The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Programme overview

The workshops complement any generic-based institutional training delegates might receive (and in some institutions exempts attendees from parts of such training). They are facilitated by experienced economics lecturers.

The workshops enable participants to discuss and evaluate the effective teaching of economics in small-group classes, tutorials, seminars and workshops, including:

  • managing student expectations
  • different seminar types (face-to-face and online)
  • dealing with diversity
  • marking and feedback

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

Registration has closed for these sessions.

Compulsory sessions

Upon registration, you are automatically signed up for all compulsory sessions. Where multiple dates are listed, please attend the most convenient for you.

Module Title



Key topics, orientation and introductions

Detailed introduction to course and UK HE environment; meet the cohort

Fri 18 Sept (3pm-4.30pm)

Engaging with students

Engaging small groups of students

Engaging small groups in seminars and online teaching environments

Thu 1 Oct (1pm-2.30pm)
Fri 2 Oct (10am-11.30am),
Tue 6 Oct (2pm-3.30pm) or Fri 9 Oct (12pm-1.30pm)

Assessment and feedback

Marking and feedback

Developing effective and fair marking practices; providing feedback that promotes student learning

Mon 26 Oct (2pm)

Summing up

Panel discussion and course conclusions

Chance to ask additional questions; ideas for additional resources

Fri 30 Oct (2pm)

Module Title



Planning courses and teaching

Creating learning communities

Understanding your students’ needs; meeting the challenge of moving online; VLE design and management

Mon 21 Sept (3pm-4.30pm) or Wed 23 Sept (3pm-4.30pm)

Inclusive teaching

Creating an inclusive classroom; ensuring student voices are heard

Tue 29 Sept (3pm-4.30pm)

Engaging with students

Engaging small groups online A workshop for GTAs who have attended our training previously. Focused on engaging students in an online environment Fri 9 Oct (3.30pm)

Facilitating effective groupwork

Encouraging students to effectively work together in class and online

Wed 14 Oct (3pm)

Games and experiments

Using interactive games and experiments to engage students

Thurs 15 Oct (1pm)

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