Teaching Business & Economics

Teaching Business & Economics is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer

A Virtual Free Lunch?
Alright, so we all know that there's no such thing as a free lunch, and that is increasingly true of the Internet. Sites that used to be completely free like the Financial Times archive are starting to charge subscriptions for the premium content of...
Biz/ed: Built for FE?
This summer sees the completion of 'Building Biz/ed for FE', a JISC-funded project aimed at boosting the relevance, structure and accessibility of our service to the FE community. There were several strands to this project, including:* the site re-design,...
Brands and Badges
In his book 'Capitalism is Dead: Peoplism Rules', Alec Reed argues that capitalism has now given way to a new era, which he calls peoplism. He says 'In our creative economy land and capital are of limited importance, their ease of accessibility negating...
Case Studies for Business
All the reviews published in 'Teaching Business and Economies' are now available on the TES BookFind CD ROM, published termly by Book Data Ltd., Northumberland House, 2, King Street, Twickenham, TW1 2RZ, in association with The Times Educational Supplement....
Editor's Comment
This edition has the usual mixture of updates and classroom articles together with a focus on ICT and the resource reviews.Two eminent EBEA members have written the Update articles. Robert Wilson has taken a look at some sources of market imperfection....
GCSE Applied Business
GCSE Applied Business, Michael Pardon, Chris Nutall and John Prokopiw, Osborne Books Ltd, 2002, 381 pages, L14.95, ISBN 1 872962 32 7and GCSE Applied Business : Tutor Pack (free with orders of the 15 or more of the main text book).My first thought was...
GCSE in Applied Business
GCSE APPLIED BUSINESSGCSE in Applied Business, Neil Denby & Peter Thomas, Hodder & Stoughton, 2002, 288 pages, L14.99, ISBN 0 340 857412.Neil Denby and Peter Thomas bring their considerable gravitas as experienced writers and examiners to the...
Not as Easy as It Looks
Creating a name for yourself in business is not wholly straightforward.In his article, Alec Reed has some positive comments to make about the approach to business and marketing adopted by the founder of easyjet, Stelios HajiIoannou. In particular, Stelios'...
Nuffield Economics and Business ICT Investigations (CD-ROM)
SOFTWARENuffield Economics and Business ICT Investigations (CD-ROM) available from Statistics for Education, 5 Bridge Street, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. CM23 2JUThis CD ROM is worth buying even if you do not teach the Nuffield course. It will run on...
Of Course You Can!
Do's and Don'ts of AQA A Level Business Studies CourseworkThe following list is my attempt to provide some helpful advice to those of you out there (and first-timers especially) who are either going to be requiring your students to produce coursework...
Section Heading: Post-16 Resources Global Learner
Section heading: post-16 resources Global Learner, Christian Aid, 2003, resource pack, L19.99, Tel 020 7523 2229In its introduction the resource describes its aims as meeting some of the needs of teachers of AVCE subjects as well as those of RE teachers...
Setting Interest Rates
Every year, the Bank of England runs its Target 2.5' competition. This involves one team per competing school. Each team starts out in regional heats and, if successful, moves on to area finals. The six area winners go to the national final.At each level,...
The Joy of Imperfection
Markets revisitedBy the same token, one of the great challenges to teachers is to help students to build up and retain an analytical toolkit that will help them to produce for themselves 'answers' that not only will satisfy their own curiosity to a reasonable...
The Real Price of Cotton'
'The Real price of Cotton', Ken Webster, (A4 size), 48 pages, L8.95, ISBN 0-9542298-00, available from 'Just Business', Norfolk Education and Action Development (NEAD)5Tel: 01603 610993, E-mail: jusbiz@nead.org.ukAs I read this during Pantomime season,...
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