DEBE 2003 Economics LTSNBized


Day One (September 15th September 2003)

Room Main Hall Gibson A Gibson B Caledonia Computer Suite
10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Keynotes: Edward Lucas (Education correspondent, The Economist)
How new is New Labour's Economics?" David Smith (Economics Editor, The Sunday Times)

Paper session 1

Heterogeneous clientele and product diversification: Teaching Economics in a changing environment

Dr M. Alauddin and Professor J. Foster (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Business Economics: New bottle? Old wine?

Mary Hedges (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

Using Blackboard to teach undergraduate students: making best use of the medium

Mark Sutcliffe and John Sloman (University of the West of England)

Encouraging student learning: the use of interactive teaching in seminars and tutorials

Dr Rebecca Taylor (Nottingham Trent University)

12.40 Lunch
13.40 Keynote: William Keegan (Economics Editor, The Observer)

Workshop session 1

Threshold Concepts in Economics – a Case Study

Nicola Reimann (University of Durham) and Ian Jackson (University of Staffordshire)

Widening Participation: The Implications for Economics

Sue Hatt (University of the West of England)

Just-in-Time Teaching (JITT)

Scott Simkins (North Carolina A&T State University, USA)

Virtual seminars in Economics: simulating a role-playing seminar

John Sloman and Mark Sutcliffe (University of the West of England)

15.35 Refreshments
Room Main Hall Gibson A Gibson B Caledonia Computer Suite

Paper session 2

The importance, in teaching macroeconomics, of understanding the process of money creation and its relevance in explaining the aggregate demand curve

Giuseppe Fontana (University of Leeds)

Using extended case studies to teach economics to business students

Geert Woltjer (De Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Evaluating a Low specification Wirelessly Connected PDA as a Means of Supporting Learning in Economics

Andy Ramsden (University of Bristol)

Getting the most out of electronic discussions: from principles of economics to advanced seminars

Stephen B. DeLoach (Elon University, USA) and Steven A. Greenlaw (Mary Washington College, USA)


Paper session 3

The Effects of Innovative Teaching on Students’ Intentional Use of Their Learning Processes

Christine A. Johnston and Peter Kressler (Rowan University, USA)

Funding Opportunities for Economics HE from the Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL 5)

John Sloman and Inna Pomorina (Economics LTSN)

On-line delivery? Problems with scale

Mary Hedges (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

Making multimedia presentations; SMIRK: a simple-to-use new software tool with built-in accessibility features

David Kraithman and Steve Bennett (University of Hertfordshire)

17.30 Close

Day Two (September 16th September 2003)

Room Main Hall Gibson A Gibson B Caledonia Computer Suite
9.00 Registration and refreshments

Paper session 4

Using Position Papers to Assess Economic Reasoning Skills and Knowledge

Kay E. Strong (Bowling Green State University, USA)

SimEcon: Design, Usage and Assessments

Anne Bresnock (Californian State Polytechnic University, USA) and Neil Garston (Californian State University, USA)

Peer Teaching in Large Classes

Meghan Millea (Mississippi State University, USA)


Paper session 5

Students' online learning experiences in Economics

Ros O'Leary (University of Bristol)

Introducing classroom experiments to future secondary school teachers: Concept and evaluation

Bjorn Frank (German Institute for Economic Research, Germany) and Andrea Haus (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany)

Virtual revision classes using a VLE: an examination of some evidence

Guglielmo Volpe (London Metropolitan University)

Using Biz/ed to improve student learning in Economics and Business

Andy Hargrave, Kate Sharp, Andrew Ashwin (Biz/ed)

11.10 Refreshments
11.30 Keynotes: Bill Becker (Indiana University, USA; editor of The Journal of Economic Education), Mike Salemi (University of North Carolina, USA; former chair of the AEA's Committee on Economic Education)
12.45 Lunch

Poster session

Room Main Hall Gibson A Gibson B Caledonia Computer Suite

Workshop session 2

Making a difference with Learners of Economics

Christine A. Johnston (Rowan University, USA)

Exploring differences in student learning styles

John Bradbeer (University of Portsmouth)

Economics for a higher education: John Nash confronts Adam Smith

Bill Becker (Indiana University, USA)

Using the Times 100 in teaching and learning

Simon Benn

15.40 Refreshments

Paper session 6 / Workshop session 3

Paper: Bold, reckless and adaptable? Explaining gender differences in economic thinking and attitudes

Peter Davies, Jean Mangan and Shqiponja Telhaj (University of Staffordshire)

Workshop: Using small group discussion for active learning

Maya Federman (Pitzer College, California, USA)

Workshop: Curriculum design and motivating students: implementing some ideas from the keynote address

Mike Salemi (University of North Carolina, USA)

Paper: Extending the Virtual Economy and other simulations with a program that generates newspaper stories and diaries

Jocelyn Paine

16.45 Close

Poster Session, 13.30-14.30, Day Two

DEBE 2003 was organised by Economics LTSN and Biz/ed (Business Education on the Internet).