chapter  25
Key aspects of teaching and learning in economics
WithLiz Barnett
Pages 19

Economics in the UK is taught both in the context of single Honours degree programmes and within a wide range of joint degrees. In both cases, programmes are modular in nature, often with limited integration or cross-reference either between the main strands of economics (i.e. micro-and macro-economics) or between economics and other subjects in joint degrees. Single Honours programmes focus heavily on the development of students’ theoretical and technical abilities. Joint programmes do not have the space or time to enable students to achieve such a sophisticated understanding of the discipline, and will tend to place more emphasis on applied and vocationally directed aspects, often with a bias towards the application of economics to business, accounting and finance. This chapter focuses on the single Honours context, as the business context has already been addressed in Chapter 24.