EconEd 2018 Agenda

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We are pleased to announce that Darshak Patel will be our MC for EconEd 2018.



1:00 - 1:10 PMDarshak Patel, Master of CeremoniesWelcome
1:15 - 1:40 PMSteven Pearlstein“A different way of teaching economics principles to non-economics majors”
1:45 - 2:10 PMIrene Foster"I am Just Not a Math Person" and Other Obstacles in the Principles Classroom
2:15 - 2:40 PMRyan Herzog

"Using Macroeconomics to teach Data Visualization."

This talk will focus on assignments that introduce students to the basics of data exploration, manipulation, and visualization. I will present a couple of homework assignments and introduce the tools to create data infographics with examples from my class.

2:45 - 3:10 PMRobin Wells"Your Brain on Economics: What Cognitive Neuroscience Can Tell Us About How to Teach Economics"
3:10 - 3:30 PMNABreak
3:30 - 4:20 PM

Panelists: Jim Booker, Smita Ramnarain, Alex Gainer, & Stephen Rubb


Moderator: Matthew Davis

Panel: "When to teach market power in a principles course? Beginning, End, Everywhere?"
4:25 - 4:35 PMJose VazquezActive Learning with iClicker/REEF
4:40 - 5:05 PMEric Chiang“Beyond Bullet Points: Enhancing PowerPoint Slides for Better Student Engagement”
5:10 - 6:10 PMTyler Cowen, Paul KrugmanInterview: Tyler Cowen and Paul Krugman
6:10 - 7:00 PMNACocktail Reception
7:00 PMNADinner




7:30 - 8:30 AM
8:30 - 8:40 AM
8:40 - 9:05 AM
Betsey StevensonWhy do Governments Intervene If They Always Create Deadweight Loss? How Can We Teach Government
Intervention More Realistically
9:10 - 9:35 AMJosh Staveley-O’CarrollRunning an innovative market for extra credit in classrooms
9:40 - 9:50 AMJose VazquezActive Learning with iClicker/REEF
9:50 -10:05 AMNABreak
10:05 - 10:55 AM

Panelists: Clare Battista, Solina Lindahl, Katie E. Lotz

Panel: “Equity and Inclusion in the Economics Classroom”

This panel will focus on increasing equity and inclusion in the economics classroom through pedagogical innovation, course redesign, and rethinking the introductory economics curriculum. While the focus will be on inclusive practices and designs that increase the number of women undergraduate economics majors, these innovations also tend to make economics more attractive and accessible to a wider variety of students.

11:00 - 11:25 AMMike Enz

"How and Why the Science of Learning Changed My Classroom."

The disciplines of neuroscience, biology, and cognitive psychology provide a wide range of research on how our students learn. In the book Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, James Lang provides readers with many small teaching techniques that apply the knowledge learned from this research. This presentation provides several of these small teaching techniques applied to a Principles of Microeconomics course and an Intermediate Microeconomics course. In addition to the particular techniques and feedback from students, there is a focus on the decision to change the approach of instruction after almost 20 years of teaching economics.

11:30 - 11:55 AMScott SumnerThe concept of "never reason from a price change"
11:55 - 12:00Closing Remarks
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