A Great Teaching Web Site!

31A Great Teaching Web Site!

I came across this while cruising the web. Professor Steffens has the class turn in their work as comments on his topic. I read some of the student work and enjoyed it. I wanted to quote some for my posts but I wasn’t sure how Professor Steffens would feel about, you know, professional courtesy.

This is a great teaching method and it’s a fun read to see what the students can make of current journalism.

James Pilant


Economics for the School of Journalism

Extra credit for spring 2013

Economic news is everywhere, and your job is to find it and relate it to our Hubbard and O’Brien text.

Find an article in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or USA Today. You can find these articles on line.  Summarize the article and relate it to our text. You can see what other students have done as a guide. We’re looking for four-five paragraph posts. Each post is 3 points, and you can do 4, for a total of 12 points!

All you have to do is find your article, write about it, with a link and make sure I know your pawprint!  I left a few from last semester to show you the way…To Post — just type your comments into the REPLY window at the end of the other posts…

Prof. Steffens

From around the web.

From the web site, Real-world Economics Review Blog.


In 2001 French economics students petitioned their professors for a more realistic and pluralist teaching of economics. Since then, several books have been written on how to teach pluralist economics, including John Groenewegen’s Teaching Pluralism in Economics (Edward Elgar, 2007); Edward Fullbrook’s Pluralist Economics (Zed, 2009) and Jack Reardon’s Handbook of Pluralist Economics Education (Routledge, 2009). A new journal exclusively devoted to discussing how to implement pluralism in the classroom – the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education – was founded by Jack Reardon. And several global organizations- the World Economic Association, the Association of Heterodox Economics, besides the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, for example – have emphasized the need for changes in economics curriculum.

Considering this background, this blog welcomes all the attempts that emphasize the need for further changes in teaching economics.