One of the most labour-intensive stages of ‘flipping the classroom’ is making the recordings … unless you already have those of course. This is about a second-life for your recorded lectures of last year!
One of the highlights of CTaLE’s trip to the American Economic Association’s annual Conference on Teaching and Research in Economics Education (CTREE) in Atlanta was a workshop organized with colleagues Alvin Birdi from Bristol University and Peter Matthews from Middlebury College. The workshop, titled “Teaching Introductory Economics As if The Real World Mattered”, was a … More “Teaching Economics as if the Real World Mattered”
All views in this article are the author’s own personal views and should not be attributed to CTaLE, UCL or any other organisation that the author is associated with. Here at UCL Economics we are coming towards the end of our intensive summer exam season. Students and staff have worked really hard and for our … More What’s the value of an economics degree?
This past week my colleague, Christian Spielmann and I were in Atlanta in the US for the annual Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) organized by the American Economic Association. This conference brings together economics educators from around the world (though the majority are US-based) to present their scholarly work on teaching … More CTREE 2016
One of the fun things I got to do over the Easter break was to visit Yale University as part of the Yale-UCL Teaching and Learning Collaboration. I had taught there for a year almost 10 years ago, so going back to my old haunts and meeting old friends was a fabulous experience. I met … More Over the hills and far away
One of the projects we’re most excited about is our collaboration with the Department of Economics at Yale University. The aim of this project is to link up individual students and staff in order to share the teaching and learning experience at these two great institutions and learn from each other. As a part of … More Something Special
Research-based education – as opposed to just research-led or research-informed teaching – is an exciting initiative that UCL has recently committed to. For a large programme like Economics (our undergraduate intake each year is about 300 strong), this feels like a great opportunity but also a major challenge. Research without guidance is difficult for anyone … More Research-based education – inspiration calling!