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Putting yourself in the picture with an ‘ECONSelfie’: Using student-generated photos to enhance introductory economics courses

Abdullah Al-Bahrani, Kim Holder (), Rebecca L. Moryl, Patrick Ryan Murphy and Darshak Patel ()

International Review of Economics Education, 2016, vol. 22, issue C, 16-22

Abstract: Students in economics classrooms are increasingly digital natives, raised in a culture of engagement, expression and learning through online interactions using technological devices. We have turned the concept of a ‘selfie’ into an instructional tool for students to demonstrate their understanding of economic concepts, as well as to engage personally with those concepts. A student self-assessment survey supports the expectations of the literature that our ECONSelfie assignment leverages the power of visuals and narratives to help students link themselves with introductory economics material for improved learning outcomes.

Keywords: Economic education; Introductory economics; Media in education; Teaching/learning strategies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A20 A21 A22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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