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Teaching economic principles with analogies

Mariya Burdina and Katherine M. Sauer

International Review of Economics Education, 2015, vol. 20, issue C, 29-36

Abstract: According to the generative theory of learning, people understand new concepts by idiosyncratically relating them to prior experiences and prior stored information. This paper describes a practical strategy for using the generative learning teaching technique of analogies to help instructors assess whether students are correctly integrating new learning within the context of their prior experience. Insights from a piloting of the technique are discussed, including student perceptions.

Keywords: Economic education; Assessment; Feedback (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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