Tag: workshop

CORE in Atlanta: The CTREE Conference


Earlier this month, Christian Spielmann, Parama Chaudhury, Alvin Birdi and Peter Matthews travelled to Atlanta, Georgia, to talk to attendees of the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economics Education about the CORE experience. Below is an except from Parama’s updates from the conference. “As a long-time teacher of introductory economics, I had always been intrigued by the use of “widgets” as the focus of discussion about costs and production in intro texts. This was before smartphones and iPads, so it wasn’t referring to a little icon on your screen. As a non-native English speaker, I wondered what a widget is, […]

Workshop: introducing CORE (11 March, Sheffield)


Are you experimenting with the CORE material, or considering it for your economics course? On 11 March 2016, Professors Wendy Carlin and Alvin Birdi will host the second workshop on CORE teaching, jointly organised with the Economics Network. The workshop will be hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield and held at the university’s Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences. The workshop is a great opportunity to find out how to make the switch a success from people who have been teaching using CORE. The workshop will cover: How is CORE’s course different to a traditional text […]

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


  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 […]

CORE’s progress in 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 […]

Santiago CORE workshop starts today


Our colleague Camila Cea in Chile sends us notice of our first Latin American workshop (scroll down for English translation), featuring contributions from many of our authors, and our steering committee: “Este es el primer Workshop Internacional de Curriculum Open Access Resources in Economics (CORE-ECON). Se realizará los días 3, 4 y 5 de noviembre en la Facultad de Economía y Negocios de la Universidad de Chile. Este workshop tiene como propósito generar un espacio de debate sobre nuevas formas de enseñar economía a nivel de pregrado en el contexto de Latinoamérica y además discutir sobre nuevas metodologías de enseñanza. Este encuentro […]

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