Teach Economics: How Understanding Brain Science Can Help You Teach Economics

Would bringing brain science into your classroom help you teach economics? In this episode, Scott Wolla, economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, explores that question. He’s joined by Bill Goffe, an economics teaching professor at Penn State University, and Andrew Butler, an associate professor of psychology and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Both educators say that applying even a little brain science to economics lessons can help unlock students’ learning potential.

This 35-minute podcast was released Apr. 11, 2024, as a part of the Teach Economics podcast channel from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: Economics Professional Development
Resource Types: Podcast Series
Languages: English
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