The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Using Problem-Based Learning in Teaching Economics and Business, 10 June 2008


Tuesday 10 June 2008


Manchester Metropolitan University


PBL workshops were held on 8th May at London and 10th June at Manchester to discuss the use of this method of teaching with respect to Economics.

The 4 workshop leaders have all used PBL in their economics teaching and will share their experiences as well as give a brief overview of the philosophy behind PBL and how it works. It will also show how the use of real world examples/studies can deepen a students' understanding of a variety of concepts and techniques, including quantitative concepts and techniques.

The session was run by Associates of the Economics Network: John Sedgwick and Guglielmo Volpe from London Metropolitan University, Dean Garratt from Nottingham Business School and Judith Piggott from Oxford Brookes University.