UCL Department of Economics



28 June 2021–30 June 2021, 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

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Madeleine Adamson

UCL Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) is collaborating with Doug McKee (Cornell University) to host TeachECONference2021, our second annual virtual conference on economics education.

With the success of last year’s conference, we expanded TeachECONference2021 into a 3-day live event and a separate asynchronous session that will be available in June. After each day’s panels and presentations, conference participants can wind down in our sponsored Networking Mixers. Each Mixer will include short introductions and demos from our sponsors, some fun, interactive games, and plenty of time to mingle, catch up with old friends, and make new friends.

Please make sure to register for each conference session and Networking Mixer you are interested in attending.

There is no registration fee and everyone is welcome to join us. Each conference session (except for Networking Mixers) will be recorded and later uploaded to CTaLE’s YouTube channel.

You can view the schedule for the conference below. 

Conference schedule details

TeachECONference2021 Asynchronous Session 

Curated by UCL ChangeMakers Student Partners, June Hong (Y1) and Xuyi Wang (Y3), we present the TeachECONference2021 Asynchronous Sessions featuring video presentations from innovators in the field of economics education. These presentations have been carefully organised into the following themes and we welcome everyone to join the discussion during the live premieres and on the website. Daily premieres will take place during USA morning/UK afternoon.

Data and Visualisation (Monday)

As data has become much more abundant than ever before, many questions have been raised. How should economists measure the economy and identify the ambiguities in the process of it? How can economic data be visualised by using the software and online platforms available to students? And how can these be incorporated into economics classes in the format of exercises?

Technology in Teaching (Tuesday)

COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for educators to re-think about the way teaching is conducted. Beyond the tips and advice of how to successfully deliver online classes, today’s theme will show how technology has been employed to make classes more interactive. For example, through interactive graphs, simulations and projects that enhance students’ learning outcomes and their prospects in the labour market. 

Creative Teaching (Wednesday)

The world is changing constantly, and so must education in one of the most applicative fields, economics. Today’s theme presents ways of teaching that increases engagement and retention. Presenters showcase innovative methods that help students gain a genuine interest and comprehensive understanding of material, not just prepare for exams. 

Student-Staff Interaction (Thursday)

What makes university special is the network of passionate academics, students, and alumni, who make up a collaborative environment in which new and interesting ideas are supported. Presenters today discuss ways such atmosphere can be used to shape students’ experiences, quality of teaching, and research.

The Future of Learning, Academia, and the Field of Economics (Friday)

From methods to teach upcoming problems for which humanity has not found a solution, major changes in the position of academics in the job market, to teaching that challenges established assumptions, we wrap up our week of asynchronous sessions with a glimpse into what economics may look like in the future.