Teaching Business & Economics

Teaching Business & Economics is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring

Britain's National Daily Newspaper Industry
With about 60 per cent of people reading a national daily (rising to 70 per cent on Sundays), Britain's newspaper industry can probably be considered as a national institution. However, along with many other national institutions, it is experiencing...
Economic Development, Peter Cramp, Fourth Edition
Economic Development, Peter Cramp, fourth edition, Anforme Ltd (www.anforme.co.uk), £6.95 (£5.95 each for ten or more copies), ISBN 1-905504-05-5Peter Cramp sets out to present what, for many students, will be their first encounter with applied economics...
Economics AS and A2, Revision Express, Ian Etherington, Charles Smith and Matthew Smith
ECONOMICS Economics AS and A2, Revision Express, Ian Etherington, Charles Smith and Matthew Smith, Longman, 183 pages, paperback, £13.99, ISBN 1405 807 45 8Over recent years, one industry has certainly flourished: the "how to get your candidates through...
Economics: Making Sense of the Modern Economy
Economics: Making Sense of the Modern Economy, edited by Simon Cox, second edition, The Economist in association with Profile Books Ltd, 2006, 326 pages, hardback £20, ISBN 1 86197 545 7, paperback £10.99 ISBN 1 86197 606 2This rather unprepossessing...
Edexcel GCSE Business Unit 1: Introduction to Small Business
KEY STAGE 4 BUSINESS Edexcel GCSE Business Unit 1: Introduction to Small Business, Ian Marcousé, Hodder Arnold, £12.99, ISBN 034092697Edexcel's new qualification in business can be taken as either a single award in Business Studies, Business and Economics...
Improving the Quality of Argument in GCSE Business Studies
What does it mean to write good business studies answers? How should this be shared with students? The aim of this article is to remove some of the mystery and guesswork about how to do well in business studies by presenting a straightforward, accessible...
Keeping Up with the Economists: Using Game Theory in the Classroom
Economists tend to be a rather conservative in many respects - especially when it comes to teaching the subject. The recent discussions over the new subject criteria for A level economics have not thrown up any major breakthroughs in updating the content...
Made of Money
Made of Money, Bank of England. Free resource. Order details and further information on www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/madeofmoney/index.htmThis Bank of England resource comprises a DVD/video, with a supporting activity pack and a handy teachers'...
Remuneration
Should workers be paid according to the effort they exert, the hours they work, or the profit or revenue they generate for their employer? Whatever you think, the harsh reality is that pay will often be based upon what a business believes it can get...
Something for Nothing: Top Ten Business Websites
The dynamic nature of business studies can be a double-edged sword when it comes to delivering the subject. On the positive side, one of the strongest attractions of any business-related course is the opportunity to engage in the real world. Moreover,...
Specialist Business and Enterprise Colleges
At the time of writing there are 245 business and enterprise colleges (BECs) in England. Of these, 18 went through the redesignation process last year. In the forthcoming academic year, 65 BECs are due to redesignate. This article outlines the key factors...
The Talent Gap
Right now, talented people are very scarce. All over the world, organisations are struggling to find enough qualified professionals. Often, many job vacancies requiring lower level skills are hard to fill too. The labour market is increasingly international.Ask...
Training: Illustrating the Benefits
This lesson will give students a practical understanding of the part that training plays in the workplace. They should enjoy it too.By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:* define induction, off-the-job and on-the-job training* discuss...
Using Key Terms in Business Studies
My students often ask me why I put so much emphasis on key terms in lessons. It led me to question if this is an appropriate strategy to adopt in lessons. However, knowledge and understanding flows from these key terms. Even at A level, knowledge of...
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