International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics

International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics

By: Gail M. Hoyt (editor), KimMarie McGoldrick (editor)Paperback

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The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics provides a comprehensive resource for instructors and researchers in economics, both new and experienced. This wide-ranging collection is designed to enhance student learning by helping economic educators learn more about course content, pedagogic techniques, and the scholarship of the teaching enterprise. The internationally renowned contributors present an exhaustive compilation of accessible insights into major research in economic education across a wide range of topic areas including: * Pedagogic practice - teaching techniques, technology use, assessment, contextual techniques, and K-12 practices. * Research findings - principles courses, measurement, factors influencing student performance, evaluation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. * Institutional/administrative issues - faculty development, the undergraduate and graduate student, and international perspectives. * Teaching enhancement initiatives - foundations, organizations, and workshops. Grounded in research, and covering past and present knowledge as well as future challenges, this detailed compendium of economics education will prove an invaluable reference tool for all involved in the teaching of economics: graduate students, new teachers, lecturers, faculty, researchers, chairs, deans and directors.

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Edited by Gail M. Hoyt, Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky, US and KimMarie McGoldrick, Joseph A. Jennings Chair in Business and Professor of Economics, University of Richmond, US


Contents: Preface Foreword William Walstad PART I: A HISTORY OF ECONOMIC EDUCATION 1. Phillip Saunders PART II: TEACHING Section A - Techniques 2. Case Use in Economics Instruction Patrick Conway 3. Teaching with Context-Rich Problems Joann Bangs 4. Using Cooperative Learning Exercises in Economics KimMarie McGoldrick 5. Improving Classroom Discussion in Economics Courses W. Lee Hansen and Michael K. Salemi 6. Let Experience be the Guide: Experiential Education in Economics KimMarie McGoldrick and Andrea L. Ziegert 7. Classroom Experiments Tisha Emerson and Denise Hazlett 8. Interactive Lecture Demonstrations: Adapting a Physics Education Pedagogy for Use in the Economics Classroom Mark Maier 9. Using Just-in-Time Teaching to Promote Student Learning in Economics Scott Simkins 10. Making the Large-Enrollment Course Interactive and Engaging Stephen Buckles, Gail M. Hoyt and Jennifer Imazeki 11. Teaching Economics Socratically Kenneth G. Elzinga 12. Writing for Learning in Economics Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore and Steven A. Greenlaw Section B - Technology 13. Incorporating Media and Response Systems in the Economics Classroom Joseph Calhoun and Dirk Mateer 14. Distance Education: Course Development and Strategies for Success Mary Mathewes Kassis 15. Economics Blogs and Economic Education Timothy C. Haab, Aaron Schiff, John C. Whitehead Section C - Assessment 16. Methods of Assessment in the College Economics Course Ken Rebeck and Carlos Asarta 17. An Expected Proficiencies Approach to the Economics Major W. Lee Hansen Section D - Contextual Techniques 18. Ethics and Critical Thinking Jonathan B. Wight 19. Feminist Pedagogy and Economics Jean Shackelford 20. Integrating Race, Gender and Class Robin L. Bartlett 21. Economics and Literature: The Gains from Trade Cecil E. Bohanon and Michelle Albert Vachris 22. The Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Economics Arthur H. Goldsmith and James F. Casey 23. Pluralism in Economics Education Robert F. Garnett, Jr. and Jack Reardon 24. Threshold Concepts in Economics Education Peter Davies Section E - Elementary, Secondary Economic Education 25. Economic Education in American Elementary and Secondary Schools Paul W. Grimes 26. Organizations Focused on Economic Education Sue Lynn Sasser and Helen Meyers PART III: RESEARCH Section A - Principles Courses 27. The Purpose, Structure and Content of the Principles of Economics Course Geoffrey Schneider 28. The Principles of Economics Textbook: Content Coverage and Usage Jane S. Lopus and Lynn Paringer Section B - Measurement Techniques of Student Performance and Literacy: College and High School 29. Measurement Techniques of Student Performance and Literacy: College and High School Carlos Asarta and Ken Rebeck Section C - Factors Influencing Student Performance in Economics 30. Research on the Effectiveness of Non-Traditional Pedagogies Joshua D. Miller and Robert P. Rebelein 31. Factors Influencing Performance in Economics: Graphs and Quantitative Usage Mary Ellen Benedict and John Hoag 32. Student