Leading a Mock Trading Floor: Active-based Learning in a Business Context

Knewtson, Heather, 2014, Leading a Mock Trading Floor: Active Based Learning in a Business Context, Journal of Accounting and Finance, 14, 11-19.

15 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last revised: 23 Feb 2020

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Heather Knewtson

Michigan Technological University

Date Written: December 2, 2013

Abstract

A master teaching approach was used during a session of introductory finance to provide high impact teaching practices for a large class of 190 freshman business students. To teach financial markets, an active-based learning approach was used, and the students participated in a simulated New York Stock Exchange trading floor. Using volunteers as market specialists, students traded fictional shares and submitted a portfolio assignment after the trading session. Active-based learning generated excitement toward meaningful student engagement about financial markets.

Keywords: active based learning, student engagement, high impact teaching, NYSE simulation, role playing

Suggested Citation

Knewtson, Heather, Leading a Mock Trading Floor: Active-based Learning in a Business Context (December 2, 2013). Knewtson, Heather, 2014, Leading a Mock Trading Floor: Active Based Learning in a Business Context, Journal of Accounting and Finance, 14, 11-19.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2131527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2131527

Heather Knewtson (Contact Author)

Michigan Technological University ( email )

School of Business and Economics
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Houghton, MI 49931
United States
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