Diversifying the use of pop culture in the classroom: using K-pop to teach principles of economics

Jadrian J. Wooten, Wayne Geerling, Angelito Calma

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Economic educators have been teaching with pop culture for decades, but no primary work has identified media from foreign-language sources. We provide three teaching guides that capitalize on the growth of Korean popular music and can be integrated into the principles curriculum. The three artists chosen – BTS, BLACKPINK and EXO-CBX – have huge global followings. Each online music video provides English subtitles and economic content. We provide summaries and discussion questions for educators wishing to use the music videos in their classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100220
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Review of Economics Education
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Inclusive teaching
  • Media
  • Music
  • Teaching economics

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