Order form for 2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies now available. Order here
   Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar (as at 16 January 2018) now available. Click here
   Latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW (Issue 1 - 2017) available here

Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar

Click here to see the Economics and Business Educators 2018 Events Calendar (as at 16 January 2018).

Join EBE NSW or renew your EBE NSW membership for 2018

To  apply to become a new member of EBE NSW or to renew your membership, please visit the EBE NSW Membership Portal here.

Click here for the "Benefits of EBE NSW Membership" flyer.

Reserve Bank of Australia Teacher Immersion Professional Development Event for Economics Teachers

Date:   Friday 15 June 2018
Time:   9am - 4.45pm
Venue: Reserve Bank of Australia Head Office (65 Martin Place, Sydney)

The second event in the Teacher Immersion series will be held on Friday 15 June 2018. This event provides an excellent opportunity for secondary school Economics teachers from across Australia to expand their knowledge of current economic issues and deepen their understanding of economic concepts. In addition to presentations by the Bank's economists on relevant topics for senior students, we will be hosting a session in which a practicing teacher will showcase how they teach one of these topics, including how some of the resources on the Reserve Bank's website might be used. The event is also an opportunity for teachers to engage in professional discussions with their peers and practicing economists, including the Bank's ambassadors.

The one-day professional learning event is limited to 60 teachers. For teachers unable to attend, the event will be recorded and made available on the Bank's website.

To support teachers from across Australia, a limited number of rooms have been reserved for attendees from interstate and regional New South Wales to stay at the Bank's H.C. Coombs Centre. Please express your interest in staying at the Centre when registering for the event (a small fee applies).

Teachers can register from Friday 23 March 2018.

>> More information

Save the date - 2018 EBE NSW Annual Conference - Transforming our world through economics, business and legal education

Date: Friday 29 June 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4.00pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo

>> Click here for the 2018 EBE NSW Annual Conference save the date flyer

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, Business School of the University of Technology, Sydney

Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference

Below is information about the Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference for accounting, business,economics and legal educators.

BEA Conference

We invite teachers of accounting, business, economics and legal education to join us at the 2018 Business Educators Australasia Conference ‘The Capital Connection: a journey of discovery’ from 3-5 October 2018 in Canberra.

With over 30 sessions linked to the curriculum on the program, there will be many opportunities to learn new classroom strategies, update your knowledge in business education and network with colleagues. Some of the highlights of the program include a masterclass conducted by Australian National University (ANU) and visits to several of the Capital’s cultural institutions including the Government House, Parliament House, National Film and Sound Archive and the Museum of Australian Democracy. The conference offers plenty of networking opportunities with functions hosted by ANU, the High Court of Australia and Floriade.

Canberra is a great place to bring the whole family for a holiday break in October with award-winning restaurants, iconic national attractions and scenic outdoor adventures.

For further information about the conference, please visit the BEA website. Registration opens April 2018.

We look forward to providing additional information and welcoming you to the 2018 Business Educators Australasia Conference.

Regards
Christine Reid | Executive Officer

Business Educators Australasia
Suite 201, Level 2, 134-136 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066 | T 03 9419 9622 | F 03 9419 1205 | christine.reid@vcta.asn.au

Professional Learning Grants for the Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference

Two professional learning grants are available for the Business Educators Australasia 2018 Biennial Conference (see item above).

Applications close on 22 June 2018.

>> Further information and application form

Parliamentary Education Office in Canberra to visit Sydney in 2018

Andrew Back (Parliamentary Educator from Parliament of Australia in Canberra) has written to EBE NSW about the Parliamentary Education Office visiting Sydney in 2018. There are opportunities for incursions and teacher professional development sessions.

Copy of letter from Andrew Back, Parliamentary Education Officer - Parliament of Australia  (received by EBE NSW on 22 February 2018) 

Parliamentary Education Office

Dear Economics and Business Educators members,
My name is Andrew Back and I work for the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) in Parliament House, Canberra.
The PEO provides a range of resources to students and teachers to help them better understand the Australian Parliament and engage with it. To date, over 2.1 million students have undertaken a PEO program.
Guided by the Australian Curriculum, the PEO also produces education materials for teachers to deliver civics education in their own classroom, and help ensure new teachers feel confident and properly equipped in this area.
The PEO will be visiting schools in the electorate of Chifley from 6-10th August, covering the area between Ropes Crossing, Riverstone, Arndell Park and Mount Druitt. We plan to visit schools to deliver programs to students, but also to provide support and resources, such as professional development sessions for teachers.
We would be interested in hearing from any teachers or educational networks who would like to work with us during our visit. The programs we could provide for you include:

  • A visit to your school to engage students in practical parliamentary programs,
  • A visit to your school to provide professional development for interested teachers, including teachers from other schools where suitable.
  • A meeting with any other professional teaching network or organisation who may be interested in pursuing the potential for future working partnerships.

