Teaching & Learning


Diversity, inclusion and belonging in your classroom 10 Feb

10 February 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

students sitting by a window

Discuss the racial and gender under-representation in the economics profession and tools available at undergraduate level to increase diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Event Information

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UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place, London
United Kingdom

Monday 10 February 13:00 - 14:00 

Associate Professor Abdullah Al Bahrani, Northern Kentucky University, is delivering this session, which is open to all staff at UCL who teach undergraduate students.  

This workshop will:

  • explore low-cost methods to develop an intellectually welcoming environment for your students.
  • share your views on how your discipline has cultivated a culture of inclusion. 

After attending this session you will 

  • be equipped to take an inventory of your current practice and be able to identify ways to enhance engagement with your students 
  • be able to access resources to use in your classroom 

Who should attend 

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who teaches.  

All educators, at all levels of experiences, will be able to walk away with new tools and ideas. 

About the Speaker

Abdullah Al Bahrani

Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University

Abdullah Al-Bahrani is the Director of the Center for Economic Education and an Associate Professor of Economics at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 2010. He also holds a Masters of Economic Theory from American University, Washington, D.C and a B.S. in Business Economics from the University of Louisville.Abdullah's research focuses on financial literacy education, and financial behavior. He also is passionate about economic education. In 2016 he received the Award for Excellence in Teaching and Instruction at Northern Kentucky University and the Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Teaching at the Haile/U.S Bank College of Business in 2015). His teaching and research focuses on innovative teaching methods and making economics more accessible to today’s students. He realizes that students today are in a constant state of multi-tasking and often have several things competing for their attention at once. To address this issue, he incorporates social media, TV, movies and music to encourage student engagement in the classroom. His methods rely heavily on the use of active learning techniques and live classroom demonstrations and students have been receptive to his teaching methods and classroom projects like Econ Beats, HONYEcon, and EconSelfies.His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, International Review of Economic Education, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, Journal of Housing Research, Journal of Housing Economics and Southern Economic Journal.

More about Abdullah Al Bahrani