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Impact of federal deficits part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Based on a fable about government debt, students identify the relevance of crowding out, monetizing a debt, external debt, and stimulus spending.

Counting GDP part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Working in small groups, students determine how 18 items are included in GDP (or if they are excluded.) Cards turned over one at a time encourage participation by all group members.

Economies of scale part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Working in groups of three, students analyze economies of scale. Each student constructs an individual short-run ATC curve, then the three students collaborate to determine if there are economies or diseconomies of scale and to create the long run ATC.

Using Note-Taking Pairs to Enhance Understanding of Difficult Concepts (such as Income and Substitution Effects) part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
A variation of the think-pair-share technique is used to reinforce understanding of the income and substitution effects associated with a price change.

A Send-a-Problem Exercise for Applying Labor Force Participation Models to Popular Press Articles part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Send-a-problem exercise used to link economic theory covered in a labor economics course with related trends exemplified in a popular press article.

Using Cooperative Peer Editing to Develop Effective Economic Research Questions part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students engage in peer editing and cooperative discussion to enhance research questions based on criteria designed to generate effective economic research questions.

Think-Pair-Share: Analyzing changes in supply & demand and predicting impacts on equilibrium part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
An exercise designed to facilitate understanding of supply and demand shifts as well as impacts on market outcomes with follow up exercises covering these and related concepts.

Send-a-problem: Making the connection between data and models part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
The send-a-problem activity helps students make a connection between real world data and theoretical models.

A Cooperative Learning Approach to Policy Debates (with Application to an Economics of Poverty and Discrimination Class) part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This activity utilizes a cooperative learning approach to in-class policy debates.

An Extended Think-Pair-Share Application: Trends in the U.S. Wage Structure part of Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This activity uses a think-pair-share approach to helping students connect observations about disparate changes in the market for skilled/unskilled labor to long-run trends in wage inequality.