Jean-Paul Faguet

The Great Lecture Notes Debate – The Educational Research

As part of the ongoing “Great Lecture Notes Debate” we hear from Dr Colleen McKenna, Departmental Adviser to the Department of International Development in the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre. Colleen has explored the educational research on how different approaches to handouts stimulate student engagement in lectures and are thought to support student learning and achievement.

 

I have enjoyed the rich discussion […]

December 8th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|2 Comments|

Book Launch: Is Decentralization Good for Development?

This Wednesday (2 December) we’re launching a new book “Is Decentralization Good for Development?” at the LSE (6:30pm, Hong Kong Theatre). This is a public panel discussion so all interested are warmly invited to join!

Ahead of this the book’s author Professor Jean-Paul Faguet gives us a preview of the argument put forward in the book.

Over the past few weeks, many people have […]

November 30th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Four – The student point of view

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Four – The student point of view

LSE International Development students have their say on “The Great Lecture Notes Debate”:

Xu Gong – MSc in Development Studies.

For me, pre-circulated notes may reduce my motivation to finish all required readings before lectures. I took history classes at the LSE when I was an undergraduate, notes were always posted on Moodle before lectures. I sometimes skipped readings after […]

November 26th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|1 Comment|
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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Three – The Case For; the lecturers’ view

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Three – The Case For; the lecturers’ view

Continuing with our blog series “The Great Lecture Notes Debate” we hear from LSE International Development lecturers on why they think it’s a good idea

Teddy Brett – Professor of International Development
I think that a strong case can be made for pre-circulating lecture notes, and have done so whenever I have completed them in time to do so. I am aware […]

November 25th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|0 Comments|
  • Professor James Putzel teaching students from the Department of international Development in the Hong Kong Theatre, LSE Clement House
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    The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Two – The Case Against; Notes vs. Knowledge

The Great Lecture Notes Debate Part Two – The Case Against; Notes vs. Knowledge

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, students are once again requesting that lecture notes be circulated in advance, something I have always resisted. Here is an attempt to explain (not least to myself) why I find this objectionable.

What exactly do you have when you have ‘the lecture notes’?
I must admit to a feeling of mystery about why students want […]

November 19th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|2 Comments|

The Great Lecture Notes Debate

In our latest blog series International Development Professor Jean-Paul Faguet wants to know your thoughts on the subject of “Should lecture notes be circulated in advance?”
Every year my MSc Development Management students ask for lecture notes to be circulated in advance. Every year I decline, waving my hands and invoking vague dangers.
This year’s group – a particularly energetic bunch – […]

November 18th, 2015|Featured, Teaching|3 Comments|

Colombia After the Conflict? – Jean-Paul Faguet

Colombia is not a “typical” Latin American country. It diverges from common views of the region in ways that are interesting and important. It has a deep democratic vocation, lacking the coups and dictatorships common elsewhere. Its one military coup was peaceful and initially enjoyed broad support from the political establishment.

(Originally published in The Cipher Brief.)

Colombia has an enviable […]

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    Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

I’m currently visiting Bolivia for the LACEA 2015 conference, and also giving a series of lectures in La Paz and Santa Cruz associated with my new book. I first lived here in the mid-1990s, and got to know the country well. Bolivia is transformed since then; the changes are breathtaking. The country is vastly richer, its political establishment has been […]

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    Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

Introducing the MSc Development Management – Jean-Paul Faguet

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    Industrial Policy for Development? Causes, Mechanisms and Consequences of Industrial Policy Across the World

Industrial Policy for Development? Causes, Mechanisms and Consequences of Industrial Policy Across the World

Dr Silvia Masiero, Research Fellow in the Department of International Development, writes on the 2015 Development Debate featuring Professor Robert Wade and Professor Francesco Caselli. This year’s Development Debate, titled ‘Industrial Policy for Development?’, featured two world-class experts on industrial policy and development, plus a room overflowing with enthusiastic students and penetrating questions. Prof. Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy […]

March 23rd, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|