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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Cooperative Learning Approach to Policy Debates (with Application to an Economics of Poverty and Discrimination Class) part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This activity utilizes a cooperative learning approach to in-class policy debates.

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