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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.

Externalities in the cashmere market: Colbert Report interview part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
In this interactive lecture, students watch a video clip from The Colbert Report that addresses pollution externalities. Students graph the market and use the write-pair-share technique, then brainstorm ways to move the market to the socially efficient equilibrium.

The Economics of Drug Legalization: A Double Entry Journal part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
The activity is designed to be an interative lecture segment during a larger interactive lecture class period. The technique demonstrated through this example is a double entry journal.

The Price Mechanism, Subjective Value and The Antiques Road Show part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
An interactive lecture segment utilizing videos from the Antiques Roadshow, designed to create an interactive experience for students and the instructor. After watching an expert appraisal of a rare/unique object students respond to discussion questions. Instructors lead the discussion toward issues of subjective value, willingness to pay, and the price mechanism.

Pro-Con-Caveat Grid part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
The pro-con-caveat activity is a quick and easy way to engage students through a more interactive lecture experience.

Using Cooperative Peer Editing to Develop Effective Economic Research Questions part of 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 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.

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.

Think-Pair-Share Activity for Understanding Price Controls part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
An exercise designed to facilitate understanding of the impacts of price controls on market outcomes, with a follow up exercise covering these and related concepts.

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