Cases on Economics Education and Tools for Educators

Cases on Economics Education and Tools for Educators

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Release Date: November, 2023|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 359
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7583-6
ISBN13: 9781668475836|ISBN10: 1668475839|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781668475843|EISBN13: 9781668475850
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Cases on Economics Education and Tools for Educators is a comprehensive resource that addresses the challenges faced by K-12 educators who are expected to teach economics without adequate resources or support. This book provides case studies and practical examples that can help educators effectively integrate economics education into their broader curriculum. The materials are written with current and future practitioners in mind, and cover a range of topics, including teaching methodologies, best practices, and pedagogical approaches that can engage all learners, including those from underrepresented groups in economics.

This book is an essential resource for education students planning to teach economics in K-12 classrooms, as well as practitioners and curriculum design professionals. The book covers a variety of subjects that can be used to create engaging lesson plans, such as pop culture, music, social media, movies, poetry, major entertainment corporations, TV shows, team-based learning, active learning, computer-based learning, alternative pedagogy, and effective use of technology in the classroom. Additionally, the book provides guidance on how to find and validate additional resources, making it a valuable tool for any educator looking to improve their teaching practices.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Pedagogy
  • Blended Learning
  • Computer-Based Learning
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Effective Use of Technology in the Classroom
  • Finding and Vetting Additional Resources
  • Gamification with the Classroom
  • Social Media
  • Team-Based Learning
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Brad Scott serves as Faculty – Economics within the Business Department under the College of Technical Programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He is also an adjunct instructor and doctoral student (D.B.A. – Economics) with the Godbold College of Business at Gardner-Webb University. Mr. Scott started writing and presenting work in K-12 economics education after beginning his teaching career with Mallard Creek STEM Academy (Charlotte, NC), a K-8 Charter School. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Southern New Hampshire University and B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Brad Scott is an active member of the American Economic Association and the National Association of Economics Educators.
Melanie E. Fox is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Purdue Center for Economic Education. She joined Purdue University's Daniels School of Business in August 2023. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, she was the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Virginia Tech. Her career of more than 20 years in economic education has included co-creating the Economic Scholars Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and developing the economics content on Khan Academy. Dr. Fox holds a B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Houston.
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