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?
We are currently only about 24 hours away from the premiere of Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens, depending a little on your geographic location, high time to explain why in the past weeks, months and actually years I have been using Star Wars as a teaching tool. What is the point of doing … More Using Star Wars in teaching your Economics classes?