Using ESPN 30 for 30 to Teach Economics
Posted: 6 Oct 2013 Last revised: 4 Jun 2015
Date Written: October 4, 2013
Education in economics has trended away from “chalk and talk” toward alternative pedagogical approaches in recent years. This paper documents one such approach used to illustrate economic concepts, the use of film clips from ESPN 30 for 30. This series can be used to augment traditional principles classes or as real world examples of concepts discussed in upper division economic courses. The ESPN 30 for 30 film series merges three different areas of interests: film, sports and history. Through these diverse spectrums, ESPN 30 for 30 films provides instructors with another resource to use in classrooms and creates an environment that facilitates active learning activities.
Keywords: economics education, introductory economics, pedagogy, teaching, film, sports
JEL Classification: A10, A22, D00
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