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i-PEEL: The political economy of everyday life. An online teaching tool for students of the global economy

This innovative teaching project aims to create an online teaching tool for use in political economy modules. Its content will be steered by students and geared to their development as self-directed learners. The central format will revolve around a set of front page 'tiles' (i.e. clickable squares) presented on a webpage, which will feature an image or object such as a cup of coffee, a bar of soap, or a development charity poster. Our pedagogical purpose is to provide students with an accessible route into the study of the global economy; a topic which is complex and can often feel like it is far removed from the realities of people’s daily existence. The project will achieve this by producing a platform website which will host a series of short academic reflections on the political economy of the objects and events of everyday life. Taking advantage of the online format, the text will also be supplemented with pictures and podcasts, hyperlinked sources, feeds on further reading, and linked forums for online discussion. Project team members are: James Brassett, Juanita Elias, Lena Rethel and Ben Richardson (all PAIS). Please email Lena at L dot Rethel at warwick dot ac dot uk if you want to get involved.