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Understanding and appreciating Economics using pop culture!

July 5, 2012

Dirk Mateer, a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Penn State, uses pop culture in principle economics courses to help students understand and appreciate core concepts. He has collected many resources to help students learn economics and have fun in the process. At his site you will find television, film, and lecture clips to introduce many topics in economics. You will also find teaching ideas. For example, one of his recommendation is to play music before class to get students attention! He has a large media library. Explore Dirk’s website and you will make economics not only fun but an educational experience students will always remember. Click here and meet Dirk on youtube. Access his website

Dirk provides an introduction to media, games and activities in the classroom in the following video:


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