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Teaching Principles of Microeconomics

9781800374621 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mark Maier, Professor of Economics, Glendale Community College and Phil Ruder, Professor of Economics, Pacific University, US
Publication Date: January 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 462 1 Extent: c 288 pp
Abundant with practical advice and ready-to-use teaching examples, this dynamic guide will help both new and experienced instructors of Principles of Microeconomics to reconsider and refine their courses. Mark Maier and Phil Ruder assemble the wisdom of 25 eminent scholars of economic education on how best to introduce students to the discipline and inspire a long-lasting passion for microeconomics.

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Abundant with practical advice and ready-to-use teaching examples, this dynamic guide will help both new and experienced instructors of Principles of Microeconomics to reconsider and refine their courses. Mark Maier and Phil Ruder assemble the wisdom of 25 eminent scholars of economic education on how best to introduce students to the discipline and inspire a long-lasting passion for microeconomics.

Beyond offering guidance to educators on how to improve students’ learning experience, the book proposes measures for addressing many of the vexing challenges that face the economics discipline today. Chapters provide suggestions on how to capture students’ attention and ensure their continued engagement, including selecting course content that focuses on important public policy topics and pressing issues within modern society, adopting evidence-based pedagogical strategies in the classroom and online, and tackling issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline. The ideas advanced in this illuminating guide highlight the possibility of continued improvement throughout one’s teaching career.

Early career and experienced economics instructors will benefit from the practical recommendations and jargon-free advice put forward in this insightful teaching guide. It will also be of interest to deans, teaching and learning center directors, and other undergraduate institutional administrators.
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‘Maier and Ruder compile a valuable collection that will have broad appeal to educators interested in rethinking their approach to the principles of microeconomics courses. It distinguishes itself from existing volumes in that it includes multiple paradigms, explores updating content, and brings issues of diversity and inclusion to the forefront. Chapters reviewing more traditional pedagogies (such as cooperative learning and experiments) are presented with a fresh perspective and complemented with chapters describing newer approaches (using social media).’
– KimMarie McGoldrick, University of Richmond, US

‘Maier and Ruder provide an essential guide to those who are interested in revising the syllabus for Introductory Microeconomics. It provides concrete suggestions for course focus, course content, and pedagogy. The component essays are well researched, well written and challenge the reader to consider a variety of alternatives to “chalk and talk.”’
– Michael K. Salemi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US

‘Want to become a better teacher of economics? Mark Maier and Phil Ruder, along with an all-star set of contributors, reimagine introductory economics. Dive in, soak up all of the wisdom, and cleanse yourself from 20th century misconceptions of how and what to teach.’
– Dirk Mateer, University of Texas at Austin, US
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Contributors include: Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Belinda Archibong, Humberto Barreto, Olivia Bobrownicki, George Cusack, Tisha L.N. Emerson, Nathan D. Grawe, Steven Greenlaw, Simon D. Halliday, Gail M. Hoyt, Jennifer Imazeki, Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar, Mary J. Lopez, Fernando Lozano, Mark Maier, Emily C. Marshall, Martha Olney, Darshak Patel, Jack Reardon, Phil Ruder, Geoff Schneider, Rajiv Sethi, Brandon Sheridan, Scott P. Simkins, Wendy Stock, Erin A. Yetter, Homa Zarghamee
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