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Early Career Lecturers Training 2020

Programme overview

This is an interactive workshop for early careers staff focused on effective and innovative economics teaching.

The workshop is endorsed by both the Royal Economic Society and Scottish Economic Society and sessions are mapped against the UK Professional Standards Framework.

Sessions at the workshop include:

  • Designing teaching
  • Assessment design
  • Marking and feedback
  • Creating learning communities
  • Making large group teaching more engaging
  • Using games and the media in teaching
  • Voice and presence in the classroom (with a Royal Shakespeare Company trained actor)

All sessions have been adapted to the changed environment in which a blended teaching and learning approach will be the predominant form of delivery.

Feedback from past attendees:

“The workshop provided some great practical ideas that can be taken and implemented, for instance problem-based learning, webinars and flipped class methods”

"I feel less afraid to try alternative teaching and assessment methods”

“Overall the workshop was well balanced and organised; the quality of presentations was excellent”

Registration has closed for these sessions.


Compulsory modules

Upon registration, you will automatically be signed up for all compulsory sessions. Where multiple dates or times are offered, please attend the most convenient for you.

Module TitleOverviewDates
Key topics, orientation and introductionsDetailed introduction to course and UK HE environment; meet the cohortTue 15 Sept (1pm-2.30pm)
Creating learning communitiesUnderstanding your students’ needs; meeting the challenge of moving online; VLE design and managementMon 21 Sept (3pm-4.30pm) or Wed 23 Sept (3pm-4.30pm)
Designing teachingCurriculum and unit design; planning the learning weekMon 28 Sept (3pm-4.30pm)
Engaging large groups of studentsEngaging large cohorts in the classroom and online teaching environmentsThu 1 Oct (12pm)
Voice and presence in teachingDeveloping effective communication skills for teaching (with RSC trained actor)Tue 6 Oct (10am-11.30am or 2.30pm-4pm)
Games and experimentsUsing interactive games and experiments to engage studentsThurs 15 Oct (1pm)
Marking and feedbackDeveloping effective and fair marking practices; providing feedback that promotes student learningWed 21 Oct (12pm)
Assessment designDesigning effective and inclusive assessment to test students and promote learningFri 23 Oct (2pm)
Panel discussion and course conclusionsChance to ask additional questions; ideas for additional resourcesFri 30 Oct (2pm)
Module TitleOverviewDates
Inclusive teachingCreating an inclusive classroom; ensuring student voices are heardTue 29 Sept (3pm-4.30pm)
Facilitating effective groupworkEncouraging students to effectively work together in class and onlineWed 14 Oct (3pm)


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