Scott Simkins

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NC A&T State University

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Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics
This site introduces economists to innovative teaching strategies developed both within and beyond the discipline of economics. It provides instructors with the tools to begin integrating and assessing these teaching strategies in their own classrooms and promotes the sharing of teaching innovations among instructors.

Activities (2)

Making Rational Decisions in Economics - The Role of Sunk and Marginal Costs part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
This JiTT exercise uses a real-life example to pose a question to students about the nature of "rationality" as typically used in economics. In this case, the focus is on fixed vs. marginal costs and the use of marginal analysis by economists to make "rational" economic decisions. This example is also used to illustrate how to use JiTT in economics.

JiTT - Fighting Recession: 2009 part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
This is a JiTT exercise in which students apply introductory-level macroeconomic analysis to the question of how large the stimulus package put forward to Congress in early 2009 needed to be to close the recessionary gap facing the U.S. economy at that time. In particular, this exercise asks students to bring together the concepts of potential and actual GDP, recessionary gaps, fiscal policy, spending and taxing multipliers, and effects of changes in aggregate spending on employment and output.

Teaching Method Module

Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching
Original module developed by by Laura Guertin, Carol Ormand, Gregor Novak, and Andy Gavrin. Revised and enhanced by Scott Simkins with assistance from Gregor Novak, Marcelo Clerici-Arias, and Rae Jean Goodman. ...

Other Contribution

Scott Simkins part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Director, Academy for Teaching and Learning 313 Dowdy Building North Carolina A&T State University 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, NC 27411 simkinss@ncat.edu Phone: 336.334.7705, ext. 2237 Fax: ...


Events and Communities

Economics in Two Year Colleges Workshop 2011

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics Participants

Developing Modules for Teaching Economics

Spring 2012 Workshop