The Economics Network

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Economics New Lecturers Residential Workshop, November 2007


Friday 23rd-Saturday 24th November 2007


The meeting was held at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University.


A residential two-day workshop specifically designed to meet the needs of new and aspiring lecturers of economics.

The main aim of the workshop is to discuss and evaluate what makes effective teaching of economics, including lectures; seminars and small-group teaching; assessment and feedback; e-learning; module/unit design; classroom experiments and games. There will also be time at the end of the workshop to reflect on key issues and to plan next steps.

The workshop will complement any generic-based institutional courses that delegates are attending or have attended. It will also provide those working in Scotland with a background to Scottish Higher Education. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Materials from this event

View or print the programme for this event (.doc)

Assessing Learning

Slides on assessment (.ppt)


Slides on lecturing (.ppt)

Small Groups

Slides on small-group teaching (.ppt)
Brainstorm on "What makes a bad seminar/class?" (.ppt)


Slides on eLearning and VLEs

Games and Experiments

Slides on classroom experiments and games

Module Design

Slides on module design
The presenter's conference keynote on making the economic curriculum relevant