publication . Article . 2015

Reflections on ten years of using economics games and experiments in teaching

Guest, J;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Nov 2015 Journal: Cogent Economics & Finance (issn: 2332-2039, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Abstract
In this paper, the author reflects on his 10 years’ experience of using games and experiments and in the process develops a type of practitioner’s guide. The existing quantitative and qualitative evidence on the impact of using games on student learning is reviewed. On balance, a positive effect, on measures of attainment, is found in the literature. Given these findings, it is surprising that there is also evidence in the UK and US that they are not widely used. Some factors are discussed that might deter tutors from employing them. Unsurprisingly, one of these is the additional cost, which might make the use of online games seem more attractive, given the way ...
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free text keywords: active learning, economic games and experiments, public good games, HG1-9999, economic tools for teaching, learning by doing, HB1-3840, voluntary contribution mechanism, Finance, online vs. paper-based games, Economic theory. Demography, ddc:330
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publication . Article . 2015

Reflections on ten years of using economics games and experiments in teaching

Guest, J;