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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.

An Extended Think-Pair-Share Application: Trends in the U.S. Wage Structure part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This activity uses a think-pair-share approach to helping students connect observations about disparate changes in the market for skilled/unskilled labor to long-run trends in wage inequality.

Send-a-problem: Making the connection between data and models part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
The send-a-problem activity helps students make a connection between real world data and theoretical models.

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.

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.

Using cooperative peer editing to improve writing assignments in economics part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This peer review of writing tool helps students improve their writing by asking their peers in the class to provide feedback in a constructive manner.

Think-pair-share: Functions of money part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This cooperative learning activity helps students gain a deeper understanding of the three functions of money and provides practice applying those ideas to real-life items.

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.

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