CTREE 2016

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

Something Special

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 – 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?

By Dr Cloda Jenkins, Senior Teaching Fellow and Co-Founder CTaLE[1] 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 … More Giving feedback – is it time to take advice from the professionals?