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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 […]

Introducing Unit 20: Innovation, information and the networked economy

21/06/2016

The study of innovation is missing from most undergraduate economics textbooks. When it is included, it is often relegated to the back of the book. But we’d argue that understanding the economics of innovation is fundamental to understanding growth and technological progress, which is why we have released our first entirely new unit for more than a year (Unit 20), titled Innovation, information and the networked economy. Professor Diane Coyle (University of Manchester), one of the authors of the unit (the others are Georg von Graevenitz of Queen Mary University of London, Sam Bowles and Wendy Carlin) points out that: “The economics of innovation […]

Mathematics for Economists: 30% off the cover price

15/06/2016

Many of you will have downloaded the CORE Leibniz supplements created by Malcolm Pemberton and Nicholas Rau, authors of Mathematics for Economists: An Introductory Textbook. Now, thanks to Manchester University Press, CORE readers can purchase the 4th edition (published in 2016, right) at a special 30% discount by quoting discount code ASFLYQ6. To place an order if you live in North America, please click here. For orders if you live in the rest of the world, please click here instead. When you click on the links you will be offered the book at full price. Select the book, add it to your […]

CORE’s progress in 2015

31/12/2015

As we begin our work in 2016, we wanted to briefly look back on we have managed to do in the past 12 months. We are very grateful for the funding for CORE provided by INET, Friends Provident Foundation, Azim Premji University, Sciences Po, and UCL: without them we would not have been able to do any of this. And for all of you who contributed this year, we want to thank you for your work: almost all of the CORE community is unpaid, and we couldn’t manage without you. The generosity of our funders and volunteers mean that CORE remains free to […]

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