Background and Mission
Since July 2012, the Economics Network has adopted a new funding model. We are now supported by the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society, the University of Bristol and a number of economics departments across the UK. For more information, see our Supporters' page.A new management board has been set up to oversee the activites of the Network and to develop new strategic aims.
The Economics Network aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the higher education economics community.
EN1 To share and promote effective practice and innovation in economics higher education teaching through:
i) a Graduate Teaching Assistant and New Lecturer workshop programme linked to the UK Professional Standards Framework
ii) a comprehensive website of resources
iii) a conference to engage practitioners
iv) the maintenance of the network of associates and key contacts
v) an annual awards scheme to reward individual excellence in learning and teaching
EN2 To identify, develop and disseminate evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning of economics through:
i) the undertaking/commission of original research into economics education
ii) the maintenance of links with the International Review of Economics Education journal
iii) an evidence-focused strand within the conference
EN3 To support and take a lead in promotion of economics as a discipline through:
i) a website for prospective students, Why Study Economics?
ii) a website for those studying economics, Studying Economics
iii) engaging with key stakeholders including academic departments, subject associations and employers