This section aims to provide useful information for Staff and Educational Developers and others working at the institution level.
Economics Staff Development
The Economics Network runs a range of staff development events including a national programme of workshops and an annual programme of staff development for New Lecturers and postgraduates who teach.
Each delegate receives a certificate which maps the workshop activities and outcomes to the UK Professional Standards Framework. Example workshop programmes and certificates may assist institutions in determining how this subject-specific staff development complements institutional offerings:
- New Lecturer example certificate, example workshop programme
- Postgraduates who teach example certificate, example workshop programme
For example, Nottingham and Warwick universities exempt economics lecturers who attend Economics Network New Lecturer workshops from parts of their own New Lecturer training.
We have also mapped our activities against the Professional Standards Framework to help staff following the individual recognition scheme, and to demonstrate how our other activities may complement institutional staff development.
Our comprehensive Handbook for Economics Lecturers provides subject specific advice and tips for all economics lecturers on different teaching, learning and assessment methods, and as such is useful to both new lecturers starting out, and experienced lecturers trying new techniques. There is a specific chapter for postgraduates who teach. There is also a web section for new lecturers/postgraduates who teach.
We have also developed a comprehensive collection of case studies of learning, teaching and assessment practice written by economics lecturers across the UK.
Economics Student Support
We have developed the Studying Economics website to support students studying economics at HE. Resources include economics study skills guidance, module options and careers information. We also have a website Why Study Economics? for prospective economics students.