Articles by Natalia Smirnova, PhD
Our founder, Col. E.C. Harwood, would be proud of AIER for promoting Jon Dewey’s learning-by-doing approach and disseminating this work around the world through contributing to a new book.
In keeping with Harwood’s practice of teaching the new generation of students to conduct high-quality applied economic research, AIER is setting a national example in establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and practitioners.
AIER continues to pursue the educational ideas of our founder, Col. E.C. Harwood, who believed that educating the educators advances the institute’s mission.
AIER’s founder, Col. E.C. Harwood, was an admirer of John Dewey’s ideas on education. And now Dewey’s ideas about the functions a teacher performs in the classroom are alive within AIER’s Teach-the-Teachers Initiative program.
At a recent annual conference of the Council for Economic Education, a lesson on unemployment was presented by Vicki L. Fuhrhop, a teacher at Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Ill, who is an alumna from the 2016 Chicago class. She joins the roster of teachers who implemented lesson ideas from our workshops in their classrooms.