About the Event
How do we measure economic inequality in Canada? Why does it matter? What causes it? These important questions are addressed in the Fraser Institute’s in-person teacher workshop, Understanding Poverty and Inequality.
At this workshop we will examine the differences between poverty, inequality, income, income mobility and wealth. With clear definitions, timely resources and easy-to-implement activities, you will leave with an understanding of what is meant by “rich” and “poor” in Canada and around the world.
This workshop will cover a selection of the lessons included in the eight lesson plan set that you will be able to take home with you to facilitate with your class. During this in-person presentation, you will be able to engage in live activities and discussions with your colleagues and the workshop facilitator. The lesson plan set will be available in both a physical booklet as well as online, downloadable files.
Speakers & Instructors
Director, UWG Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and Senior Lecturer of Economics, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia.
Kim Holder is the Director of the University of West Georgia’s (UWG) Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy and a Senior Lecturer of Economics in the Richards College of Business (RCOB). She’s an alumnus of UWG and Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
Holder’s academic research focuses on creatively teaching with media and social media to break down barriers to economics education. She created the National Rockonomix Contest (Journal of Economic Education) along with other innovative techniques (“Putting Yourself in the Picture with an ECONSelfie”, International Review of Economic Education, “Art of Econ: Incorporating the Arts through Active Learning Assignments in Principles Courses”, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, and “The Economics of The Hunger Games”, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education) in order to engage today’s students. She is also the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Macroeconomics (W.W. Norton) and the Digital Implementation Guide for Mankiw’s Principles of Economics (Cengage), instructional resources for teaching economists.
Her work in economics education has been nationally recognized by the National Economics Teaching Association’s Best in Class Award, the National Association of Economics Educators’ Rising Star Award, and the Best of the West Employee of the Year Award for the University of West Georgia. Kim also gives back to her community through service on the boards of the Journal of Economics Teaching, the Association of Private Enterprise Education, the Journal of Private Enterprise, and the UWG Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees.close
M. Scott Niederjohn is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Free Enterprise at Concordia University near Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Niederjohn holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Professor Niederjohn has published more than sixty journal articles, monographs, reports, and curriculum materials and co-authored two books: Economic Episodes in American History from Wohl Publishing and Teachers Can be Financially Fit by Springer.
Professor Niederjohn’s research and teaching interests are concentrated in the areas of economic education, public policy analysis, applied microeconomics and sports economics. He serves on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council for Financial Literacy, and has received the Governors Financial Literacy Award in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2018.
During the fall of 2013, Professor Niederjohn was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Luxembourg. He serves on the board of the (National) Association of Private Enterprise Education. Professor Niederjohn was recognized in the December 2014 issue of Money Magazine for his work in the shaping the national landscape of financial education curriculum.close