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Faculty Research Published in International Economics Journal

A Pennsylvania College of Technology faculty member’s research on the use of cooperative learning as an alternative to lectures in economics courses was published in International Advances in Economic Research.

The paper, by Chip D. Baumgardner, associate professor of business administration/management, was published in the September 2015 issue of the journal, which is published by the International Atlantic Economic Society. His paper is titled “Cooperative Learning as a Supplement to the Economics Lecture.”

Chip D. Baumgardner
Chip D. Baumgardner

“As a teaching tool, (cooperative learning) provides many of the benefits necessary for efficient education, including improvements in group work, critical thinking, individual responsibility, communication and interpersonal relationships,” Baumgardner writes.

He presents the results of a number of exercises used in microeconomics and macroeconomics courses.

Baumgardner holds a doctorate from George Mason University, master’s degrees from Penn State and Shippensburg universities, and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

The International Atlantic Economic Society’s mission is to facilitate communication among economists and financial specialists by promoting the field of economics globally and to foster the intellectual development of professional economists and others interested in economics by sponsoring and publishing articles for international dissemination.

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