Economics Education

Our timetable for the seminar series for Term 1 of 2016/17 is up and ready! If you’re interested in teaching and learning, feel free to come!

Happy New (Academic) Year

It’s that time of the year again – our students started classes this week, while we old hands tried to remember what worked last year and what didn’t. Here at CTaLE, we have the usual buzz around our flagship projects – the First Year Challenge has already started, with Bloomsbury witnessing scores of fresh-faced students … More Happy New (Academic) Year

Ready, steady, go! First Year Challenge about to start.

It’s the start of a new academic year and thousands of first year students are welcomed by their university departments to embark on their academic journeys. At University College London, something special is waiting for our freshers in economics: The First Year Challenge – a multimedia group assignment designed to introduce first year undergraduates to … More Ready, steady, go! First Year Challenge about to start.

“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