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Offer meaningful content in all courses.
Provide opportunities for students to use economics to examine issues important to them. e.g.,
- The intro course, especially, should link to students’ existing knowledge and experiences.
- Refer to real, consequential economic issues when introducing economic concepts and tools. Avoid using beer-vs.-pizza-type examples.
- Regularly connect intermediate theory course material to real problems.
- Ask students to connect a new concept, such as opportunity cost or marginal benefit, to a setting meaningful to them.
- Use some class time to present brief summaries of a wide range of empirical studies in economics.
- Create space for a range of interests, but don’t assume certain topics are women’s issues.
Additional suggestions for course content
- Offer content or whole Courses on Poverty and Inequality.
- Include Heterodox theories of economics.
- Consider this classic article with some good suggestions .
- Assign readings from the Feminist Economics Research Notes.
- Share the AEA's new video on careers in economics.
- Share the AEA's Research Highlights.
- Offer meaningful content in all courses.
- Teach with nuance.