The behavioral economics of instructional decision making

Cory Hixson, Stephanie Cutler, James J. Pembridge

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Abstract

Faculty members' decisions to alter teaching practices is often driven and restricted by both institutional and personal factors [1]. When examining these factors, faculty make judgments as a mechanism to evaluate the cost-benefit of enacting such a change. Behavioral economics concepts, such as satisficing, meliorating, path dependence, and bounded rationality [2], provide a lens to examine if and how faculty decide to alter a teaching practice or implement an evidence-based instructional practice. This special session engages participants in an agent-based simulation to examine faculty members' responses to stimuli that may affect their decision to change their instructional practices. The simulation will result in a model that can be used by faculty and instructional specialists to further analyze and support the use of evidence-based instructional practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe Crossroads of Engineering and Business
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017904
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016 - Erie, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2016Oct 15 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityErie
Period10/12/1610/15/16

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Teaching
Decision making
decision making
Economics
economics
Lenses
teaching practice
path dependence
simulation
Costs
rationality
evidence
stimulus
costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Hixson, C., Cutler, S., & Pembridge, J. J. (2016). The behavioral economics of instructional decision making. In FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business [7757666] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757666
Hixson, Cory ; Cutler, Stephanie ; Pembridge, James J. / The behavioral economics of instructional decision making. FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE).
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Hixson, C, Cutler, S & Pembridge, JJ 2016, The behavioral economics of instructional decision making. in FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business., 7757666, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, vol. 2016-November, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016, Erie, United States, 10/12/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757666

The behavioral economics of instructional decision making. / Hixson, Cory; Cutler, Stephanie; Pembridge, James J.

FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. 7757666 (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2016-November).

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Hixson C, Cutler S, Pembridge JJ. The behavioral economics of instructional decision making. In FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. 7757666. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757666