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Using Experiential Learning Techniques


  • Kim Hawtrey


The author advocates the application of experiential learning in economics courses at the tertiary level. The author evaluates a range of learning methods, both passive and active, in a student survey that provides data on under-graduate attitudes to various class activities. The results indicate a clear student preference for learning activities in economics that can be described as experiential. Analysis of reported student preferences also detects differences according to gender and day or evening class attendance.

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  • Kim Hawtrey, 2007. "Using Experiential Learning Techniques," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(2), pages 143-152, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:38:y:2007:i:2:p:143-152
    DOI: 10.3200/JECE.38.2.143-152

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    1. Berning, Joshua P., 2014. "Using self-reported data collection and analysis to facilitate student learning: A case study," 2014 Annual Meeting, February 1-4, 2014, Dallas, Texas 162482, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Robyn Cameron & Pat Clark & Laura De Zwaan & Diane English & Dawne Lamminmaki & Conor O'Leary & Kirsty Rae & John Sands, 2015. "The Importance of Understanding Student Learning Styles in Accounting Degree Programs," Australian Accounting Review, CPA Australia, vol. 25(3), pages 218-231, September.
    3. Bosley, Stacie, 2016. "Student-crafted experiments “from the ground up”," International Review of Economics Education, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 1-7.
    4. Conor O’Leary & Jenny Stewart, 2013. "The Interaction of Learning Styles and Teaching Methodologies in Accounting Ethical Instruction," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 113(2), pages 225-241, March.
    5. Paul Dalziel, 2011. "Schumpeter's 'Vision' and the Teaching of Principles of Economics to Resource Students," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 10(2), pages 63-74.
    6. Conor O'Leary, 2012. "Semester-specific ethical instruction for auditing students," Managerial Auditing Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 27(6), pages 598-619, June.
    7. Josephson, Anna & DeBoer, Lawrence & Nelson, David & Zissimopoulos, Angelika, 2016. "Reshaped for Higher Order Learning: Student Outcomes in the Redesign of an Undergraduate Macroeconomics Course," 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts 235765, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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