Teaching Economics: More Alternatives to Chalk and Talk (New edition)

Teaching Economics: More Alternatives to Chalk and Talk (New edition)

By: Suzanne R. Becker (editor), Michael Watts (editor), William E. Becker (editor)Paperback

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This fascinating sequel to the 1998 Teaching Economics to Undergraduates provides more alternatives to the lecture and chalkboard approach that dominates university economics teaching. Distinguished contributing authors provide a wide range of innovative teaching techniques and examples aimed at more effectively engaging undergraduates in the learning of economics. New topics covered in this volume include game theory, using active learning techniques in large classes, a streamlined content agenda for macroeconomic principles, distance learning, and assessment of student learning. Other chapters revisit topics from the first volume, though often from different perspectives or with new approaches provided by different authors. Topics covered in these chapters include cooperative learning techniques, using technology in the classroom (including dozens of websites), bringing the work of the Nobel Laureates into undergraduate classes, and teaching with experimental economics, case studies, or team writing assignments and presentations. Teaching Economics is an invaluable and practical tool for teachers of economics, administrators responsible for undergraduate instruction and graduate students who are just beginning to teach. Each chapter includes specific teaching tips for classroom implementation and summary lists of dos and don'ts for instructors who are thinking of moving beyond the lecture method of traditional chalk and talk.

About Author

Edited by William E. Becker, Professor of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, US, Adjunct Professor, School of Commerce, University of South Australia and Editor, Journal of Economic Education and Editor, Economic Research Network Educator, Michael Watts, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education, Purdue University, US and Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Education and Suzanne R. Becker, Assistant Editor, Journal of Economic Education


Contents: Preface 1. Restoring Fun to Game Theory 2. Using Classroom Experiments to Teach Economics 3. The Evolution of Cooperative Learning and Economics Instruction 4. Using the Case Method in the Economics Classroom 5. Using Active Learning Techniques in Large Lecture Classes 6. The Macroeconomics Principles Course: What Should Be Done? 7. Using the Internet and Computer Technology to Teach Economics 8. Teaching and Learning Economics at a Distance 9. Team Term Papers and Presentations 10. Using the Nobel Laureates in Economics to Teach Quantitative Methods 11. Assessment of Student Learning in Economics Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847200396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781847200396
  • ISBN10: 1847200397
  • edition: New edition

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