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This is a collection of teaching activities that highlight PKAL's pedagogies of engagement. It is a subset of a larger collection of teaching activities on the Pedagogies in Action site.

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Depreciation Methods part of Calibrated Peer Review:Examples
Straight-line, units-of-activity, double-declining balance depreciation methods activity.

Financial Value of Customer Satisfaction: Using a Lifetime Value Calculator part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
This online lifetime value calculator quickly demonstrates the financial value of a satisfied customer.

Exploring and Explaining Determinants of Supply and Demand: Utilizing the Think-Pair-Share Technique part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This is a two-part activity that implements an extension of the "think-pair-share" cooperative learning technique to study the determinants of supply and demand through hypothetical and real world examples.

Cooperative Learning Exercises to Teach the Gains from Trade part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This is a cooperative learning exerise that allows students to learn about comparative advantage and the gains from trade.

Impact of federal deficits part of 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 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 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 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 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.

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