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Giddings, Lisa; Lefebvre, Stephan – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The authors of this article make a case for using Fink's (2013) taxonomy of significant learning in the economics classroom to improve standard-based economics education and to continue transforming the discipline to reduce social inequality along multiple dimensions, including gender, race, and class. Fink's framework is defined by student…
Descriptors: Minimum Wage, Economics, Economics Education, Taxonomy
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Mahoney, Melissa H.; Mathews, Leah G.; Thomas, Audrey E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
The authors of this article describe a unique approach to economics education in which contemplative deep listening practices were applied to Bruce Springsteen's music in order to introduce basic economic concepts to incoming university students. The course "Springsteen-omics: Economics through the Songs of Bruce Springsteen" shifted the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Singing, Introductory Courses
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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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Jenkins, Brian C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
The author of this article describes a new undergraduate course where students use Python programming for macroeconomic data analysis and modeling. Students develop basic familiarity with dynamic optimization and simulating linear dynamic models, basic stochastic processes, real business cycle models, and New Keynesian business cycle models.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Programming Languages, Macroeconomics, Familiarity
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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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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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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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Basu, Suchandra – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Critical thinking skills are widely considered to be important transferable skills gained from taking college-level economics courses that are also highly valued by employers. Yet, the literature on intentionally teaching critical thinking skills in undergraduate economics classes is still relatively sparse. The author of this article outlines an…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Climate, Sustainability, Introductory 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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Owen, Ann L.; Hagstrom, Paul – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The article's authors report on a comprehensive curricular reform aimed at communicating the broad range of social issues that economists study while engaging students in active learning strategies. The reform increased interest in taking additional economics courses and majoring in economics, broadened students' views of what economists do, and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Curriculum Development, Active Learning
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Tang, Lei; Li, Shanshan; Auden, Emma; Dhuey, Elizabeth – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
In this study, the authors investigated three questions: whether students' outcomes were improved by grading participation more intensely; who benefits most from increased participation; and, whether students who would benefit from more intensive grading choose it when they are given the choice. An eight-month field experiment was used to elicit…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Student Attitudes, Preferences, Grading
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Calimeris, Lauren; Kosack, Edward – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
In this study, the authors investigate the impact of the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) on student learning outcomes in principles of microeconomics classes. The IF-AT enables students to receive immediate feedback and to retry questions for partial credit. The authors use a randomized experiment to evaluate the effect of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Tests, Microeconomics, 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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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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