DEE 2009 Conference Programme

Programme – Day One (9th September 2009)

Time
 
9.45
Registration and refreshments
10.15
Introduction and welcome
10.30
Parallel sessions 1
1a
1b
1c
1d

Pluralism in Economics Education
Andy Denis

Assessment strategies for pluralism
Andrew Mearman

Delivering Pluralism within the Economics Classroom
Ioana Negru

Economics 2.0 – workshop
Paul Ayres, Zak Mensah, Bhagesh Sachania

Creating a PhD Seminar Series in Advanced Mathematical Methods in Economics & Finance
Laurence Lasselle

Exhibiting how to teach modern general equilibrium macroeconomics, with the same basic mathematics required for advanced research, at an undergraduate level
Max Gillman

Managing the undergraduate dissertation in economics
Peter Smith

The development of health economics teaching in the UK: a qualitative documentation of its history, current practice and expectations for the future
Paula Lorgelly, Emma Frew and Tracey Sach

Law and Economics
Vindelyn Smith-Hillman, Tom Bain and Phillip Nash

Economists as Government Advisers
Monojit Chatterji

12.00
12.45
Lunch
13.45
14.30
Poster Session (plus refreshments)
15.00
15.30
Parallel sessions 2
2a
2b
2c
2d

Engaging Students to Make Economic Sense of Data: Towards a Better Mix of Learning Resources
Dean Garratt and Stephen Heasell

Mathematics Support
Michael Grove and Tony Croft

A New Revolution in Economics Education
Keshab Bhattarai

Lab session on computerised classroom experiments
Todd Kaplan, Tim Miller and Dieter Balkenborg

A classroom experiment with network externalites
Juergen Bracht

Analysing variation in students’ economic understanding: the role of threshold concepts
Jean Mangan & Peter Davies

Toward a complete model of learning in economics
Tommy Tang & Tim Robinson

Standardisation and Flexibility in Teaching Delivery
Martin Diedrich & Simon Macklin

Teaching as Modeling Disciplinary Practice
Steven A. Greenlaw

Designing a new Masters in Applied Economics - workshop
Philip Hedges & Peter Urwin

17.00
Close of Day One
19.00
Bus leaving for conference dinner

Programme – Day Two (10th September 2009)

Time
 
9.00
Registration and refreshments
9.15
Parallel sessions 3
3a
3b
3c
3d

Helping students select a research topic
Gherardo Girardi

Undergraduate Research in Economics in the UK: can we promote it more effectively?
Judith Shapiro

Wiki'd! Teaching research and writing skills using wikis and Wikipedia
Julian Wells

Enabling Students to Compare Theories in Media Stories about the Economy
David Wheat
See also online text (in progress)

Capitalising on the crisis: using a web-based multimedia approach to locate continuing economic conversations
Alan Hutton and David Donald

Connections in Political Economy: An Economics Network Project
Robert Jones

Flummoxed, baffled or plain confused? Enhancing the experiences of International students and staff – workshop
Margarida Dolan and Irene Macias

Technology-enhanced learning experiences: focus on internationalisation and large groups
Juliette Stephenson and Carlos Cortinhas

Electronic and traditional learning on an econometrics unit
Edmund Cannon

Retention of knowledge: long term effectiveness of WebCT-based continuous assessment scheme in case of Economics 1 module delivered at the Napier University Business School
Piotr Jaworski

On-line auto-graded assignments in economics: A test of their effectiveness
Brendan Kennelly, John Considine and Darragh Flannery

10.45
Refreshments
11.00
Parallel sessions 4
4a
4b
4c
4d

Preparing papers on research in Economics Education
Peter Davies and Ross Guest

Developing and Implementing an Economics Pedagogic Portal: Starting Point - Teaching and Learning Economics
KimMarie McGoldrick and Scott Simkins
(PDF handout)

As the class turns!
Quincy Elvira & Dorien Doornebos-Klarenbeek

Developing a 'sense of belonging'
Guglielmo Volpe

Students' Magazine on Current Economics Affairs: a Feasibility Study
Willem Spanjers

Linking Research and Teaching in Economics: A Review of Theory and Practice
Linda Juleff

Time Allocations and Reward Structures for U.S. Academic Economists from 1995-2005: Evidence from Three National Surveys
Michael Watts (with Willam E. Becker and Cynthia Harter)

The Teaching For Understanding Framework (TFU) And The Sherlock Holmes Investigative Model (SHIM) For Teaching Undergraduate Arts Economics Students: A Pedagogical Case
Daniel Blackshields

Responding to popularisations of economics
Martin Poulter

Economics in Context? Teaching economics to the uninitiated
Fran Smith and Judith Piggott (see also the case study)

12.30
13.15
Lunch
14.15
Parallel sessions 5
5a
5b
 

Using Short Classroom Games/Experiments in Intermediate Microeconomics – workshop
Jon Guest

The Application of Threshold Concepts in Economics Using Classroom Games with Business Students
Mike Walsh

Presentation skills - workshop
Michael Pagnotta

 
15.45
Refreshments
16.00
Panel session
16.30
Close

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