Small-group teaching

Teaching mathematics and statistics: Promoting students' engagement and interaction

Meena Kotecha, The London School of Economics and Political Science
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Meena Kotecha
Departments of Mathematics/Statistics
The London School of Economics and Political Science
M.Kotecha1@lse.ac.uk
Published January 2012

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The teaching economist

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http://www.swlearning.com/economics/mceachern/economist_main.html
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Cengage Learning

This is a complete on-line archive of the semi-annual electronic newsletter edited by William McEachern of the University of Connecticut. Through news items and reviews of web sites, new books and research, he examines economics teaching from a surprising number of angles.

Overseas Aid in the Dragons' Den

Peter Smith, University of Southampton
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Peter Smith
University of Southampton
Contact: peters@soton.ac.uk
Published April 2010

This case study is adapted from materials shared on the TRUE wiki for Development Economics. Dr Smith's supporting materials are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial licence via the links below.

Teaching Culturally Diverse Groups: managing assessed group work

Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes University
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Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes University. Extracted with permission from Teaching International Students: improving learning for all edited by Jude Carroll and Janette Ryan, 2005, RouteledgeFalmer, ISBN: 0415350654.
Published on the Economics Network site, June 2009.

Coaching Economics

Michael F. McMahon, London School of Economics
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Contact: Michael F. McMahon
London School of Economics
Email: m.f.mcmahon@lse.ac.uk
Published January 2007

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Small Group Discussions

Maya Federman, Pitzer College
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Contact: Maya Federman
Pitzer College
maya_federman@pitzer.edu
Published February 2003

I have typically used the method detailed below in upper division courses with between 15-20 students. This past semester, I began using it more frequently in a Principles of Microeconomics class with an enrollment of 40, though usually no more than 35 were there for a given small group.

Introductory Econometrics Classes at LSE

Bandyopadhyay Sanghamitra, London School of Economics
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Contact: Bandyopadhyay Sanghamitra
Teaching Fellow, London School of Economics
S.Bandyopadhyay@lse.ac.uk
Published November 2001

Targeting the Median Student in Seminars

Alberto Salvo Farré, London School of Economics
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Contact: Alberto Salvo Farré
London School of Economics
a.e.salvo-farre@lse.ac.uk
Published November 2001

'Microeconomic Principles 2' is a course taken mostly by second-year undergraduate students from the BSc in Economics and BSc in Mathematics and Economics programmes. Students opt between either following this course or taking 'Microeconomic Principles 1', the idea being that both courses cover a similar range of topics yet the former uses mathematics more extensively.

Motivating Students in Small Classes

Dimitra Petropoulou, London School of Economics and Political Science
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Contact: Dimitra Petropoulou
London School of Economics and Political Science
d.petropoulou@lse.ac.uk
Published October 2001

[This case study describes the methods and the problems encountered in the teaching for which Ms Petropoulou has twice been awarded the LSE Economics Teaching Prize.]