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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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Olitsky, Neal H.; Cosgrove, Sarah B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
In this randomized controlled trial with controls for student characteristics, the authors used a loss-aversion strategy to test whether students achieve greater learning gains from combining research-based instructional strategies with loss aversion. Students in the control group began the class with no grades and built their course average by…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Student Characteristics, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Strategies
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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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Castro Santa, Juana – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
A novel game that captures the central dimensions of climate change mitigation as a social dilemma is presented. Students play the role of countries sharing a global atmosphere. In each round, carbon emissions are released and accumulated in the atmosphere, making climate change consequences more severe and difficult to mitigate over time. Without…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Game Based Learning
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Horowitz, Basak – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The author of this article discusses a cooperative learning exercise designed for introductory macroeconomics that was completed by 44 groups of three or four students during the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 semesters at a private U.S. liberal arts college. The exercise aims to foster an active learning community where students…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities, Diversity, Inclusion
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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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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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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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Craft, Erik; Linask, Maia – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors of this article estimate the learning effects of the flipped classroom format using data from 16 sections of principles of microeconomics over a 4-year period. The experimental design is unique in that two treatment and two control sections were taught during the fall semester in four consecutive years. Further, the instructor switched…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Microeconomics, Economics Education, Introductory Courses
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Artz, Benjamin; Johnson, Marianne; Robson, Denise; Taengnoi, Sarinda – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Taking good notes is linked to success in college. However, increased use of computers to take notes necessitates reconsideration of the linkages between note-taking and learning. One difficulty is disentangling the latent student characteristics that may correlate with computer use from the actual effect of computer note-taking on information…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Computer Uses in Education, Student Characteristics, Economics Education
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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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Burdina, Mariya; Sasser, Sue Lynn – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this article, the authors propose to enhance the syllabus for economic courses with economic explanations. They argue that providing economic rationale for course policies can increase student interest in the course and at the same time positively affect student attitude toward course policies. The authors describe practical strategies for…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Student Attitudes, Policy
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Espey, Molly – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Student and team performance in 17 sections of an introductory microeconomic theory course taught using team-based learning are analyzed to determine what measurable characteristics of teams influence team and individual outcomes. Results suggest that team performance is positively influenced by the grade point average of the top individual on the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Introductory Courses, Microeconomics
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Cipriani, Giam Pietro – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
A considerable literature in economics and psychology observes substantial gender differences in risk aversion, confidence, and responses to high pressure. In the educational measurement literature, it has been argued that these differences could disadvantage female students when taking multiple-choice tests, especially if there is a penalty for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Guessing (Tests), Academic Failure, Multiple Choice Tests
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