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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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McConnell, Campbell R.; Sosin, Kim – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
A survey of economics and business college students showed that students were unfavorably disposed toward large classes. In attempting to explain the attitude of students toward large classes, the instructor's popularity and students receiving high grades improved the course rating. Course subject matter and student gender also made a difference.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Business Education, Class Size, Course Content
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Mirus, Rolf – Journal of Economic Education, 1973
The need to explore the extent to which student evaluation of teachers is subject to instructor manipulation is suggested. Comment is made concerning possible impact on teacher ratings of sections sizes, scheduling of classes during odd hours, the type of material taught, and whether or not the course is required. (SM)
Descriptors: Class Size, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Educational Research
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Vredeveld, George M.; Jeong, Jin-Ho – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Using data from the National Assessment of Economic Education Survey, investigates how goal agreement between student and teacher influenced students' attitudes and desire to study more economics. Likens students to consumers and suggests course content should reflect student preference. Method for statistical model is appended. (CH)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Economics Education, High Schools
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Coffin, Donald A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Describes the use of a computer simulation, "The Competitive Edge," in a college-level course in labor relations. Describes the content, implementation procedures, and assessment design of the simulation. Concludes that, although some improvements could be made, the program is a valuable and useful simulation of labor market decision…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Decision Making Skills
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Spiegel, Uriel – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Discusses the concept of "Giffen goods" as it applies to price theory in economics instruction. Provides a graphic presentation and analysis of Giffen goods and behavior. Includes examples of Giffen behavior that can be used to illustrate the concept. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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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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Motahar, Eshragh – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on the use of Microsim, a computer simulation, to teach an introductory college statistics/econometrics course. Reports enhanced student involvement, improved student achievement, and positive student attitudes toward the course as a result of using the simulation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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Johnston, Carol G; James, Richard H.; Lye, Jenny N.; McDonald, Ian M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes and evaluates a package of measures designed to introduce a collaborative problem-solving (CPS) approach to learning tutorials of a second-year university macroeconomics subject. Presents findings related to the influence of CPS on tutors' teaching experiences, students' attitudes attendance and hours of study, and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Economics Education, Higher Education