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The Economics Network. Supporting university teachers of economics. www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk. Background to the Economics Network. Supporters

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the economics network

The Economics Network

Supporting university teachers of economics

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

background to the economics network
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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

economics network activities
Economics Network activities
  • Publications
    • Handbook, international peer-reviewed journal (IREE), newsletter, email 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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk

what you can do
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

www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk