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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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Chaudhury, Parama – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
In this article, the author describes the use of a storytelling approach in a learning design with significant asynchronous elements. This approach was introduced in an upper-level international trade course with close to 200 students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As most live "lectures" took place online and were subject to…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Instructional Design, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Kearney, Melissa S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
In this symposium, the author comments on an article written about critical thinking in economics. The author leans toward the view that undergraduate economics should continue to be focused around core tenets and basic models--what the article refers to as little-think critical thinking--while, at the same time, students should be given clear…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Economics Education, Models, Thinking Skills
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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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Cagliesi, Gabriella; Ghanei, Mahkameh – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Millennial students, shaped by the rapid change in technology and connectivity, pose a challenge in devising new teaching and learning pedagogies. The team-based learning (TBL) approach has been used in several disciplines and is indicated as an effective way to use active learning techniques to help students improve their academic performance.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Mankiw, N. Gregory – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
The author has long thought that the role of instructors in the introductory economics classroom is to serve as ambassadors for the economic profession. They are there not to present their own views of economics. They should, instead, transcend their idiosyncrasies and represent the broad consensus of professional economists. The job of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, College Faculty, Economics Education, Introductory Courses
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Ruder, Phil – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article describes individual pre-class and group in-class assignments based on current news articles. Guided student pre-class readings of periodical articles can form the basis for engaging in-class group assignments. Many economics instructors seek to develop student skills at applying the concepts under study to analyze…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Group Activities, Current Events, News Media
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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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Orlov, George – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
In this article, the author describes the use of primary literature readings in an upper-division undergraduate field course. One of the two main learning goals of the course was to teach students how to read academic articles in economics with a critical eye. This was accomplished by providing students with a structured framework for summarizing…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Journal Articles, Critical Reading, Undergraduate Students
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Moryl, Rebecca L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article presents an innovative economics course based on current events and news, using "The Economist" as the primary course text. The course constructs shared learning around news in real time to inspire and excite students' ability to see economics in their world. The course supports Allgood and Bayer's…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Journal Articles, Current Events, News Media
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Allgood, Sam; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Incorporating readings beyond the textbook is one way to broaden economic content across all courses. While previous studies document the extent to which narrowly defined categories (press readings, scholarly articles) are used, none to date provide details as to how such readings are incorporated. This study was intended to document use in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Reading Materials, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Andrews, Thomas P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article discusses the extensive use and analysis of real-world situations as the core construct on which to build a course in principles of microeconomics. Building on the literature that focuses on current event readings, the goal here is to train students to be able to "do economics." The author details course…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Reading Materials, Current Events
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Dissanayake, Sahan T. M.; Jacobson, Sarah A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs use an incentive-based approach to pursue environmental goals. While they are common policy tools, key concepts determining their efficacy are nuanced and hard to grasp. This article presents a new interactive game that explores the functioning and implications of PES programs. Participants play the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Games, Incentives, Conservation (Environment)
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Clerici-Arias, Marcelo – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Team-based learning is a powerful collaborative learning technique that can be used effectively in a principles of economics course, although its implementation can be costly for instructors and students alike. The author suggests a series of strategies that can result in a much smoother transition to a fully collaborative classroom. The author…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Cooperative Learning, Introductory Courses, College Instruction
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Simkins, Scott P.; Maier, Mark H.; Ruder, Phil – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
In this article, the authors describe how Team-Based Learning (TBL) intentionally promotes learning strategies that learning sciences research has identified as highly effective to create powerful learning environments for students. The article illustrates how learning sciences principles and research findings inform and support the TBL framework,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Economics Education, Educational Research, Research and Development
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