Tag: teachers

CORE in high school?

16/03/2017

We know from our email inbox that a small but active group of CORE’s teachers are using it in schools, so we asked some of them how it fits alongside the school curriculum, how useful it has been – and the challenges they overcame. Andrew Sykes, St Paul’s School, UK Andrew, who is also a CORE contributor, uses our course to support “extension” activities for A-level teaching (years 12 and 13, the final two years of the English school system). “Unit 17, on The Great Depression, the Golden Age and the global financial crisis (GFC), provides a particularly good resource […]

The launch of CORE-USA

10/03/2017

We have had many enquiries from teachers in the US, but until now we have had limited resources to be able to help American institutions that want to adopt CORE. That is set to change, because The Teagle Foundation has awarded Rajiv Sethi and his colleagues Homa Zarghamee and Belinda Archibong at Barnard College for a three-year project worth $290,000 to launch CORE-USA. Rajiv explains in detail what CORE-USA hopes to achieve here in his blog but, in brief, it has the following objectives:   We will identify of a set of institutional partners in the US who share our commitment […]

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, […]

CORE in Action: The “Sustainable Development” Classroom

18/09/2016

Dr Teresa Healy, Associate Professor and Chair at SIT Graduate Institute writes about the advantages and challenges of using the CORE syllabus as part of a course on sustainable international development. Students come from all over the world to the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont to study sustainable international and community-development. In the spring of 2016, I journeyed through the CORE economics curriculum with a group of 16 MA students. Coming from different countries, social identities and academic backgrounds, the students shared a common desire to explore solutions to economic problems, and become self-confident social justice advocates. What they did […]

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 […]

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