UCL Department of Economics


CTaLE: Student Reflections from TeachECONference2021

TeachECONference2021, the second annual virtual conference on economics education co-organised by UCL CTaLE and Cornell University this past June, included presentations and spurred discussions in the areas of teaching in a pandemic, best practice for teaching econometrics, and the importance of writing in economics and helping students succeed. UCL ChangeMakers Student Partners, June Hong (BSc Economics Y1) and Xuyi Wang (BSc Economics Y3) reflected on each of the conference sessions providing a wealth of insight which can be found in the links below.  

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Panel: A Year of Blended Economics Education

COVID and education: What educators have to say, and a student perspective



Session: Inspiring Ideas for Economics Education 

Giving yourself your own grade, expressing your emotions to your professor, and experimenting with data: Inspiring ideas for economics education


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Session: Lessons Learned from Teaching in a Pandemic

Teaching staff around the world have accumulated significant knowledge on online teaching and that there is a lot that teachers can learn from their counterparts across the globe.

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Session: Teaching Economists to Write

Economists write differently. The uniqueness of economic writing and how to teach it




Session: Helping Students Succeed in Economics

Beyond students’ academic results or fancy internships, there are many other factors that determine ‘success’ in their degrees, for example, their emotional journey and the connections they make at university.




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Panel: Best Practices and New Ideas for Teaching Econometrics

In this final session hosted in partnership with the Royal Economic Society, the speakers talked about the new techniques and resources that can improve the teaching of econometrics.