Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

The EBEA Benefits from You (and You Benefit from the EBEA)!

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

The EBEA Benefits from You (and You Benefit from the EBEA)!

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Would you like to make a real difference in Business and Economics Education and further your professional development at the same time?

The EBEA's main capital is its membership. The reason it is an active subject association is that hundreds of members are involved. This magazine for instance is written by volunteers who are almost all EBEA members. We are a professional community and as in any community the benefit members receive is closely related to the work they put in. If you have contributed in the past - please continue - if you have not contributed in the past please consider doing so this year. Material for this publication should be sent to Andrew Ashwin using the contact details in the introduction. Any other ideas for contributions should be sent to Duncan Cullimore via office@ebea.org.uk. There is no limit to the type of contributions we would be interested in but they would typically be related to the following.

* The EBEAwebsite.

* Networking (real or virtual).

* Supporting particular groups (such as nqt's).

* Conferences.

* Lobbying.

* Fund raising.

* Links with business.

* Initial Teacher Education.

2011 Annual Conference Programme - Invitation to Contribute

You will probably be interested in coming to the 2011 Annual Conference in Nottingham, details of which are in the flyers (inserts) and it would be really good if you are able to contribute. The programme includes a series of 10 minute slots on teaching, curriculum and assessment practice and we are inviting delegates to contribute to these. Contributors will receive a £20 gift voucher. It will doubtless help the CV and it will also be great professional development. If you would like to share your practice please get involved and put your name down for one of the sessions which are described in detail below and overleaf. It is likely that your proposal will be accepted but we may have to limit the numbers, depending on the response.

1. Invitation to Contribute to the Quick Fire Teaching Sessions

Have you got a favourite engaging practical classroom activity/game that you run for helping students with a difficult topic in Business Studies, Economics, or Economic Understanding? If so, can you offer to lead a very short session to demonstrate it so that teachers can replicate it in their classroom? We are looking for activities that can be demonstrated in time slots of between five and eight minutes to include room preparation/movement time.

It could be a short starter activity or a taster of a whole lesson activity. If the latter, delegates must be able to go away with a clear idea of how to run the activity. So for example you could come with some of the material/ideas/mindmaps that may normally be developed as part of the activity already prepared or, if it is a game which involves several rounds, you could run just one round. Please note that there will be no hands-on IT facilities for this session - just the usual one computer with a screen for presentation.

Sessions will comprise a maximum of 30 delegates.

Important requirements

* All delegates must be engaged somehow in the activity - we aim to give to our delegates a student's classroom experience.

* Delegates should go away with as much material as possible to run the activity themselves, eg presentation slides, teacher guidance sheets, activity sheets, resources lists etc. This material will be required at least a fortnight ahead of the conference for copying on to a CD Rom for delegates.

* Timing must be precise - you will be given a two-minute warning when your allocation of time is running out.

* The session must not involve an activity which requires the purchase of commercial packages or games nor should it be a copy of a commercially available resource. …

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