Exploring Collaborative Learning in Economics with Visual Aids

Charity Case: A Class Competition that Combats Economics Students’ Proclivity Toward Self-Interested Behavior (Owings-Edwards)
May 25, 2021

The literature on economics teaching has been advocating a pedagogical shift away from the traditional “chalk and talk” for more than two decades. One suggestion is to apply collaborative learning in teaching economics. This pedagogical approach can be implemented in class through viewing movies together as a group to motivate student interest and to encourage active engagement with peers in sharing knowledge. This paper aims to explore how benefits from the collaborative learning approach can be realized through teaching economics with the movie Lord of the Flies. Suggestions for the implementation plan and discussion questions will be provided.

Ambrose Leung and Hiroyo Nakagawa