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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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Corey, Joab – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
There is a well-known connection between the barriers to entry created by an overburdensome regulatory climate and lower levels of productivity that create less economic growth. Many economics students are under the impression that regulations are designed to protect the workers and consumers as well as improve product quality, so they are often…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Barriers, Money Management, Class Activities
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Wilson, Janine L. F. – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The economics profession has been working to become more open, inclusive, and welcoming. The introductory principles of economics courses provide a unique opportunity to teach students of the wider university the value of the field of economics. It is in this setting that instructors' interactions with students show them a welcoming and diverse…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Microeconomics, Undergraduate Students
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Ersal Kiziler, Eylem – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
Misconceptions hinder optimal student learning. They need to be addressed explicitly and formally to achieve effective teaching of economics. The author of this article outlines an activity that is designed to address misconceptions about "others" using a backward course design framework. Fink's significant learning categories,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Misconceptions
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Cook, Nathaniel P. S.; Pantuosco, Angie – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
In this article, the authors describe an interactive classroom simulation that helps students learn some of the most important ideas from models of international trade with heterogeneous firms. Students make entry/exit decisions for individual firms with different marginal costs of production. The simulation consists of five rounds, beginning with…
Descriptors: Economics Education, International Trade, Simulation, Class Activities
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
The economics profession lacks diversity and, as a result, interventions have been introduced at the graduate and professional levels to minimize the effect of the "leaky pipeline." In addition, economic educators lack training in classroom management and student interaction, which may lead to underinvestment in fostering diversity,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, Diversity, Inclusion
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Miller, Laurie A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article provides a framework for using readings outside of the textbook to increase engagement with topics in labor economics, to aid in the development of research skills, and prepare students to create a scholarly research proposal. The outside readings used in this course are academic journal articles. The students are…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Labor Economics, Journal Articles, Reading Materials
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Schneider, Patricia Higino – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
How does one learn how to think like an economist without understanding what economists do? Using outside readings can be an effective and straightforward pedagogical tool to teach economic concepts and to expose students to the wide range of topics and methods economists use in their research. Improving students' understanding of what economists…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, News Reporting, Economics Education, Microeconomics
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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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Staples, Aaron J.; Sackett-Taylor, Hillary M.; Forgue, Jason; Brewer, Stephanie B.; Sarnikar, Supriya – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Students of introductory economics are often able to predict changes in equilibrium price correctly on standardized assessments, but make consistent errors in predicting changes in equilibrium quantity. To examine the reasons for this pattern, the authors collected open-ended explanations written by students and categorized their reasoning using a…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Error Patterns, Logical Thinking, Supply and Demand
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Roche Carioti, Kristen – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Student loan debt and delinquency is a mounting problem among college graduates. To show students the consequences of debt-financing their education in an economic context, the author describes a collaborative problem-based learning activity designed for small, introductory economics courses. The activity has three parts: an introduction to the…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Loan Default, Problem Based Learning
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Fortmann, Lea; Beaudoin, Justin; Rajbhandari, Isha; Wright, Aedin; Neshyba, Steven; Rowe, Penny – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors of this article introduce two teaching modules that aim to increase climate literacy and active learning in undergraduate economics courses through the incorporation of real-world data and modeling. These modules are based on the concept of computational guided inquiry (CGI), which combines a guided inquiry approach within a…
Descriptors: Climate, Economics Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Sirois, Louis-Philippe – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Economics and business students are taught that sunk costs are irrelevant to their decisions. Yet, there is ample evidence that managers fail to integrate this simple rule and fall prey to what is known as the sunk-costs bias. To mitigate cognitive biases, such as the sunk-cost bias, educators must raise students' awareness of these common…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Business Administration Education, Costs, Decision Making
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Moryl, Rebecca L.; Gabriele, Florencia; Desvira, Jannet – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
In this article, the authors describe an innovative charades-based educational game, HeadsUp! Econ, and its use for effective economics instruction. Results of a self-assessment survey of students demonstrate that implementing HeadsUp! Econ as an active learning game provides students opportunities to: (1) practice identifying which concepts are…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Economics Education, Review (Reexamination), Active Learning
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Chiang, Eric P.; Sumell, Albert J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The concept of mindfulness has received significant attention in recent years as the effects of ubiquitous distractions become more apparent in the workplace and in education. This study examines the relationship between three measures of mindfulness and student performance among a sample of 922 students in introductory economics classes from two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Economics Education, College Students, Personality Traits
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