Characteristics, Behavior, and Performance in Economics Classes Ann L. Owen 33. Factors Influencing Student Performance in Economics: Class and Instructor Characteristics Wayne A. Grove and Stephen Wu Section D - What Every Economist Should Know About the Evaluation of Teaching: A Review of Literature 34. What Every Economist Should Know About the Evaluation of Teaching: A Review of the Literature Stephen B. DeLoach Section E - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 35. Data Resources and Econometric Techniques William Bosshardt and Peter E. Kennedy 36. Lessons from Physics Education Research: Lessons for Economics Education Mark Maier and Scott Simkins 37. Journals and Beyond: Publishing Economics Education Research Peter Davies and William L. Goffe PART IV: CONTENT 38. Less is More: The Perils of Trying to Cover too Much in Microeconomic Principles Robert H. Frank 39. Macroeconomic Principles are Still Relevant and Still Important William A. McEachern 40. Teaching Non-Majors Deborah M. Figart 41. Intermediate Microeconomics Walter Nicholson 42. Intermediate Macroeconomics Christopher L. Foote 43. Teaching Undergraduate Econometrics Jeffrey M. Wooldridge 44. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Antitrust Economics Roger D. Blair and Christine Piette Durrance 45. The Economics of Education: Applying Economic Theory and Empirical Tools to Public Policy Jessica S. Howell 46. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: Teaching the Non-Major and Major Simultaneously Lynne Y. Lewis 47. Teaching Experimental Economics: Reinforcing Paradigms and Bringing Research into the Undergraduate Classroom Charles A. Holt 48. Game Theory in a Liberal Arts Education Joseph E. Harrington, Jr. 49. Teaching a Research-Inspired Course on Growth and Development Marla Ripoll 50. Teaching American Economic History Price Fishback and Pamela Nickless 51. The Economic History of European Growth Daniel Barbezat 52. Why and How to Teach the History of Economic Thought: Economics as Historically Produced Knowledge Avi J. Cohen and Ross B. Emmett 53. Health Economics - Methods for a New Field Allen C. Goodman 54. Teaching Undergraduate Industrial Organization Economics Elizabeth J. Jensen 55. Teaching International Finance, Adapting to Globalization Stefan C. Norrbin and Onsurang Norrbin 56. Teaching International Trade by Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice Raymond Robertson 57. Building Human Capital in the Labor Economics Course Barry T. Hirsch 58. The Challenges and Pleasures of Teaching Law and Economics Thomas S. Ulen 59. Teaching Managerial Economics with Problems Instead of Models Luke M. Froeb and James C. Ward 60. Using Real-World Applications to Policy and Everyday Life to Teach Money and Banking Dean Croushore 61. Teaching Political Economy to Undergraduate Students William Waller 62. Some Reflections on Teaching the Economics of Poverty James P. Ziliak 63. Public Economics Edgar O. Olsen 64. Sports Economics as Applied Microeconomics Peter von Allmen, Michael A. Leeds and Brad R. Humphreys 65. Using Location, Agglomeration, and Policy Issues to Teach Urban Economics Daniel P. McMillen 66. Women and Men in the Economy Francine D. Blau and Anne E. Winkler PART V: INSTITUTIONAL / ADMINISTRATIVE Section A - Faculty Development: Mentoring, Evaluation, Documentation and Resources 67. Faculty Development: Mentoring, Evaluation, Documentation and Resources Rae Jean B. Goodman Section B - Undergraduate Education 68. The Economics Major in the United States John J. Siegfried 69. Curricular and Co-curricular Aspects of the Economics Major at Highly Ranked Schools David H. Dean and Robert C. Dolan Section C - The Characteristics of Economics Graduate Students 70. The Characteristics of Economics Graduate Students Wendy A. Stock Section D - International Economic Education 71. Supporting Economics Higher Education in the United Kingdom John Sloman and Inna Pomorina 72. Economics Education in Australia Alan Duhs and Ross Guest 73. Ordonomics and the Current State of Economic Education in Germany Ewald Mittelstaedt and Claudia Wiepcke PART VI: INITIATIVES FOR TEACHING ENHANCEMENT Section A - Private, Corporate and Government Funding for Economic Education 74. Private, Corporate and Government Funding for Economic Education William T. Alpert and Michael A. MacDowell Section B - An Introduction to Economic Organizations in the US and Beyond 75. Near and Far - An Introduction to Economic Education Organizations in the US and Beyond Franklin G. Mixon, Jr Section C - Economics Teaching Workshops: Past, Present, Future 76. Economics Teaching Workshops: Past, Present, and Future Joab N. Corey, James D. Gwartney and Gail M. Hoyt Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781781001936
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 896
  • ID: 9781781001936
  • ISBN10: 1781001936

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