Associate Lecturer, Economics
BBus (UTS), GradCertHigherEd (UTS), MEd (UTS), MBA (UTS)
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I joined the School of Finance & Economics, UTS in 2001 to teach undergraduate and postgraduate economics. Prior to joining UTS I was Head of the Department of Economics at INSEARCH, where I taught both micro and macro economics since 1995. I am experienced in designing subjects and in my current position have developed and economics teaching package which uses technology to facilitate learning. I have also published in the area of economics education. In addition I am actively involved in assisting disadvantaged students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Introductory economics, business statistics, macroeconomics, labour and industry economics
Docherty, P.T., Tse, H.P., Forman, R. & McKenzie, J.A. 2010, 'Extending the principles of intensive writing to large macroeconomics classes', Journal of Economic Education, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 370-382.
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The authors report on the design and implementation of a pilot program to extend the principles of intensive writing outlined by W. Lee Hansen (1998), Murray S. Simpson and Shireen E. Carroll (1999) and David Carless (2006) to large macroeconomics classes. The key aspect of this program was its collaborative nature, with staff from two specialist units joining forces with two economics instructors to provide students with significant resources and direction in a short program of writing, embedded within an intermediate macroeconomics subject at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). The objective was to test potential strategies and to identify points of improvement for a more intensive program of writing development at the next stage of implementation. The authors review the literature on student writing and associated assessment issues, outline the central design features of the UTS program, and take a closer look at the centerpiece of a strategy for overcoming writing problems: a series of writing workshops targeted at two related assignments within the intermediate macroeconomics course.
Docherty, P.T. & Tse, H.P. 2010, 'Reducing the expectations gap: Using an academic literacies approach to improve student writing in economics', Australasian Journal of Economics Education, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 31-58.
Hunter, K.A. & Tse, H.P. 2011, 'The other side of teaching: Prior learning, language skills, chosen discipline and high school performance also matters', The Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce, The University of Melbourne, February 2011 in The Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce, ed Davies, M. & Draper, S., The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 25-36.
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