Residential Workshops for New Economics Lecturers
New Lecturers residential workshop
The Economics Network workshops are specifically designed to meet the needs of new and early-career lecturers in economics.
The main aim 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 workshops complement any generic-based institutional training delegates might receive (and in some institutions exempts attendees from parts of such training) and are facilitated by experienced economics lecturers.
Programme and resources
The draft programme from the 2013 new lecturers workshop.
Resources from the workshop:
Making your lectures more effective (John Sloman)
- Activities and breaks in lectures
- Lecture session plan
- Ways of making your lectures more effective
- Barriers to changing active learning
Making your lectures more interactive (Ros O'Leary)
Seminars and small group teaching (Caroline Elliott)
Classroom experiments and games (Jon Guest and John Sloman)
- Trading in a pit market game
- References for Deal or No Deal game
- Production function game
- Public goods game
- References for KBC
Effective assessment and feedback (Alvin Birdi)
Alternative use of lecture time (Guglielmo Volpe and Ralf Becker)
Feedback on past events:
"A large number of resources from the Economics Network make my teaching easier and more efficient"
"I found it very educative specially for the people like me who are not used to the UK HE system."
"Some of my students said my teaching is very clear and intuitive, which is certainly benefited from the workshop."
The Economics Network has created a Facebook discussion page for New Lecturers who attended the workshop. The page is for New Lecturers to have an area to discuss their teaching, lecturing and change of practice after the workshop.
- 18-19 October 2013, University of Manchester
- 19-20 October 2012, University of Bristol
- 14-15 October 2011, University of Bristol
- 15-16 October 2010, University of Bristol
- 16-17 October 2009, University of Bristol
- 9-10 October 2009, Edinburgh Napier University
- 28-29 November 2008, Glasgow
- 10-11 October 2008, University of Bristol
- 23-24 November 2007, Heriot-Watt University (online materials)
- 12-13 October 2007, University of Bristol
- 13-14 October 2006, University of Bristol