CTaLE Working Papers related to Designing Adaptable Courses. If interested, please get in touch with the respective academics of each project.
Teaching is never just an exposition of pure fact and objective knowledge as it always comes with an intent or purpose. As a result educators and students need to pay attention to the storytelling dimension of their teaching and learning. Integrating storytelling techniques into class-teaching and curriculum- or course-design can also be a powerful tool to inspire engagement and a channel through which both teacher as well as student can take ownership of the process they go through.
Adaptable Learning Design in Economics Guide
We have written a Guide with Principles, Tips and Tools on how to change an economics course so that it is adaptable and resilient to exogenous shocks such as we have experienced with COVID-19. You can also watch a video , from Dr Jenkins, on how to start thinking about adapting your course. This is Version 1 reflective of what we have learnt to date. We plan on updating the guide and welcome feedback to help us with this
Economics in the Star Wars Universe
The Star Wars Universe offers a wealth of structures and characters to explore the fantasy depiction by authors of economic and political incentives and decision-making processes, moral and ethical dilemma’s in this fictional universe, as well as the impact these depictions have on the readers of these stories and the decisions they face in the real world. As a result, not only can we find inspiration in the Star Wars story-telling for our own teaching and teaching methods, but analysing the stories can provide a context within which we can view human decision-making from “a certain point of view”.
A blog-post about the politics and economics of Star Wars story-telling:
Escapism, Popcorn entertainment? Or political film of the year?