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Henderson, Amy – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Although experiential learning approaches, such as service-learning, have been shown to increase student motivation and academic achievement, faculty concerns about the costs of developing and implementing such courses have limited their adoption within economics. One cost that can be eliminated is the opportunity cost typically associated with…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Economics Education, Reflection, Service Learning
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Henderson, Amy – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Despite extensive evidence supporting the benefits of undergraduate research, the economics profession has been slow to incorporate such experiences into the curriculum. Where such experiences have been developed, they are often targeted toward high-achieving students. In this article, the author reports on a transformative capstone experience…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Community Education, Undergraduate Students, Community Involvement
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Maier, Mark; Chi, W. Edward – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project, "Economics at Community Colleges," surveyed community college economics faculty and organized workshops, webinars, and regional meetings to address community college faculty isolation from new ideas in economics and economics instruction. Survey results, combined with…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Community Colleges, College Instruction, College Faculty
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Caviglia-Harris, Jill L.; Melstrom, Richard T. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this article, the authors describe a simple classroom game that demonstrates the advantage of tradable emissions permits in regulating environmental pollution. Students take on the role of polluters who must consider the costs of complying with a uniform reduction and a tradable permits program. The class is divided into high-cost polluters and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Economics Education, Class Activities, Pollution