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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors' data contain inter- and intra-class variations in experiments to which students in a principles of microeconomics course were exposed. These variations allowed the estimation of the effect on student achievement from the experimental treatment generally, as well as effects associated with participation in specific experiments. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Microeconomics, Control Groups
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Walstad, William B.; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
This review describes the conditions for teaching economics in the kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) curriculum in U.S. schools. The first section presents data on course-taking in economics in high schools and state mandates for economics instruction. It discusses the value of the infusion approach to teaching economics either in place of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum, Course Content
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de Araujo, Pedro; O'Sullivan, Roisin; Simpson, Nicole B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
A lack of consensus remains on what should form the theoretical core of the undergraduate intermediate macroeconomic course. In determining how to deal with the Keynesian/classical divide, instructors must decide whether to follow the modern approach of building macroeconomic relationships from micro foundations, or to use the traditional approach…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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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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Frank, Robert H. – Journal of Economic Education, 2006
Several months after having completed an introductory economics course, most students are no better able to answer simple economic questions than students who never took the course. The problem seems to be that principles courses try to teach students far too much, with the result that everything goes by in a blur. The good news is that a…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Writing Assignments, Teaching Methods, Essays
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Gartner, Manfred – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Examines how much time is spent in economics and management sciences programs; how much time is allocated among different courses within programs; what common thematic denominators exist; and whether and in what way content in microeconomics and macroeconomics courses differs. (RLH)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Economics Education, Foreign Countries
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Mandelstamm, Allan B.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1971
Greater attention to the needs of students and to teaching methods is urged, and specific suggestions are given. (IM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Course Content, Economics
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Porter, Tod S.; Riley, Teresa M. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Compares academic performance between two groups of students in a statistics course. One group was given homework generated by computer software that provided feedback concerning incorrect answers. The other relied on the textbook without benefit of the feedback. The group using the software performed better on homework and tests. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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Siegfried, John J.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Discusses objects, methods of instruction, content, and accomplishments of the undergraduate major in economics. Recommends a strong introductory sequence stressing application of economic tools, rigorous intermediate theory courses, background courses in quantitative methods, and a minimum of five economics electives. Suggests synthesis through a…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Creative Writing, Curriculum Development
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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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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
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