explore how, by using the LT approach, introductory economics instructors…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Economics Education, Diversity, Inclusion
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William L. Goffe; Scott A. Wolla – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
This article's authors describe both the advantages of a literacy-targeted introductory course and how it might be taught by employing evidence-based teaching practices developed by cognitive scientists to maximize learning. This pairing of literacy-focused content with evidence-based pedagogy is intended to enhance student learning while focusing…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Cognitive Science, Educational Strategies
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Avi J. Cohen – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
Using the backward design model, the author of this article surveys and connects the economic competencies literature evolving from Hansen with the literature on literacy-targeted principles courses. He makes the case why departments should offer LT principles courses--which focus on higher-level mastery of a shorter list of concepts that students…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Mastery Learning, Nonmajors
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Jane Ihrig; Mary Clare Peate; Scott Wolla – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
The authors of this article address the challenges faced in implementing a literacy-targeted (LT) approach in economic education. Despite research demonstrating the benefits of the LT approach, there is resistance to its adoption in classrooms and the publication of supporting textbooks and materials. They identify four key input areas that serve…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Financial Policy
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Cortés, Darwin; Mantilla, César; Prada, Laura – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The authors adapted a lab-in-the-field experiment emulating the dynamic extraction of a fishery to create a Web-based classroom experiment. The game includes a multi-player version analogous to an open-access problem and a single-player version analogous to the social planner problem. This game is helpful in introductory microeconomics courses to…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elective Courses, Animal Husbandry
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Luedtke, Allison Oldham – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The author describes an assignment in an undergraduate game theory course in which students work together in class to develop a computer algorithm to identify Nash equilibria. This assignment builds basic computer science skills while applying game theory knowledge to real-world situations. Students work as a team to delineate the steps and write…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Game Theory, Programming Languages, Assignments
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Ayadi, M. Femi; Onodipe, Grace – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
Incorporating writing into an economics course is a beneficial goal of economic educators. The potential benefits of using writing to enhance learning among economics students have been emphasized in the literature. Writing to Learn (WTL) is an act of using writing activities to help students think through key concepts presented in a course. The…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learner Engagement, Peer Teaching, Economics Education
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Filson, Darren – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic made it necessary for instructors to innovate, and some of the innovations will persist and be refined post-pandemic. An economics elective at Claremont McKenna College provides examples. Innovations likely to persist include replacing in-class exams with context-rich assignments and conducting a set of student presentations…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Innovation, Economics Education
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Bhanot, Syon – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the status quo across higher education, including in the domain of pedagogy. The author of this article provides a case study of the changes made to one course, "Behavioral Economics," at Swarthmore College, in response to a set of unique, pandemic-related challenges. He begins by providing details on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Jacobson, Sarah – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The economic theory of natural resource exploitation predicts that scarcity crises will not arise because forward-looking resource owners will smooth their extraction over time to maximize their profits. The model providing this result can seem opaque and technical to students, but its intuition can be learned from experience. The author shares a…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Game Based Learning, Mining, Role Playing
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