Teaching Assistants and New Lecturers

2016 Early Careers Workshop

May 6, 2016 - 10:02

The Economics Network ran its 2016 workshop for early careers economics staff at the University of Westminster Business School on the 14th and 15th April. The workshop was attended by 26 lecturers and graduate teaching assistants from 20 different institutions. 

Teaching Symposium for early career lecturers and teaching assistants

January 13, 2014 - 14:22

Date: 2nd April 2014
Venue: London School of Economics, London

This event is degined to follow on from the Economics Network autumn workshops. It will focus on building confidence when teaching, innovations in economics education and how to teach specific topics in the economics curriculum.

Further information on this event.

Case study from a Graduate Teaching Assistant workshop

Suparna Ray, University of Exeter
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by Suparna Ray, University of Exeter
Published December 2012

A new academic year had begun. We the newly recruited graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) were stuggling to cope with the expectations put on us by the course lecturers (who we tutor for) on the one hand and the students on the other. Amidst all of this, the recently organised GTA workshop at the University of Exeter came as a fruitful solution. Not only did it help sooth our apprehensions and answer our queries, but the workshop also provided ample guidance on what is expected of us GTAs.

Things it would have been useful to have been told as a starting PhD student

Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics, Warwick University
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Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics, Warwick University
Published October 2009
Linked from Economics Network in July 2014

The Handbook for Economics Teaching Assistants

Dr Kate Exley and Dr Liz Barnett, Teaching and Learning Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. From "LSE Handbook for Graduate Teaching Assistants", adapted for the Economics Network by Dr Martin Poulter (Economics Network), Dr Inna Pomorina (Economics Network), Dimitra Petropoulou (LSE). Adapted version published May 2006.
Printable version

 

Workshops for New Lecturers and for GTAs in Economics

July 13, 2009 - 17:37

The Economics Network has announced a set of workshops for the new staff and for graduate teaching assistants in the Autumn. These are free to attend for HE staff and GTAs, and take place in London, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Norwich and Bristol. Follow the link for dates and further details.

A Young Lecturer in a Distance Learning University

Cristina Santos, The Open University
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Cristina Santos, The Open University
Contact: c.santos@open.ac.uk
Published August 2007

Beginning a Career in Higher Education

Oliver Marnet, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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Oliver Marnet
School of Management and Business, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Published February 2007

This essay is a reflection on starting a career in teaching economics in higher education, with an emphasis on the incentives and disincentives in promoting teaching quality.

Reflections on Teaching in Higher Education

Oliver Marnet, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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Oliver Marnet
School of Management and Business, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Published September 2007

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