Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Economics and Music

Back on June 28, 2006, I posted on topic of "Economics and Music" and linked to the Division of Labour site. Well, they've been busy and have constructed an entire page complete with pop songs, lyrics, and assignments. It's definitely worth a visit. I'll also offer my list of pop songs and economic concept. They're yours for the asking.

Any other songs you would suggest?
Thanks again to the folks at DoL.

Posted by TSchilling at April 4, 2007 12:45 PM

Tim, Thanks for this post. Your list of songs and concepts is very helpful in our work. I used to use a clip of the chorus of David Bowie's "Changes" every time we shifted a demand or supply curve in introduction to micro. I used it for a few class periods in order to emphasize the difference between shifting the curves and simply moving along them. Clips from the Spice Girls' "Wannabe" can be very effective when talking about economic wants and demand since the song repeatedly mentions "if you want". There are so many good things you can do with music to further motivate auditory learners in the economics classroom.

Posted by: Andrew H. at April 4, 2007 1:24 PM

Tim,I love the idea of teaching economics with music. Students really seem to enjoy it when you can bring things like the music they listen to into the classroom. Thanks for posting your own list as well. Although, I have to say, it dates you! Lovin' Spoonful? :)

Posted by: Amanda G. at April 4, 2007 1:42 PM

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