We are pleased to announce that Darshak Patel will be our MC for EconEd 2018.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
|1:00 - 1:10 PM||Darshak Patel, Master of Ceremonies||Welcome|
|1:15 - 1:40 PM||Steven Pearlstein||“A different way of teaching economics principles to non-economics majors”|
|1:45 - 2:10 PM||Irene Foster||"I am Just Not a Math Person" and Other Obstacles in the Principles Classroom|
|2:15 - 2:40 PM||Ryan 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 PM||Robin Wells||"Your Brain on Economics: What Cognitive Neuroscience Can Tell Us About How to Teach Economics"|
|3:10 - 3:30 PM||NA||Break|
|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 PM||Jose Vazquez||Active Learning with iClicker/REEF|
|4:40 - 5:05 PM||Eric Chiang||“Beyond Bullet Points: Enhancing PowerPoint Slides for Better Student Engagement”|
|5:10 - 6:10 PM||Tyler Cowen, Paul Krugman||Interview: Tyler Cowen and Paul Krugman|
|6:10 - 7:00 PM||NA||Cocktail Reception|
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018
7:30 - 8:30 AM
8:30 - 8:40 AM
8:40 - 9:05 AM
|Betsey Stevenson||Why do Governments Intervene If They Always Create Deadweight Loss? How Can We Teach Government|
Intervention More Realistically
|9:10 - 9:35 AM||Josh Staveley-O’Carroll||Running an innovative market for extra credit in classrooms|
|9:40 - 9:50 AM||Jose Vazquez||Active Learning with iClicker/REEF|
|9:50 -10:05 AM||NA||Break|
|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 AM||Mike 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 AM||Scott Sumner||The concept of "never reason from a price change"|
|11:55 - 12:00||Closing Remarks|