KM McGoldrick

University of Richmond

Project Leader, Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

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.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (6)

Using Cooperative Peer Editing to Develop Effective Economic Research Questions part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics: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.

A Send-a-Problem Exercise for Applying Labor Force Participation Models to Popular Press Articles part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics: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 Note-Taking Pairs to Enhance Understanding of Difficult Concepts (such as Income and Substitution Effects) part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics: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.

Think-Pair-Share: Analyzing changes in supply & demand and predicting impacts on equilibrium part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics: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.

Understanding the Impact of (Fiscal and Monetary) Policy: Using the Send-A-Problem Technique part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Where Do I Begin? Using Think-Pair-Share to Initiate the Problem Solving Process part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
This exercise uses the Think-Pair-Share technique to initiate the problem-solving process. It focuses on a common first step in economic problem solving: identifying relevant and irrelevant information.

Teaching Method Module (1)

Classroom Response Systems part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Classroom Response Systems
(or better known as "clickers") This module was initially developed by Joe Calhoun, Florida State University, then enhanced with the valuable assistance from S. Raj Chaudhury, Shelby Frost, Bill Goffe, ...