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Busom, Isabel; Lopez-Mayan, Cristina; Panadés, Judith – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Economic views held by the general public tend to differ significantly from those of economic experts. Would these differences fade away if people were exposed to some economic instruction? In this article, the authors identify college students' preconceptions about economic issues at the beginning of the semester, verify their persistence…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Freshmen, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Moryl, Rebecca L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the author describes a group project to create student-generated podcasts on economics topics. This project provides an innovative opportunity for students to demonstrate proficiency in skills required for the undergraduate economics major and valued in the professional marketplace. Results of a student self-assessment survey on…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Student Projects
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Goossens, Amélie; Méon, Pierre-Guillaume – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Using a survey of a large group of first- and final-year students of different disciplines to study their beliefs in the existence of mutual benefits of market transactions, the authors observe significant differences between economics and business students versus students of other disciplines. These differences increase over time, due partly to…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Aguilar, Mike; Soques, Daniel – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this article, the authors introduce a pedagogical innovation that is designed to enhance students' understanding of fiscal policy in general, and the national debt and deficit in particular. The innovation leverages the educational advantages offered through a competitive environment by pitting teams of students against one another with the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Instructional Innovation, Financial Policy, Debt (Financial)
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McGoldrick, KimMarie; Hoyt, Gail; Colander, David – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
This article provides insight into the skill-development activities of graduate students at U.S. institutions providing graduate education in economics. The authors document the extent of student participation in and preparation for teaching-related activities while in graduate school, finding that more than 50 percent of students are involved in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Student Participation, Faculty Development
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Ghosh, Sucharita; Renna, Francesco – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
College instructors and students participated in a pilot project at the University of Akron to enhance student learning through the use of a common teaching pedagogy, peer instruction. The teaching pedagogy was supported by the use of technology, an electronic personal response system, which recorded student responses. The authors report their…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response), Pilot Projects
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Kennedy, Peter; Bisping, Timothy O.; Patron, Hilde; Roskelley, Kenneth – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors explore academic misconduct in various forms and consider the role of student perceptions. They gather data from students in introductory economics courses regarding 31 types of misconduct. They estimate the relevance of various determinants of misconduct, acknowledging that they may vary across misconduct type and that students'…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Cheating
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Hawtrey, Kim – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
The author advocates the application of experiential learning in economics courses at the tertiary level. The author evaluates a range of learning methods, both passive and active, in a student survey that provides data on undergraduate attitudes to various class activities. The results indicate a clear student preference for learning activities…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Economics Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Whaples, Robert – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Charts the changes in student opinions, regarding the fairness of pricing and profits, from beginning to end of a first-year college economics course. Students answered morally ambiguous questions involving product markets and prices. Student belief in the fairness of free market pricing increased dramatically. (MJP)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Competition, Consumer Education, Economic Factors
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Netusil, Noelwah R.; Haupert, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Describes an economics class experiment where students ranked the quality of baked pies according to limited information. The limited sets of information included brand name and packaging only, price only, advertising only, word-of-mouth, and taste test. Discusses signals of quality and consumer decisions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advertising, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Decision Making
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Mixon, Franklin G., Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Presents the results of a study that reveals that the determinants of habitual cheating are much the same as those that relate to having cheated at least once (versus never having cheated). Suggests that habitual cheating is related inversely to grade point average but related positively to having seen others cheat. (MJP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Cheating, Classroom Environment