Workshop on Teaching Development Economics, May 2008
a workshop to share ideas on syllabus, teaching methods and assessment
Wednesday 21 May 2008, 10.30am - 4pm
Room G27, Senior Common Room, Department of Economics, 90 Vincent Drive,
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.
Overview of Workshop
This is an opportunity for those teaching development economics, or those planning to teach it, to share ideas on curriculum contents, teaching methods and assessment. Participants are encouraged to bring teaching materials with them, such as module handbooks, reading lists, seminar exercises, exam papers and other forms of assessment.
|10.30||Arrival: coffee and registration|
|11.00||Introduction and purposes of workshop|
|11.10||Introductory exercise: "spot the LDCs"|
|11.45||Small groups to share and critique each other's syllabuses and reading lists: note issues arising.|
|12.30||Plenary to feedback from small groups|
|13.30||Presentation on activities and resources of the Economics Network|
|13.50||Small groups to share and critique each other's teaching methods and assessment: note issues arising (similar pattern to morning session)|
|15.00||Plenary to feedback from small groups|
|15.20||Two 'show and tell' sessions of innovations in teaching development economics|
|15.50||Using a Wiki on the Economics Network site to share resources|
The workshop is led by Dr Peter Smith from the University of Southampton, whose research interests are in the field of development economics. He has had many years' experience in teaching development economics to undergraduates and in PhD supervision in the field. Peter is Deputy Head of School and an Associate of the Economics Network.
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