Teaching TBTE in Hong Kong

In the first half of 2015, Jenny Cameron was invited to teach a Special Topic in Urban Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong based on Take Back the Economy. Below you’ll find Jenny’s teaching materials for each week, plus details about assessment (including examples of students' work). You are welcome to use and adapt these materials, but it would be great if you would let Jenny know via info@communityeconomies.org. A few things to note:

  • The course was taught to a small group of upper-level undergraduate students in a 3-hour block. This meant there was flexibility for integrating exercises from Take Back the Economy with the delivery of short lectures, discussion of readings and the use of other tools such as YouTube clips and films (see the final dot point below for a list of relevant films).
  • Here is the course outline that was given to students at the start of the course.
  • What’s included in the lectures below are pdfs of the full powerpoints. Jenny does not give these to the students; they get abridged versions with key words omitted (here’s an example).
  • You’ll see the lectures get shorter and shorter as Jenny figured out that the exercises took longer than planned, and as the discussions got longer (as the students became more familiar with the concepts and started to make links to earlier parts of the course).
  • In some of the lectures we watched films or parts of films. Here is a full list of relevant films (mostly based on recommendations from Community Economies colleagues in December 2014 but with a few updates as of mid-2020). Please send any extra material you have on relevant films to info@communityeconomies.org.