Thursday 13 July 2017

Marco Gundermann

University of Northampton Economics students enrolling in September will benefit from being at the first modern university in England to introduce a reformed and up-to-date worldwide curriculum.

Marco Gundermann, pictured, Subject Leader for Economics, International Relations and Development, has been one of the academics from universities across the world involved in recognising a need to change the way Economics is taught at degree level. He has been involved in the discussions to develop the curriculum and resulting ebook.

The open-access, interactive ebook-based course is financed by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is open to anyone interested in learning about the economy and economics and is a reality-motivated way to learn the tools of economics.

Marco said: “The curriculum has been introduced as a result of the economic crisis and subsequent criticism of economics education at universities. Student feedback was that they wanted to be more engaged with a more relevant curriculum.

“Up until now, it is more traditional universities like the University of Bristol and University College London that have been the first to adopt the programme.​

“This fits perfectly with Northampton’s revolutionary approach to university teaching with the aim of providing a cutting-edge high quality student experience.

“There is a wealth of materials online and students are looking forward to not having to invest in text books. They can access materials at any time and on any device. They can use this to prepare for their classes. Active learning has become more appealing than sitting in a lecture theatre and we are excited to see how students respond.”

For more information on the CORE curriculum visit the website.

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