COFFEEECONTALK S1 Ep2

What is COFFEEECONTALK?

COFFEEECONTALK is an interview series which will be posted on GIPE’s undergrad YouTube channel on the last day of every month. It is a part of The 8:10 newsletter’s Econcordia section and this interview series will thus revolve around Economics, Business and Finance.

Here’s what’s in store for this episode!

Since 1962, India has celebrated Teachers’ Day on the 5th of September every year. This day marks the birth anniversary of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was an Indian Philosopher and also the second President of India.

This year, we at Econcordia, virtually celebrated Teachers’ Day by interviewing Prof. Saylee Jog. Saylee Ma’am is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. And she teaches Microeconomics to the batch of 2020-2023.

In this interview, Madhura and Ayati speak with Saylee ma’am about Teaching methods, Teaching online, Microeconomics and The National Education Policy of 2019.

They also play a fun game called COFFEECURIOUS where they finally get a chance to ask some fun Economics questions to Saylee ma’am! 

Following are the questions and their timestamps:

Q1. (0:28) Ayati: Considering that Microeconomics is such an essential subject in order to build a strong foundation in Economics in general, what, according to you, should be students’ approach towards the subject?

Q2. (03:12) Madhura: You are the youngest full-time Prof at GIPE. And you also use some really cool things to teach your students (one of my favourites was when you taught us the elasticity of demand by showing us a video snippet from the Big Bang Theory!).  Could you please elaborate on all the innovative teaching methods that are being used while teaching?

Q3. (06:04) Ayati: How has teaching in an online mode been different from offline teaching? How have you tried to adapt to this new normal/have you had to tweak the teaching style to adapt ? 

Q4.

  1. (10:34) Madhura: From the summary of the NEP: ‘The National Research Foundation will be set up to catalyze and expand research and innovation across the country.’ What do you think the institutions coming under this foundation will be like? How will it possibly benefit Economics?
  2. (13:28) Madhura: Do you think Special Education Zones and Special Economic Zones can intertwine? What is your take on the collaboration between industries and educational institutions? (Collaboration of industry and schools)
  3. (16:10) Madhura: Professional Education (and continuing education- esp for females, predominantly the former stay at home moms).

These questions are followed by 4 fun COFFEECURIOUS rounds conducted by the ever-curious Madhura and Ayati- watch the interview till the end to catch those!

By Madhura Joshi and Ayati Mishra

S.Y Bsc. Economics

 Source for the game’s content <https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2020/january/songs-money-hidden-economics-lessons>

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