Women in Economics

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

Innovative Way of Teaching History of Economics: Ricardo, Darwin, Keynes, Wolf, Orwell

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

Response to the Rethinking Employers Report 2018

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

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!

Giving feedback – is it time to take advice from the professionals?

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?