If you aren't on the tch-econ mail list, you might have missed this: Paul Hettler is putting together one or two special sessions on the use of active learning strategies in economics. Paul notes: "This is the seventh year I've created such sessions. In the past, we've seen some very interesting presentations on the use of several different strategies in principles through upper-level courses. If you are using an interesting learning strategy, others would like to hear about it. Please consider sending a brief abstract of what you are doing in for this session (Note, there are no submission fees if you send the abstract directly to me). The session will be rather informal--if you have a formal analysis comparing the learning outcomes of some active strategy to 'lectures' that's great; if you just want to describe the technique you're using and provide anecdotal evidence of it's effectiveness that is good too. In all cases, the idea is to learn more about alternative ways to get our students more involved in the learning process."Special Conference Session
Active Learning Strategies in Economics
76th International Atlantic Economic Conference
October 10-13, 2013
Numerous “active” learning strategies have been developed over the past 30 years to engage students more in the process of learning. Are you using techniques such as Team-Based Learning, Classroom Experiments, Simulations, Problem-Based Learning, Case Studies, etc. in your classes? Share your experiences and compare outcomes with others engaged in similar efforts. Papers for this special conference session can focus on describing the technique and how it is implemented, student or faculty reactions, or documented learning outcomes.
To be considered for the session, please send a 500-word abstract describing the active learning project you wish to present at the conference. Paper submission fees will be waived for participants in this session. (Conference registration fees will be required. Please see the Society web site at http://www.iaes.org for more information). To be considered, the abstract must be received by May 14, 2013.
Abstracts may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to:
Dr. Paul Hettler
Department of Business and Economics (Box 74)
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave
California, PA 15419
Call (724-938-5730) or email (email@example.com) with any questions.