Tag: courses

Nuffield Foundation funds CORE

24/02/2017

The CORE Project, the open-access economics curriculum reform initiative based at University College London, has been granted £340,000 by the Nuffield Foundation to develop a new course in which social science students will learn economic methods by grappling with policy issues concerning inequality, climate change and innovation. The course, “Economy, Society, and Public Policy” will be delivered through a free-to-access online text. It will introduce students who do not intend to specialise in economics to the discipline as a method of social enquiry, and encourage the development of quantitative social science. It will build on the existing success of The […]

There’s more than one way to teach CORE

26/01/2017

“We see from our teaching workshops that the various  departments that use CORE are being very creative with the resources,” says Alvin Birdi of the teaching and learning committee. “We see different lengths and types of course, we see them using the resources selectively and we see very different approaches to delivering the material in class.” Most of CORE’s authors and volunteers are teachers themselves, and so we understand that not every teacher has the power, resources or the time to make radical changes to the way they teach. Also, we’re conscious that for techniques such as flipping the classroom, […]

Putting CORE to work: UCL’s First Year Challenge

12/09/2016

Parama Chaudhury and Christian Spielmann, both UCL, write about the First Year Challenge, which has been shortlisted in the “Outstanding Digital Innovation” category of the Times Higher Education annual awards.  One of the highlights of the start of the academic year at UCL is the First Year Challenge (FYC) – we are thrilled that the FYC has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Digital Innovation category of the Times Higher Education annual awards. The FYC is a co-curricular digital research project for first year undergraduates studying economics based on the first unit of The CORE Project’s ebook, The Economy. They start on the project […]

CORE in action: a focus on data at Birkbeck

05/02/2016

CORE was developed to teach economics from a new perspective, so that students can better deal with the economic events of recent decades. A typical student studying CORE is young and studies undergraduate economics full-time. But what is our course like for students who don’t fit this profile? Birkbeck, University of London is an unusual institution in the UK – its students are predominantly mature and from a variety of educational backgrounds – although there are some young students too. Almost all economics students work alongside their studies. Classes begin at 6pm, after most students have completed a full day at work, […]

A free workshop: Implementing and teaching CORE (28 Jan, UWE Bristol)

06/01/2016

  On Thursday 28 January 2016, Professors Wendy Carlin and Sam Bowles from CORE’s steering committee will be hosting the first workshop on CORE teaching at the Centre for Global Finance, Faculty of Business & Law, UWE Bristol. If you’re experimenting with the CORE material, or are considering introducing it in your economics course, you can find out how to make this a success first-hand from people who have been teaching using CORE. The workshop will cover: How is CORE’s course different to a traditional text book? What are the day-to-day challenges of CORE teaching, and how have our teachers tackled them successfully? What do […]

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