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Recognising and building on freshman students' prior knowledge of economics

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Show simple item record Cameron, Michael Patrick Lim, Steven 2012-10-10T03:02:37Z 2012-10-10T03:02:37Z 2011-05
dc.identifier.citation Cameron, M.P. & Lim, S. (2011). Recognising and building on freshman students' prior knowledge of economics. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 05/11). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato. en_NZ
dc.description.abstract The results of three surveys of freshman economics students (2008-2010) at the Waikato Management School, New Zealand, suggest that incoming students have significant levels of prior economics knowledge. Given this head start in knowledge, we have expanded our freshman lecture material with more advanced content than students would normally encounter in a microeconomics principles class. This paper examines the sources of incoming students’ prior economics knowledge and discusses some of the changes made to the learning material. The changes relate principally to the links we make between students’ basic, prior economics knowledge and the more advanced learning content that demonstrates how formal economics training can add considerable value in thinking more deeply about current affairs, business issues and daily life experiences. en_NZ
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Waikato en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.rights ©2011 The Authors en_NZ
dc.subject freshman economics en_NZ
dc.subject economic literacy en_NZ
dc.subject prior learning en_NZ
dc.title Recognising and building on freshman students' prior knowledge of economics en_NZ
dc.type Working Paper en_NZ
uow.relation.series 05/11

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