Five secondary schools around London were selected to take part in the new Economics Challenge modelled around the First Year Challenge. On February 11th, each school sent students from year 10 and year 11 to experience what it would be like to study economics in a university environment. Professor Antonio Cabrales, UCL Economics Head of … More Introducing the Economics Challenge 2019!
A few weeks ago, I sat down with CTaLE’s Dr. Ramin Nassehi to talk about his Economics Walk around UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. After making notes for his featured blog post (found here), he mentioned how ironic it was that though UCL’s Department of Political Economy was ground-breaking in that it hosted the first coeducational class … More Women in Economics
Since joining UCL and CTaLE, Dr. Ramin Nassehi has initiated a bespoke “Economics Walk” around Bloomsbury, London. With the UCL Economics department being the oldest in England, this walk incorporates the history of key economic figures who spent time in the area and how they are linked to present day events. It is an innovative … More Innovative Way of Teaching History of Economics: Ricardo, Darwin, Keynes, Wolf, Orwell
In the context of subject-level TEF, we at CTaLE wanted to highlight our focus on student employability through the use of hands-on methods and projects. This post is based on CTaLE’s views reflecting on the Rethinking Economics Employers Report 2018 and should not be attributed to UCL or any other associated organisation. It is more … More Response to the Rethinking Employers Report 2018
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!
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!
Year after year there are discussions about why students are dissatisfied with feedback and how we can make improvements. We are inclined in discussions to focus in on what the problems might be, talking theoretically about what good feedback is, but rarely get to the stage of considering how to make changes to implement good … More Giving feedback – is it time to take advice from the professionals?