A friend is starting a new teaching position this fall and I put together some suggested readings and resources for her and then realized that readers here might want find it useful too. So here are some articles and other resources that might be helpful for anyone teaching "large" econ classes (I put "large" in quotes because it really is relative - in my department, "large" means hundreds but at other schools, classes of 50 are considered "large"). I will readily admit a huge bias here as I started with the papers/projects I've personally been involved in!
- Buckles, S., G. Hoyt and J.Imazeki (2012), "Making the large-enrollment course interactive and engaging," in K. McGoldrick and G. Hoyt (eds), International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, pp. 118-128.
- Hoyt, G., J. Imazeki, M. Kassis and D. Vera (2010), "Interactive large enrollment economics classes," in M. K. Salemi and W. B. Walstad (eds), Teaching Innovations in Economics: Strategies and Applications for Interactive Instruction, pp. 220-242.
- Salemi, M. (2009), "Clickenomics: Using a classroom response system to increase student engagement in the principles of economics course," Journal of Economic Education 40(4), 385-404
- California State University (2009), "Transforming Course Design in Principles of Microeconomics," available on CSU Transforming Course Design website.
- Buckles, S. and G. Hoyt (2006), "Using Active Learning Techniques in Large Lecture Classes," in W.E. Becker, M. Watts and S.R. Becker (eds), Teaching Economics: More Alternatives to Chalk and Talk, pp. 75-88.
- Starting Point module on Interactive Lectures (really, all of the Starting Point modules are great!)