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MISSION STATEMENT

The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups, and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers, and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs

Purdue Center for Economic Education

                                   425 West State Street

                                   West Lafayette,  IN  47907-2056 

 

 

We offer economic education training programs for K-12 teachers in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, White, and Warren Counties.  Contact us to schedule an on-site workshop for your teachers at no cost to your or your staff.

Purdue Center for Economic Education.pptx  A PowerPoint describing all of the activities of the Center - history, workshops and conferences conducted world-wide, and affiliations.

 

CENTER NEWS 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS: 

The Purdue Center for Economic Education is the recipient of the 2014 Peter V. Harrington Center of the Year Award.  This distinguished award is given each year to an Indiana Center for Economic Education in recognition of excellence in promoting economic education to teachers, students, and citizens of Indiana. \\

WORKSHOPS:  SEE LISTINGS FOR ALL CURRENT WORKSHOPS BY CLICKING THE  "Materials & Programs" TAB ABOVE

         Economics & Art:  Check out these resources:

The Purdue Center for Economic Education website on Economics and Art:

This unique website is a great tool to help teachers and the public understand economics through paintings, drawings  and engravings. This growing set of slide shows features individual artists including the Brueghels, Hokusai, Diego Rivera, and Norman Rockwell, to name a few.  The site also features slide shows on particular economic concepts.  View such topics as Capital Resources & Technology, Leisure & Recreation, Economic Functions of Government & Public Choice, and Urbanization, with discussion questions for students at the end of each show.

Please visit: https://intra.krannert.purdue.edu/sites/econandart/Pages/Home.aspx

   

Other resources:   

The Artist as Entrepreneur:  http://www.umsi.edu/continuing ed/artist/index.html

Using Art to Teach Economics.pdf - Journal of Economic Education

New and Enduring Topics and Trends in Economic Education Research, Korean Journal of Economic Education, 19 (1), 2012: 147-80 (in English)

New and Enduring Topics and Trends in Economic Education Research.pptx - PowerPoint

 

COMING SOON:  DETAILS ON THE 2015 SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS. 

Photos from 2013 Summer Workshop

 

Crawfish gameValentine ProductionJustin at the Valentine Factory

 Valentine FactoryJill with ValentineBob's Raffle

 

 

 

                                                                          

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