Teaching Energy Economics
University of Oxford, 31 May, 2006
Sponsored by the Meeting Place in collaboration with the Economics Network
A one-day participatory workshop to share ideas for the innovative use of current energy events in the teaching of energy and transport economics. There were no formal speakers, as participants were given the space, time and 'infrastructure' (i.e. activities and set-up) for networking and sharing.
Two weeks before the event, registered participants were asked to answer some questions about their teaching interests, strengths and concerns e.g. approaches to teaching, difficult topics and teaching resources. We used the responses to shape the agenda for the day.
The impetus for this unusual format is that participants of more traditional seminars/workshops/conferences lament the lack of time for networking and sharing. This workshop hoped to remedy that by making those aspects the focus.