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Cooperative Learning Activities and Understanding Real Economy
Cooperative Learning Activities and Understanding Real Economy

Author(s): Maria Liana Lăcătuş
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: International Monetary Fund; cooperative learning; IMF supported programs; incentives to learn; expert groups; teaching and learning groups; active learning activities

Summary/Abstract: The main challenge for professors who conduct in-service teacher training for teachers with different backgrounds is to identify a common domain of interest in order to discuss specific issues of teaching a particular subject. In the 2009 course we conducted at the Department for Teacher Training in The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies we thought that economic processes that affect our daily life could be the connecting factor in a diverse group, especially during recession periods of time when people are more interested than usual in understanding economy and economic public policies. In spring 2009, the Romanian government started negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a loan that would help Romania in the crisis, which was discussed a lot in the media and many controversial opinions were expressed by representatives, decision makers and different public personalities. In this context, at our post-university course we conduct a session focused on the IMF. The lesson "What is the International Monetary Fund and What Does It Do?" demonstrated how effective cooperative learning activities are.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 195-199
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English