History of Economic Thought
History of Economic Thought ECON 365
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Learning Techniques Student Survey Spring 2007 Econ 365 History of Economic Thought Kirsten K Madden Professor Please provide the following general information this information will be used to evaluate differences across student responses regarding the various learning techniques Total Credits Completed at MU Overall GPA through Fall 2006 semester through Fall 2006 semester Number of Credits taken during this Spring 2007 semester Do you have a major in economics Yes No Do you have a minor in economics Yes No Gender Female Male What motivated you to do the work required in Econ 365 this semester GPNcompleting requirements for graduation or innate interestdesire to learn the subject matter For the overall level of motivation you had in this class what percent would you attribute to each of these factors Notes If you add another motivating factor please describe what it is below after the word other Your numbers should sum to 100 Motivator this factor contributed to your Innate Instructions We applied a number of techniques to support learning in the history of economic thought this semester Please take time to fill out this survey and provide feedback concerning each technique In your survey responses please provide your best estimate of the typical or average outcome resulting from the application of each technique When lling out tables please mark X inside a box please don t mark X on the lines of the boxes Please add additional comments concerning any of the speci c techniques after lling out the corresponding tables Note I am especially interested in comments concerning the interpretive discussion technique as it compares to other learning techniques To refresh your memory examples are provided of each technique that was applied in class discevalsO7doc 1 of7 5142009 discevalsO7doc 2 of7 5142009 Examples of the Specific Techniques Lecture Smith Book III on the Natural Progress to Opulence Malthus Theory of Population Overview of Robert Owen s New View of Society Overview of Karl Marx s economic ideas all of John Maynard Keynes s ideas Directed reading assignment Examples a multipage assignment on Smith Chs 810 asking you to answer speci c questions such as List three reasons Smith gives to explain why masters have the advantage in disputes with workers over issues like wages b all homework questions for Gandhi 3 Economic Thought Chain of causeandeffect quot 39 David Ricardo s theory of distribution of wages pro t and rent and onset of the ultimate stationary state done in class in teams I39 39I Intemretive question cluster Approximately 10 questions given per reading before class for students to answer with all of the questions supporting a primary interpretive question After inclass discussion students were asked to revise answers to the primary interpretive question Examples of the primary interpretive questions Smith Chs 13 According to Smith why does an increase in living standards for the common man depend upon cooperation Smith Chs 47 According to Smith who if anyone has justi able rights to claim the value generated in exchange Robert Owen According to Owen how is it that if one s innate desire for selfhappiness or selflove is directed by true knowledge it will generate the maximum sustainable wellbeing for all Karl Marx Why according to Marx must private property be abolished when the system of bourgeois production is supplanted by communism John Ruskin Why does John Ruskin advocate a political economy that is based in justice and What does Ruskin really mean by justice Fourpart analvsis of ideasexplain applv ethical evaluation personal reaction Ruskin team project Student teams were assigned a selection of 6 out of 30 ideas from the reading Students reviewed the reading out of class and wrote up responses to the fourpart questions explain the idea apply it to the present evaluate the ethical foundations of the idea and provide a personal reaction to the idea One class period was used to discuss a small selection of the ideas After class all of the student answers were posted on Blackboard Examples of the assigned ideas just payment time for time strength for strength and skill for skill Ruskin was proprivate property adding an important stipulation that the rich have no right to the property of the poor and de nition of valuable that which leads to life with its whole strength independent of opinion and of quantity Inclass concept quiz on Heilbroner Chs 1211 what was the economic revolution on Heilbroner s coverage of Malthus and Ricardo what was Malthus s main point in his Principle on Population what were the corn laws etc disceva1507doc 3 of 7 5142009 Pre class preparation time that you devoted to prepare for use of technique provide an average estimate of how much time you devoted before coming to class to prepare using the speci c technique for one assignment time in minutesimark X under the closest approximation per technique Note 120 minutes 2 hours 180 minutes 3 hours if gt210 write the average number of minutes you spent 0 30 60 90 120 150180 gt210 Lecture Directed reading Chain of causeandeffect quot Interpretive question cluster discussion technique 4part analysis explain apply ethical evaluation react Inclass concept quiz Exam 17 inclass Exam Hiquestions provided before the inclass exam Post class absorption time that you devoted to use of technique provide an average estimate of how much time you devoted after leaving class to understand the material covered using the speci c technique for one assignment Time in minutesimark X under the closest approximation per technique Note 120 minutes 2 hours 180 minutes 3 hours if gt210 write the average number of minutes you spent 0 30 60 90 120 150180 gt210 Lecture Directed reading Chain of causeandeffect diagramming Interpretive question cluster discussion technique 4part analysis explain apply ethical evaluation react Inclass concept quiz Exam 17 inclass Exam Hiquestions provided before the inclass exam Comments on time spent with each technique discevalsO7doc 4 of7 5142009 Clarity of Insight and Depth of Understanding 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Lecture Exam exam Comments on clarity of insightdepth of understanding Retention content 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Lecture Exam Comments on retention discevalsO7doc 5 of7 5142009 Amount of confusion content 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Lecture Exam exam Comments on confusion while applying technique How much of the confusion concerning content material was resolved after application of the 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Comments on the amount of confusion resolved after application of technique Number of unresolved questions content 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 material after of Low Medium Exam If Comments on unresolved questions discevalsO7doc 6 of7 5142009 Level of interest stimulated content 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Lecture Exam Comments on level of interest stimulated Overall Ranking of Techniques Rank the techniques from 1 t0 8 where would you most highly recommend for future use in economics courses Most recommended technique 1 Why did you give these rankings discevalsO7doc 7 of7 5142009 For the following openended questions please feel free to also consider the ethics paper you are currently working on Was there any technique that was particularly good in your opinion Why Was there any technique that was particularly bad in your opinion Why Regardless of the difference in time spent on various techniques which technique did you like the best and why Regardless of the difference in time spent on various techniques which technique did you learn from the most and why