“Teaching Economics as if the Real World Mattered”

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”

CTREE 2016

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

Something Special

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 – inspiration calling!

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!