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Experiential Learning with Experiments

Henrik Egbert and Vanessa Mertins ()

International Review of Economic Education, 2010, vol. 9, issue 2, 59-66

Abstract: This paper discusses the implementation of experiential learning techniques in a behavioural economics class. In order to deepen students' understanding of both behavioural economics and the experimental approach to research students in the course developed and conducted variants of economic experiments. We believe that the process of designing and implementing the experiments fostered a better understanding of the material than simply participating in classroom experiments would have done. Students worked in small groups to develop their versions of the experiments. Thus, the complete process promoted genuine active learning by engaging the students both individually and collectively.

Date: 2010
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