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
Date Written: December 2, 2013
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
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