Using problem-based learning for introducing producer theory and market structure in intermediate microeconomics
AbstractThis paper shows how instructors can use the problem-based learning method to introduce producer theory and market structure in intermediate microeconomics courses. The paper proposes a framework where different decision problems are presented to students, who are asked to imagine that they are the managers of a firm who need to solve a problem in a particular business setting. In this setting, the instructorsâ€™ role is to provide both guidance to facilitate student learning and content knowledge on a just-in-time basis.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.
Volume (Year): 10 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- Michael Watts & William E. Becker, 2008. "A Little More than Chalk and Talk: Results from a Third National Survey of Teaching Methods in Undergraduate Economics Courses," Journal of Economic Education, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 39(3), pages 273-286, July.
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