The Role of Relevance in Economics Education: A Survey

13 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2020 Last revised: 21 Oct 2020

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Jadrian Wooten

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics

Abdullah A. Al-Bahrani

Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance

Kim Holder

University of West Georgia

Darshak Patel

University of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics

Date Written: May 20, 2020

Abstract

The literature on active learning and engaging pedagogy has grown since the turn of the century when William Becker challenged the economics education community to be “sexier” in order to attract more majors. While the effectiveness of teaching methods has been understudied, the available resources to an interested educator has grown substantially. We survey the literature of active teaching techniques and resources as well as provide sources for aspiring educators wishing to enhance the relevance of their coursework.

Keywords: economics education, introductory economics, teaching, television, movies, podcasts, teaching methods, undergraduate economics

JEL Classification: A1, A2

Suggested Citation

Wooten, Jadrian and Al-Bahrani, Abdullah A. and Holder, Kim and Patel, Darshak, The Role of Relevance in Economics Education: A Survey (May 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3606301 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3606301

Jadrian Wooten (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Abdullah A. Al-Bahrani

Northern Kentucky University - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

College of Business
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Highland Heights, KY 41099
United States

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Kim Holder

University of West Georgia ( email )

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Carrollton, GA 30118
United States
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Darshak Patel

University of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics ( email )

Economics Department
Lexington, KY 40506-0034
United States

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