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1 The Economics Network Supporting university teachers of economics

2 Background to the Economics Network Supporters – The Economics Network is supported by the Royal Economic Society (RES), the Scottish Economic Society (SES) and UK economics department contributions – The Network is hosted by the University of Bristol Objectives – Supporting learning and teaching in Economics – Sharing experiences and resources within the community

3 Current national priorities Employability – The skills agenda Supporting new lecturers – Events, materials, networking Progression and retention – Assessment, feedback, student support

4 Economics Network activities Publications – Handbook, international peer-reviewed journal (IREE), newsletter, news Projects and awards – Teaching resources for undergraduate economics (TRUE project), staff and student awards Events – Workshops, conferences, visits, training Web resources – Case studies, assessment question bank, book catalogue Research – Staff, student, alumni and employer surveys Networking – Departmental contacts, external examiners database

5 Publications Journal – The International Review of Economics Education (IREE) (link) (link) Handbook – 22 chapters (link) (link) – Available online (html) or downloadable (pdf) Newsletters – newsletter (link) (link) – Paper newsletter Guides and leaflets – Maths leaflet (link) (link)

6 Projects and awards Teaching resources for undergraduate economics (TRUE project) (link) (link) Teaching awards (link) (link) Student essay awards (link) (link)

7 Events Departmental workshops and visits (link) (link) National workshops – Role of associates Support for new staff – New lecturers residential workshop – GTA workshop Biennial DEE conference (link) (link)

8 Web resources Reflections on teaching (link) (link) Question bank (link) (link) Textbook and software catalogue (link) (link) Range of teaching and learning materials (link) (link) Links to data (link) (link) Links to departments (link) (link) Official documentation (QAA, A-level, etc) (link) (link) External examiners database (link) (link)

9 Web resources (continued) Maths resources for Economics - METAL (link) (link) Statistical resources for the social sciences - DeSTRESS (link) (link) Textbook and software catalogue (link) (link) Support for students – Studying Economics (link) (link) Teaching cost benefit analysis (link) (link) Web section for GTAs (link) (link)

10 Research Surveys (link) (link) – Staff, student, alumni, employers (commissioned) – Subject census Researching literature Linking research and teaching – Role of Associates – Research reports aimed at students

11 What you can do Use our resources for your teaching Share ideas with each other Submit to our good practice showcase Present at or simply attend our DEE conference Submit questions to our question bank Take part in our lecturer survey Present at our national workshops

12 For Economics Network resources:


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