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Developments in Economics Education 2023

DEE 2023 slides and presentation materials

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To see the sessions in programme order, see the PDF programme.

Active learning

The Xs, the Ys, the Zs: Challenges in internalising generational gaps in teaching

Presentation by Katerina Raoukka & Andri Kyrizi (University of Cyprus)

Empowering students for active economic citizenship: Enhancing financial proficiency through experimental learning in a university with a focus on diversity and inclusion

Presentation by Ekaterina Ipatova (University of Roehampton)

Assessing the impact of peer evaluation in assessed group work

Presentation by Jon Guest & Robert Riegler (Aston University)

AI and Higher Education

Language models and AI in economic education: Unpacking the risks and opportunities

Presentation by Tomasz Kopczewski & Ewa Weychert (University of Warsaw)

Assessment and feedback

The death of exams? Grade inflation and student satisfaction when coursework replaces exams

Presentation by Petar Stankov (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Essays in Economics in ICU: Resuscitate or Pull the Plug?

Presentation by Mary Dawood, Maria Psyllou & Kamilya Suleymenova (University of Birmingham)

Gradescope: Improving marking and feedback in economics courses

Presentation by Antonio Mele & Dimitra Petropoulou (London School of Economics)

Videos as a form of assessment in Economics

Presentation by Dimitrios Minos & Cheng Cheng (King’s College London)

Pedagogical implications of group work as assessments

Presentation by Arpita Ghosh (University of Exeter), Atisha Ghosh (University of Warwick), Anastasia Papadopoulou (University of Bristol)

Classroom practice and student engagement

Economics teaching in the post-COVID classroom

Presentation by Alice Cahill, Christine Cross, Danielle Guizzo, Simon D. Halliday, Annika Johnson, & Christian Spielmann (University of Bristol)

Sparking joy in economics teaching

Keynote by Gail Hoyt (University of Kentucky)

Course design

Examining the outcomes of switching Economics 1 to the Core syllabus in the same year of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptions

Presentation by Liezl Nieuwoudt, Gideon du Randt & Sophia du Plessis (Stellenbosch University)

Investigating the link between students' learning intentions and their learning outcomes, experience, and performance

Presentation by Erkal Ersoy, Rachel Forshaw & Suzanne Lampert (Heriot-Watt University)

Curriculum and content

Incorporating values and value judgements into economics teaching

Workshop by Jamie Barker, Sam de Muijnck, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah & Joris Tieleman (Centre for Economy Studies)

Educational resources

Improving Student Comprehension Through Interactive Model Visualization

Workshop by Simon D. Halliday (University of Bristol), Christopher Makler (Stanford University), Douglas McKee (Cornell University), and Anastasia Papadopoulou (University of Bristol)

How Diverse is Your Reading List? An Analysis of BSc Economics Curriculum

Presentation by Dunli Li, William Nguyen & Aureo de Paula

Using an online interactive textbook for content delivery in large quantitative units

Presentation by Ralf Becker (University of Manchester)

The use of social networks to implement a research-led curriculum

Presentation by Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez (University of Manchester) & William Tayler (Lancaster University)

Panel: Innovations in teaching CORE Econ

Panel by Luz Marina Arias (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics), Lavinia Moldovan (Mount Royal University), Aselia Urmanbetova (Georgia Institute of Technology) & Matteo De Tina (University of Bath)

Employability and entrepreneurship

Pay dynamics of work placements: The case of economics graduates

Presentation by Panagiotis Arsenis (University of Surrey) & Miguel Flores (National College of Ireland)

Diversity and human capital accumulation in higher education

Presentation by Anthi Chondrogianni & Ahmed Pirzada (University of Bristol)

Working while studying: an exploration of the drivers leading students to seek employment over the course of their degree

Presentation by Laura Harvey, Fabio Arico & Ritchie Woodard (University of East Anglia)

Experiments, games and role-play

Gamification - F2F, Online, Synchronous? A Case Study Comparison

Presentation by Matthew Olczak (Aston Business School, Aston University) and Chris M. Wilson (Loughborough Business School, Loughborough University)

Global challenges

Using COIL to address global economic challenges

Presentation by Liliana Harding (UEA), Isabel Rodriguez-Tejedo (U. Navarra) & Bryan Buckley (U. Illinois Urbana Champaign)

HE sector

Evaluating the impact of fees on student satisfaction through the NSS

Presentation by Steven Proud & Stefania Simion (University of Bristol)

The forgotten research academics: The academic career structures of research academics within business schools in teaching focused institutions in the UK

Presentation by Laura Muncey & Denise Hawkes (Anglia Ruskin University)

Advancing the teaching of economics: An international study of economics faculty positions focused on teaching and the scholarship of teaching

Presentation by Tisha Emerson (Baylor University), Fabio Arico, Alvin Birdi, Avi J. Cohen (York University, Canada), Caroline Elliott, Gail Hoyt (University of Kentucky), Cloda Jenkins, Ashley Lait, Jennifer Murdock (University of Toronto), Christian Spielmann

Learning environment

Common ground: Using authenticity to make connections in teaching

Presentation by Michael Reynolds & Stacey Mottershaw (University of Leeds)

Exact, information-dense graphs for economics lectures and assessments: why and how?

Presentation by Luc Bridet (University of St Andrews)

Peer teaching

Teaching data analysis and econometrics asynchronously with social media and peer support

Presentation by Mathilde Peron, Lilian Joy, Michael Thornton, Annabel Tompson (University of York)

Adventures in pair programming

Presentation by Annika Johnson, Anastasia Papadopoulou & Stefania Simion (University of Bristol)

The effect of a flipped classroom where students work on exercises in groups during class time

Presentation by Yasukazu Ichino (Ritsumeikan University)


“An exam by any other name...": Understanding the role of A-levels in students' assessment expectations

Workshop by Annika Johnson, Steven Proud & David Thornthwaite (University of Bristol)

Publishing research

Ask the editors

Panel by Steven Proud (University of Bristol), David McCausland (University of Aberdeen), Caroline Elliott (University of Warwick) & Gail Hoyt (University of Kentucky)

Small-group teaching

Group Work positivity

Workshop by Cloda Jenkins (Imperial College London)

Student support

Information Interventions to Counter Procrastination

Presentation by Panos Giannarakis, Emanuela Lotti and Jana Sadeh (University of Southampton)

Economics students’ perception of academic challenge and its relationship to student wellbeing

Presentation by Ros O'Leary (University of Bristol)

Becoming the confident learner: insights from an exploratory quantitative analysis of in-module data

Presentation by Andrew Mearman, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski, Peter Hughes & Michael Reynolds (University of Leeds)

Does nudging higher education students improve attendance? A quasi-natural experiment

Presentation by Carlos Cortinhas (University of Exeter)

Subject Benchmark Statement

The 2023 QAA Economics Subject Benchmark Statement - what's new and why is it important?

Panel by Parama Chaudhury (University College London), Alvin Birdi (University of Bristol & Economics Network), Dimitra Petropoulou (London School of Economics), Denise Hawkes (Anglia Ruskin University & Royal Economic Society)

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in teaching economics at HE level (whether to economics or other students), especially:

- Lecturers in higher and further education
- Graduate teaching assistants
- Library and information staff
- Teaching support staff
- Staff developers

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