Generative Learning Strategies for the Survey of International Economics Course

24 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2003

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David C. Sharp

University of Southern Mississippi - College of Business Administration

Renee E. Weiss

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - Department of Educational Leadership

Dave S. Knowlton

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - Department of Educational Leadership

Date Written: March 2003

Abstract

Generative learning promotes less reliance on professors' lectures while simultaneously creating more self-reliance among students. This article offers a theoretical rationale that supports generative learning. Within this rationale, the authors describe specific generative strategies that provide students with opportunities to (1) organize course content, (2) integrate new content with students' current knowledge, and (3) elaborate on course content by making connections to real world events. In the second half of this article, the authors offer ideas for implementing generative strategies into the day-to-day events of an economics course. While the authors use Survey of International Economics as their example, the ideas in this article could be applied in a variety of economics courses.

JEL Classification: A2

Suggested Citation

Sharp, David C. and Weiss, Renee E. and Knowlton, Dave S., Generative Learning Strategies for the Survey of International Economics Course (March 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=392860

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Dave S. Knowlton

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