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Learning and Assessment in a Reading Group Format

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  • David Harvie


    (University of Leicester)

  • Bruce Philp


    (Nottingham Trent University)

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    The purpose of this paper is to outline how a traditional learning format the reading group was used to deliver a third-year political economy module (Critique of Political Economy). We begin by outlining the module delivery which is student-centred and where assessment is via presentations. The presenter/discussant format we use mirrors that at many academic conferences. Thereafter, we consider the nature of the reading material we used (Marx's Capital (1976)) before discussing the criteria for a good text. Finally, on the basis of these experiences we consider problems and issues that emerged in the reading group format. In concluding we argue that the reading group format has much to commend it, though we would suggest it as a complement to, rather than a substitute for, the more traditional lecture/seminar approach.

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    Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 98-110

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    Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:5:y:2006:i:2:p:98-110
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