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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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Mendez-Carbajo, Diego; Malakar, Lucy C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
In this article, the authors describe two independent efforts at "flipping" introductory economics courses employing econlowodown.org resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. From an instructor's perspective, it is relatively simple to locate the high-quality free resources available online and assign them to students. Their…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Educational Resources, Public Agencies
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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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Hamermesh, Daniel S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The author of this article describes his experiences in teaching huge classes of principles of economics over the last half-century. He lays out changes in pedagogy and illustrates various novel devices used to explain economic ideas and hold students' attention. Additionally, he considers the appropriate sizes of intro classes and weighs the…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Educational History
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Josephson, Anna; DeBoer, Larry; Nelson, Dave; Zissimopoulos, Angelika – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Contemporary pedagogy encourages instructors to move away from memorization to teaching the ability to "do economics." In such an environment, students are taught to apply knowledge of economic measurement, the economic model, and economic policy to analyze current events and policies. In this article, the authors build on existing…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Macroeconomics, Class Activities
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Cohen, Avi J.; Williams, Andrea L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Despite widely acknowledged benefits of integrating writing into economics courses, instructors' costs are often prohibitive. To reduce costs and make writing assignments more feasible, the authors describe multi-part, scaffolded writing assignments developed by an economist and a WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) specialist, integrated into an…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Peer Evaluation, Introductory Courses
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Wozny, Nathan; Balser, Cary; Ives, Drew – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Despite recent interest in flipped classrooms, rigorous research evaluating their effectiveness is sparse. In this study, the authors implement a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a flipped classroom technique relative to a traditional lecture in an introductory undergraduate econometrics course. Random assignment enables the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Conventional Instruction
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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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Schmidt, Stephen – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Introductory textbooks teach a simple normative story about the importance of maximizing economic surplus that supports common policy claims. There is little defense of the claim that maximizing surplus is normatively important, which is not obvious to non-economists. Difficulties with the claim that society should maximize surplus are generally…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Moral Values, Economics Education, Educational Policy
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Maier, Mark; Miller, John A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Although the Index of Economic Freedom appears in many economic textbooks, their coverage of the index misses opportunities to teach statistical and policy-related concepts important for the principles course. The standard textbook presentation passes up an opportunity to examine the statistical issues of weighting in composite index numbers and…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Freedom, Indexes, Statistics
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Rouse, Cecilia Elena – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
There are many aspects of the "economics of education" that would make excellent examples for introductory economics students. The author presents two topics that are central to the economics of education and to human capital theory: the economic benefit (or "returns") to schooling and educational attainment as an investment.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Introductory Courses
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Beaudin, Laura; Berdiev, Aziz N.; Kaminaga, Allison Shwachman; Mirmirani, Sam; Tebaldi, Edinaldo – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors describe a unique approach to enhancing student learning at the introductory economics level that utilizes a multi-section, team-based competition. The competition is structured to supplement learning throughout the entire introductory course. Student teams are presented with current economic issues, trends, or events, and use economic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Competition, Group Activities
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Ever since Becker and Watts (1996) found that economic educators rely heavily on "chalk and talk" as a primary teaching method, economic educators have been seeking new ways to engage students and improve learning outcomes. Recently, the use of social media as a pedagogical tool in economics has received increasing interest. The authors…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Media, Web 2.0 Technologies, Mass Media Use
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Ferderer, J. Peter; Krueger, Gary – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Economics majors at Macalester College have won numerous awards for their research papers, and this success has helped them land jobs in finance, consulting, and the nonprofit sector, as well as gain admission to top graduate programs. This article describes how the Economics Department at Macalester promotes economic research among its students.
Descriptors: Research Skills, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Jensen, Sherry – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the author describes a classroom activity for use in introductory economics courses to motivate the study of international trade. The learning activity highlights the importance of international trade in students' everyday lives by having students inventory their on-hand belongings and identify where the items were manufactured.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, International Trade, Introductory Courses, Economics Education
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