Who's Dirk?

Dirk Mateer is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Penn State. His Principles of Economics course has helped more than 25,000 students understand and appreciate the core concepts in econ.

Dirk's use of pop culture is part of his signature teaching style. He's collected many of the resources he uses in class to help you effectively learn econ and have fun in the process.

Meet Dirk Mateer

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  • Using Media in Class
    Willingham (2009) asked, "Why do students remember everything that's on television and forget what we lecture?" The answer is because visual media helps students retain concepts an... Read Article
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