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Purdue Center for Economic Education

Research

Research Areas

Using Technology to Enhance Economic Instruction. VanFossen

Presenting Data to Help Students Determine College Majors and Career Choices.  Perkis

Assessing and Assisting Student Achievement in Economics. VanFossen

Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness in Economic Education. VanFossen

Determining Synergies between Mathematics and Economic Education: Perkis

Conference Presentations and Associated Papers

VanFossen, P.J. (2016, June). Election Economics, presented at the 2016 $mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Heafner, T., VanFossen, P.J., & Fitchett, P. (April, 2016). A Multilevel Model to Identify Predictors of Students' Achievement on NAEP-Economics, paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Henning, M.B., & VanFossen, P.J. (2015, November). Best Online Resources for Teaching Economics: EconEdLink. Paper presented at the National Council for the Social Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Perkis, David F. (2015, October).  Enhancing Economic Instruction Using Techniques from Secondary Mathematics Education, presented at the CEE’s 54th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Watts, M., (2014, November). The Art of Instruction: The 100 Best Paintings for Teaching Economics. Presented at the CENGAGE 10th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, San Diego, CA.

Henning, M.B., & VanFossen, P.J. (2014, November). Thinking like an economist: Using EconEdLink. Paper presented at the National Council for the Social Studies, Boston, MA.

Flowers, B., Frost, S., Littrell, R., & VanFossen, P.J., (2014, October). App rap: Apps for teaching economics and personal finance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council on Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators, Dallas, TX.

Henning, M.B., Marri, A., Lucey, T., VanFossen, P.J., Schug, M. (2013, November). Preparing teachers to promote economics: New directions in research and pedagogy. Paper presented at the Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, St. Louis, MO.

Kozdras, D., Littrell, R., VanFossen, P.J., Yetter, E., (2013, October). App rap: Apps for teaching economics and personal finance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council on Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators, Baltimore, MD.

Other Studies

“Teaching and Assessment Methods in Undergraduate Economics: A Fifth National Quinquennial Survey.” Watts, Michael, with Georg Schaur).  The revised survey was reviewed by the AEA Committee on Economic Education and the Journal of Economic Education in January 2014.  About 6500 surveys were mailed out under the auspices of those two organizations in March 2015.