Good economics tutors know that they cannot “force it in”. Students are naturally interested learners and enjoy finding out about new things and are adept at memorizing certain information, as witnessed by their quick acquisition of the latest movies, gadgets, toys, celebrity gossips. When interest is high, the information is easily retained. Positive motivation is critical in promoting deep and lasting learning.
Similarly the good economics tutor must make the information understood in terms of its usefulness. Standing and delivering information can only go so far. It must be accompanied by the active participation of students in experiencing some information gathering, using and sharing.
Hence I like to use real life examples to relate to the economics teachings. After all, whats the use of learning so much theory but not being able to apply them?