Teaching Business & Economics

Teaching Business & Economics is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer

Achieving the Perfect Economics Essay
All A level economics papers contain an element of essay writing. This is all well and good for those students with a highly logical and verbal approach to learning. However, for many students the essay writing skills required, particularly at A2, can...
Assessment of Enterprise Capability: Some Proposals
Enterprise education became an entitlement for all key stage 4 students in September 2005. It was introduced following the Howard Davies review in 2002. This entitlement comprises enterprise capability, supported by financial capability and economic...
Business and Economics for All
The new secondary curriculum includes economic and business for every student in secondary schools something that teachers have wanted for years. The new QCA programme of study for economic wellbeing requires an understanding of how businesses work and...
Business and Management
Business and Management, Paul Hoang, 750 pages, £35, IBID Press, ISBN 1-876659-63-7The first thing that strikes you about Paul Hoang's book is how detailed and thorough it is. It is a substantial text, which covers the IB Business and Management syllabus...
Business Case Studies - Applied GCSE Business
Business Case Studies - Applied GCSE Business, Margaret Hancock and John Evans-Pritchard, 178 pages, spiral bound, £90, Causeway Press, ISBN 978-1-4058-6448-0This is a photocopiable resource with 32 engaging case studies. Each is accompanied by a glossary,...
Developing Self-Assessment Skills in the Context of Level 3 BTEC Business Courses
The ability of students to assess their own work is a key feature of assessment for learning (AFL). Peer and self-assessment is described by Black and William (1998) as "far from being a luxury, [it] is in fact an essential part of formative assessment"....
eBusiness Course Companion
eBusiness Course Companion, price £350 for a site licence, eHarris Learning. A 30-day free trial version can be downloaded from www.harriselearning.com.Content (rating: ***)This companion is a welcome change to the e-learning websites and programs that...
Interactive Whiteboard Ideas for Business Studies
The interactive whiteboard can bring invaluable benefits to the classroom since it provides an opportunity to include all learners within the lesson. This article shows how to incorporate a range of whiteboard functions, such as highlighting, drag and...
OCR GCE AS/A2 Economics
In line with the changes to all GCE qualifications, OCR's popular Economics course moves from six to four units to reduce the burden of examinations. As with the previous OCR specification, the new qualification has no coursework option - so no change...
Sources of Finance: Eddie Stobart Ltd
Edward Stobart worked for his father, Eddie, in his agricultural business. This required the haulage of agricultural products. Edward had a passion for lorries, and when the haulage industry was deregulated in 1968 there were opportunities for hauliers...
The Challenge of Assessing Enterprise
Experiential learning often has very long run outcomes. Research by Young Enterprise in Northern Ireland and in Europe has produced some interesting results. Drawing on 20 years work in schools, it found that those who had participated in Young Enterprise...
The Labour Market for Nurses in the UK: 1997-2006
The case study covers a period in which there were major changes in the demand for and supply of nurses in the UK. It provides an example of the complexity of labour market adjustment following a sudden change, in this case a sharp rise in funding. As...
The New Diploma: Good News for Business Studies Teachers?
The diplomas are qualifications for 14-19 year olds. They create different pathways for learners and help them achieve both the skills and knowledge in their chosen diploma line and basic skills in maths, English and ICT - the "functional skills" that...
The Question Is the Answer: Part Two
Today's Dr Who has a device that he lacked in earlier series: a sonic screwdriver. This handy instrument facilitates the script by opening any door regardless of its locking technology. And we, as business education teachers, should not be shy to claim...
The Times 100
The Times 100, free of charge, accessible at www.times100.co.ukContent (rating: ****)The Times 100 is an established, free teaching resource. For a dozen issues, it has provided schools with a glossy ring binder packed full of business case studies that...
Websites for GCSE Economics
This piece provides a brief review of three websites: Bizled, tutor2U and the BERR site. For more detail, a longer article with much more information on these sites can be accessed on the EBEA website. Note that these websites - as with others that have...