The University’s Department of Economics held an event last week aimed at developing and promoting the research “debuts” of Senior Honours students.
The event was part of a project run by Shane Bonetti and Laurence Lasselle with funding from the SALTIRE unit’s FILTA (Fund for Initiatives in Learning, Teaching and Assessment) fund.
SALTIRE is a newly established service, which aims to enhance the development of traditional as well as innovative approaches to learning and teaching. The Unit supports all staff in their teaching roles through provision of training courses, School or individual consultancy and provision of traditional and electronic learning resources.
The purpose of FILTA is to encourage the development of new patterns of learning and teaching, especially where the innovation or development requires pump-priming finance that cannot be provided from normal departmental resources.
Mr Bonetti and Dr Lasselle won an award in 2001-2002 for a project aimed at underpinning skills training and development for students in order to enable them to professionally present their research for formal assessment. Last week, students presented their research in a workshop attended by their peers and staff, and the final part of the project will be to publish part of their work in the University Newsletter.
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