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Use It or Lose It: Teaching Literacy in the Economics Principles Course

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  • W. Lee Hansen
  • Michael K. Salemi
  • John J. Siegfried

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  • W. Lee Hansen & Michael K. Salemi & John J. Siegfried, 2002. "Use It or Lose It: Teaching Literacy in the Economics Principles Course," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(2), pages 463-472, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:92:y:2002:i:2:p:463-472
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    5. Peter E. Kennedy, 2000. "Eight Reasons Why Real versus Nominal Interest Rates Is the Most Important Concept in Macroeconomics Principles Courses," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(2), pages 81-84, May.
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    7. John J. Siegfried, 2000. "How Many College Students Are Exposed to Economics?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(2), pages 202-204, June.
    8. John B. Taylor, 2000. "Teaching Modern Macroeconomics at the Principles Level," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(2), pages 90-94, May.
    9. Elchanan Cohn & Sharon Cohn & Donald C. Balch & James Bradley, 2001. "Do Graphs Promote Learning in Principles of Economics?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(4), pages 299-310, January.
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    1. Robert F. Garnett & Jack Reardon, 2011. "Pluralism in Economics Education," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 23 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Gebhard Kirchgässner, 2011. "Kaderschmieden der Wirtschaft und/oder Universitäten? Der Auftrag der Wirtschaftsuniversitäten und –fakultäten im 21. Jahrhundert," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 12(3), pages 317-337, August.
    3. Gebhard Kirchgässner, 2011. "Kaderschmieden der Wirtschaft und/oder Universitäten? Der Auftrag der Wirtschaftsuniversitäten und -fakultäten im 21. Jahrhundert," CREMA Working Paper Series 2011-05, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
    4. Patrick Conway & Derek Stimel & Ann E. Davis & Monica Hartmann, 2010. "Case Use in Economics Instruction," Chapters,in: Teaching Innovations in Economics, chapter 9 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    5. Mark Maier & Tisha L.N. Emerson, 2010. "Online Faculty Instruction to Improve Interactive Teaching of Economics," Chapters,in: Teaching Innovations in Economics, chapter 2 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    6. Wayne Geerling, 2011. "Using Multimedia to Teach Economics," Working Papers 2011.02, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
    7. Robin Bartlett & Marianne Ferber & Carole Green, 2009. "The Committee on Economic Education: Its Effect on the Introductory Course and Women in Economics," Forum for Social Economics, Springer;The Association for Social Economics, vol. 38(2), pages 153-172, July.
    8. KimMarie McGoldrick & Robert Garnett, 2013. "Big Think: A Model for Critical Inquiry in Economics Courses," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(4), pages 389-398, October.
    9. Mark Maier & Joann Bangs & Niels-Hugo Blunch, 2010. "Context-rich Problems in Economics," Chapters,in: Teaching Innovations in Economics, chapter 8 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    10. Geoffrey Schneider, 2011. "The Purpose, Structure and Content of the Principles of Economics Course," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 27 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    11. Lenie Kneppers & Carla Van Boxtel & Bernadette Van Hout-Wolters, 2012. "The Road to Transfer: Concept and Context Approaches to the Subject of Economics in Secondary School," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 11(1), pages 36-56.
    12. Edward M. McNertney & Robert F. Garnett, Jr., 2006. "Using a Simple Simulation Model to Help Students 'Think Like Economists' in Intermediate Macroeconomics," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 18(1), pages 34-39.
    13. Dubas, Justin M. & Toledo, Santiago A., 2016. "Taking higher order thinking seriously: Using Marzano’s taxonomy in the economics classroom," International Review of Economics Education, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 12-20.
    14. Robert Garnett & John Reardon, 2011. "Big Think: A Model for Critical Inquiry in Economics Courses," Working Papers 201102, Texas Christian University, Department of Economics.
    15. Michael K. Salemi, 2003. "A Model Teacher-Education Program for Economics," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(2), pages 455-459, May.
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    17. Wayne Geerling, 2011. "Evaluating Robert Frank’s ‘Economic Naturalist’ Writing Assignment," Working Papers 2011.03, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
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    19. Simkins, Scott P. & Maier, Mark H., 2008. "Learning from physics education research: Lessons for economics education," MPRA Paper 9314, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    20. Mark Maier & Scott Simkins, 2011. "Lessons from Physics Education Research: Lessons for Economics Education," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 36 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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