Ideas Bank


Total: 200 case studies

Share your own Experiences

One of the potential barriers to adopting new approaches to teaching is a lack of evidence as to what works.

To counter this, this section of our Web site is dedicated to collating examples of innovative learning and teaching methods. Each case study focuses on a particular innovation and consists of a brief description that will address the following questions:

  • What was its purpose?
  • How was it integrated into the curriculum?
  • How did it work?
  • What problems were encountered?
  • How did the students respond?

If you would like your own work to be showcased, please contact Martin Poulter at the Network.

Ideas Bank Journal publication, e.g. IREE
Short case studies (usually 2-4 pages; 500-1,500 words) Fully developed papers
Light copy-editing if necessary Full peer review
Accepting any submissions from university educators in the UK as well as relevant ideas from elsewhere Significant proportion of submissions rejected
Rapid publication: often within a week, sometimes same-day Review and publication process can take months
Are sometimes cited, but do not automatically appear in citation databases Will be given a Digital Object Identifier and be indexed by citation databases
No charge to authors or readers Might be published behind a paywall or incur an open access charge

It is possible to publish an idea as a short case study and develop it later into a full paper.

See also

Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics, a portal based at Carleton College, USA including Application Exercises for the context of Team-Based Learning.

Journal of Economics Teaching: past issues