A key aspect of the pedagogy at ISBF is questions. Questions lie at the heart of all academic pursuit and discovery, and our faculty encourage students to inquire incessantly. This is imperative for students to be able to tell the true from the untrue, to challenge the status quo and, in true LSE spirit, to understand the causes of things. To add a new dimension to this endeavour, the ISBF faculty have curated a web video series entitled The Power of Why. It is intended to showcase the might of a seemingly innocuous question and inspire each viewer to ask one. Having been developed to initiate new ISBFians into this spirit of inquiry, the videos exhort them to ask questions even about seemingly commonplace phenomena related to economics, finance and management, and to re-explore them from a fresh perspective. Starting 7th June 2020, one learning video will be released here each Friday for the next 8 weeks. The schedule of videos is appended below. Following each video, participants in the series must complete a related activity, for which they will earn points, win weekly prizes, and compete on the Leaderboard below for a consolidated grand trophy on Orientation Day 2020. May every participant learn, and the most enthusiastic one win!
Schedule for 8 Weeks:
Learning Beyond Grades – A Webinar
Language of Numbers – A Video
Impact of Covid – A Podcast
An Introduction to Social Psychology – A Webinar
Stock Market Bubble – A Video
Playing with Data- An Activity
The Power of Why – Concluding Video
Lots of interesting learning, in bite-sized portions.
Understand and apply concepts the LSE way.
By undertaking activities, every participant will earn some points. Highest scorer of each activity will receive an Amazon gift voucher.
At the end of the series, the participant with the highest average points, calculated from the best three activities, will be the overall winner, subject to participation in at least 4 activities.
ISBF website leaderboard will reflect the latest rankings based on average points from the best three activities.
Top 3 overall winners will receive a trophy and certificate from ISBF’s Dean on Orientation Day!
After a rich, curiosity-filled, and invigorating journey throughout the 8 weeks of the Power of Why (PoW) Web Series, we have finally reached this point where we have hopefully engraved a spirit of inquiry in your minds, along with an appreciation of its importance in our everyday learning pursuits. The final leaderboard standings are as follows.