Happy beginning of the term! We’ve lined up two Economics Education Seminars to kick-start the new year. Please email the CTaLE programme administrator, Madeleine Adamson, if you would like to attend either. When/Where: Monday, 22nd October, 1-2pm at Malet Place Engineering Building 1.02 (co-hosted with UCL’s Centre for Engineering Education)Speaker: Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury (University … More Economics Education seminar series for Term 1 2018-19 announced!
The start of the academic year is a particularly special time for us at CTaLE, because it means the start of one of our signature projects, the First Year Challenge (FYC). First year students compete in groups to make a brief video or podcast exploring the broad theme of “capitalism, growth and inequality”. If you … More It’s #UCLFirstYearChallenge time again!
This term’s offerings have been finalized and can be found in the Economics Education Seminar Series poster. Anyone interested in economics education (or university education in general) is welcome to come, just drop us a line at the email address on the poster linked above to confirm your interest. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Questions? Email us at email@example.com
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
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”
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!