Dec 06 2008

Welker’s daily links 12/05/2008

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  • This is an excellent tool for teaching microeconomics concepts using flash animations. Lessons include short-run production and costs, comparative advantage, profit maximization, and regulating natural monopolies. Great resource for AP and IB Economics teachers!

    tags: economics

  • The Journal of Economic Education offers original articles on innovations in and evaluations of teaching techniques, materials, and programs in economics. Articles, tailored to the needs of instructors of introductory through graduate-level economics, cover content and pedagogy in a variety of mediums. Editorial decisions are directed from the Executive Editor’s offices, in the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, at Indiana University. The JEE is published quarterly by Heldref Publications in cooperation with the National Council on Economic Education and the Advisory Committee on Economic Education of the American Economic Association.

    tags: economics

  • Here’s a study on the state of AP Economcis written a few years ago… interesting stuff!

    “Who Teaches AP Economics?

    Who is the typical AP economics teacher? According a survey conducted by Edward Scahill and Claire Melican. (2) the average AP economics teacher is a white male with 18.2 years of total teaching experience and 11.2 years of experience teaching economics. The macroeconomics teacher has taught AP macroeconomics for about 5.1 years, while the microeconomics teacher has taught AP microeconomics for about 3.6 years. Both are most likely to have been using the college-level principles of economics textbook written by McConnell and Brue. Less than seven percent of survey respondents indicated that they had not had a single economics class in college, while 22.6 percent indicated they had had three or fewer undergraduate or graduate level economics courses. Only 18.7 percent had majored in economics or economic education.”

    tags: economics

  • The financial crisis has made “the dismal science” more relevant and immediate to many high school and college students, and they are suddenly paying closer attention in class.

    “Now we can actually see the examples while they happen, instead of relying on history. It’s been the most engaging class ever,” said New York University junior George Schwartz, who dropped macroeconomics the first time he took it, but is so fascinated this time that he has decided to major in economics.

    tags: Economics

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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2 Responses to “Welker’s daily links 12/05/2008”

  1. Mr. Don 09 Dec 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I'm doing a good job of pulling down the average years of experience by teaching AP econ for the 1st time in my 2nd year of teaching….Since I am the only person in our 13 person department that actually took economics classes in college, I sort of ended up with the course by default…this year has no doubt been a challenge, but excited students has made all of my hard work worth it. My students (even regular econ) are incredibly interested in the current economic environment…they are reading the paper and want to discuss what is happening in the economy every class – they are discussing the class with their parents and are bringing in fantastic questions about the material. It is a great time to be an economics teacher. This site has become a staple in my daily lesson planning and a great reference for my students. Keep up the good work!

  2. Economics Textbookon 16 Jan 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I am amazed with it. It is a good thing for my research. Thanks