The Effect of Classroom Games on Student Learning and Instructor Evaluations
AbstractAssuming that instructors of economics are utility maximizers, they may find it useful to engage in classroom behavior that is likely to generate favorable outcomes with respect to student course evaluations. This is especially true if student course evaluations are used in assessing teaching effectiveness for tenure, promotion, and salary decisions. In this paper, we present evidence that the use of a classroom gaming exercise can raise instructor evaluations and enhance student learning outcomes. The tests are conducted in a framework that indirectly controls for grade inflation and considers student attendance and grade expectations as other sources of influence on instructor evaluation ratings.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 55404.
Date of creation: 01 Dec 2000
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Economics and Finance Education 2.1(2002): pp. 1-10
economic education; pedagogical approaches; classroom games; student performance; instructor evaluation;
Other versions of this item:
- Cebula, Richard & Toma, Michael, 2000. "The Effect of Classroom Games on Student Learning and Instructor Evaluations," MPRA Paper 53125, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate
- A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
- A29 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Other
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances
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