Teaching Business & Economics

Teaching Business & Economics is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, Autumn

Budgeting - a Group Task Exercise for ASIA2 Business
During the sixth form many students will turn 18 and increasingly a party or 'gathering' is on the list of must-dos for students. This lesson idea turns that student involvement into an exercise based around decision-making, budget planning and variance...
Business Gurus, David Lester et Al
BUSINESS STUDIES Business Gurus, David Lester et al. Crimson Books, 2012, 259 pages, £12.99, ISBN 978 1 78059 048 6First and foremost, I really liked this book. It sets out to be a 'No-nonsense introduction to complex leadership ideas' and the book meets...
Differentiation by Task
Teachers should be ensuring that lessons have tasks and activities matched to the learning needs of all students and this is certainly something that OfSTED looks for. However, much of the differentiation built into our lessons is differentiation by...
Do Mobile Phones Have a Place in the Classroom?
Listening to a recent radio article on the way home I was struck by a very polarised set of views on mobile phones in schools. On the one hand a teacher was arguing for mobile phones to be completely banned in schools and noted how these devices are...
How Can Intergenerational Learning Boost Older People's and Children's ICT Skills?
In a rapidly changing technological society, people are increasingly becoming more reliant upon Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to conduct everyday tasks such as online banking, grocery shopping and pursuing hobbies. Yet, for some population...
Induction Day Activities
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT?Use the questions to help you unscramble each of the clue words.Copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number.1 . The Chancellor of the Exchequer2. This key firm in the supermarket...
Is Ryanair an Ethical Business?
Businesses, like people, have to make ethical choices. Ethics are becoming more important to businesses in an ever more ethically aware society. Many large businesses want to show that they are ethically responsible on a range of issues, from production...
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics - a Review of Entry Numbers and Grade Allocations Amongst the Three Main A-Level Awarding Organisations
The three main awarding organisations each set their grade boundaries abiding by the Code of Practice regulations set out by Of qua I. The regulatory body monitors the outcome of awarding recommendations from each organisation, but inevitably there are...
OCR GCSE Business and Economics - Managing the Transition to Linear Assessment
The announcement by the government that modular GCSEs would be replaced by a linear model for teaching starting in September 2012 meant that all awarding bodies had to reexamine their specifications. Here, Mark Daniels of OCR explains the implications...
Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology, Diana Laurillard
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology, Diana Laurillard, Routledge, 2012, £22.99, ISBN 978 0 41580 387 8Throw your pens and file paper out of the window. You've got to have a...
The Benefits of Studying Economics
Why Study Economics? is a website that encourages students from all educational backgrounds to study Economics as their first degree. It also provides information to teachers and parents.Where can students study Economics?Over 95 higher education (HE)...
The Flipped Classroom
Are educational paradigms beginning to shift? The digital age has meant the way in which we access information has changed immeasurably. The answer to pretty much any question is now at our fingertips or at the end of a mouse or the tap of a tablet screen....
The Teacher's Reflective Practice Handbook: Becoming an Extended Professional through Capturing Evidence Informed Practice, Paula Zwozdiak-Myers
INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTThe Teacher's Reflective Practice Handbook: becoming an extended professional through capturing evidence informed practice, Paula Zwozdiak-Myers, Routledge, 2012, 206pp, £21.99, ISBN 978...