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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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Reiley, David H.; Urbancic, Michael B.; Walker, Mark – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors present a simplified, "stripped-down" version of poker as an instructional classroom game. Although Stripped-Down Poker is extremely simple, it nevertheless provides an excellent illustration of a number of topics: signaling, bluffing, mixed strategies, the value of information, and Bayes's Rule. The authors begin with a description of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Classroom Techniques, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Douglas, Evan J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1979
Suggests that business students should be offered business-related economics courses on subjects such as managerial economics and business conditions analysis. Philosophy and content of these courses are suggested. (DB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Economics Education
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Hallagan, William; Donnelly, John – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Described is the design and administration of a large two-semester course in principles of economics that permits both students and faculty some choice of both subject matter and meeting times. Students complete a standardized nine-week core and are then allowed to select topical modules. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Flexible Scheduling
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Goffe, William L.; Braden, Elise – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes the Web site Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) that is sponsored by the American Economic Association under the Journal of Economic Literature. States that RFE focuses on the needs of academic economists. Explains that RFE includes over 900 Internet resources and discusses the "Teaching Resources" section. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Economics
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Carlson, John A.; Schodt, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Asserts that a recent report suggests that students should have opportunities to become actively engaged in the application of economics. Finds that the case method approach was more useful than texts and lectures in learning about institutional arrangements, the use of economic data, and how to use economics to solve real problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Class Activities
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Velenchik, Ann D. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Discusses four pedagogical issues that arise in teaching policy analysis to undergraduates. Describes three components of the case method approach. Outlines areas where the case method approach improved student performance and identifies its limitations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Class Activities, Course Content
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Donihue, Michael R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Contends that academic departments have come under increasing scrutiny in terms of the scope of curriculum and teaching methods. Describes a senior undergraduate economics course in which the primary objective was to give students opportunities to combine theoretical training with quantitative skills and apply them to real-world problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development