Bill Goffe

Economics

Penn State

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Discovering Economic Preconceptions using Clickers part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Student preconceptions in the economics classroom are an under-appreciated element of teaching. Here we describe how clickers can easily be used to determine student preconceptions and thus inform the instructor on the information that students bring to the classroom.

Clickers As an Alternative to Scantrons part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Clickers can be used to replace Scantron forms for exams. This can save considerable time and effort when it comes to recording scores.

Using Clickers to Inductively Construct Economic Concepts part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
This technique reverses the usual order of definitions and examples used in class to one of presenting an example or examples first and then having students "discover" the concept when asked with carefully constructed clicker questions.

Other Contribution (1)

Bill Goffe part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:About this Project:Project Participants
Professor, SUNY Oswego 416 Mahar Hall Oswego, NY 13216 bill.goffe@oswego.edu Phone:315-657-5014 Background Information I received my PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in 1990 and is an associate editor of the Journal of ...