Cengage Learning Announces Winners of the 2012 Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Awards

Recipients Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Economics Education

Stamford, CT, October 25, 2012— Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today announced three outstanding Economist Educators who received awards in Cengage Learning’s first annual Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award. The awards are meant to recognize and reward innovation and notable ideas for teaching economics.

Instructors submitted their best ideas for teaching and peers voted on their favorites. A panel of Economist Educators reviewed the submissions and rated those receiving the most votes. This year, three winners were selected:

First Place – Alan Grant, Baker University
Entry: Using Game Theory & Collective Action Experiments to Teach the Economics of Social Issues
Prize: $2,000 prize, $2,000 to his department and a trip to the 8th Annual Economics Teaching Conference to present his submission


Second Place – Fadhel Kaboub, Denison University
Entry: Denison Volunteer Dollars: The Currency of Civic Engagement
Prize: $1,000 and a trip to the 8th Annual Economics Teaching Conference to present his submission


Third Place – Becca Arnold, San Diego Mesa College
Entry: Visualizing The Economy Using Interactive Maps
Prize: $500 and a copy of the International Handbook for Teaching and Learning Economics by KimMarie McGoldrick and Gail Hoyt


“We are proud to present these outstanding instructor’s with the first annual Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award,” said Cindy Cook, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage Learning. “These instructors offer unique perspectives and innovative ideas for engaging students in today’s Economics classroom and we are happy to recognize their efforts and share their expertise with others in the field.”
For more information on the 8th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, scheduled for November 8th and 9th in Orlando, FL, visit: http://www.cengagesites.com/Economics/993/economics-teaching-conference/  This conference is an academic partnership between Cengage Learning and the Gulf Coast Economics Association. There will be 35 academic sessions by some of the most creative economics instructors in the country as well as keynotes by some of the best economists in the world.


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