We are flexible and can adapt these programs to suit you requirements. We are also able to offer these programs throughout the year via videoconferencing should you be unable to avail yourself of a program during our visit.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to book a program.
Yours faithfully,

Andrew Back
Parliamentary Educator
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Parliamentary Education Office
Parliament of Australia
Phone 02 6277 3675  Fax 02 6277 5775
Email andrew.back@aph.gov.au
Web www.peo.gov.au

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) HSC Marking Feedback for 2017 HSC examination – Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies

Every year, Senior Markers share feedback on student performance in the NESA  HSC exams. NESA has recently published the HSC Marking Feedback (formerly known as the notes form the marking centre) for the 2017 examination. This feedback includes an overview of the qualities of better responses and useful tips in preparing students for future exams. It is essential reading for all HSC students, and for all teachers of HSC subjects.

You can access the Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies HSC Marking Feedback by going to HSC Exam Papers on the NESA website, and selecting the appropriate course.

Please send any comments about "HSC Marking Feedback" for the 2017 NESA HSC Economics, Business Studies and/or Legal Studies examinations to hscmarkingfeedback@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations order form available 

The order form for the 2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies examination papers is now available. Relevant past papers are also available for purchase. The examination papers have been designed by EBE Directors and include marking criteria and suggested answers. Special discount prices apply to members of EBE NSW.

>> Order form for 2018 EBE NSW Trial HSC examination papers

Australian Economics Competition 

Date: 10 May 2018

Competition Format: 40 multiple choice questions, each with 4 choices. Questions will be printed in booklets. Standardised response sheets and question booklets will be provided for each participating student.

Registrations close on 31 March 2018.

>> More information and registration details

Australian Business Studies Competition

Date: 17 May 2018

Competition Format: 40 multiple choice questions, each with 4 choices. Questions will be printed in booklets. Standardised response sheets and question booklets will be provided for each participating student.

Registrations close on 31 March 2018.

>> More information and registration details

2018 ASX Schools Sharemarket Game (Game 1 begins on 8 March 2018)

While you teach your students about investing and the Sharemarket, they can put into practice what they are learning by playing the Sharemarket Game. Students receive a virtual $50,000 they can invest over a 10 week period, in 200 companies listed on the ASX. The prices students buy and sell at are the same prices as they would get in the live market so this is as close to real life share trading as you can get.

As a result of playing the Game your students will:

  • Develop their knowledge of the sharemarket
  • Learn how to research companies
  • Discover the importance of wise investment decisions
  • Gain a greater knowledge of economic and world events
  • Begin to learn more about investing which is beneficial for their future.

>> Registrations now open open for Game 1 - 2018 
>> Game 1 dates: 8 March 2018 - 16 May 2018

There are teacher lesson plans and resources available once you register for the Game. 

>> View "ASX Schools Sharemarket Game - How teachers integrate the Game into their lessons"

There are reports about past winners (including strategies they used when playing the game)  in past editions of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW. Economics and Business Educators NSW members can access the journals through the members section of the EBE NSW website.

>> Further information and how to register

2019 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships for Commerce, Economics or/and Business Studies teachers

Applications are invited from Commerce, Economics and/or Business Studies teachers in Government, Catholic or Independent Schools and TAFE NSW Institutes across New South Wales for two 2019 Premier's Teacher Scholarships to undertake a five week study tour within Australia or overseas.

The two scholarships being offered to Commerce, Economics and/or Business Studies teachers are:

  1. Premier's Reserve Bank of Australia Economics Scholarship
    ($15,000)
  2. Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship
    ($15,000)

Applications for the 2019 NSW Premier's Teachers Scholarships close on 11 May 2018.

>> More information including past scholarship reports.

NESA Review of Commerce Syllabus

The current Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is converting the current Years 7–10 HSIE elective course syllabuses (including Commerce) into an online interactive format including (as applicable) update of content; inclusion of Australian Curriculum content; review for representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; inclusion of Life Skills outcomes and content.

Commerce teachers are invited to complete the NESA online survey about the current Commerce syllabus (including Life Skills). Feedback from the survey will be considered as amendments are made to the syllabus.

The due date for the survey has been extended until 17 December 2017.

After completing the general information questions you will be able to provide specific feedback about the Commerce syllabus.

The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Additional time will be required where you choose to provide comments in text boxes.

>> Download a summary of the survey statements

>> Complete an online survey

It may be useful to refer to a current syllabus while completing this survey.

You can also send your written submission to:

Emmanuel Karayiannis
Senior Curriculum Officer, Human Society and Its Environment
NSW Education Standards Authority
GPO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001
Email: emmanuel.karayiannis@nesa.nsw.edu.au
by 17 December 2017.

Economics and Business Educators NSW will be making a submission about the review of the Commerce syllabus and members are encouraged to contribute to the submission by sending their comments about the review of the Commerce syllabus to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au.

Some questions to consider:

  • What are the strengths of the syllabus?
  • What are the challenges of the syllabus?
  • Considering the Commerce syllabus was last revised in 2003, to what extent is the current syllabus relevant to today's changing commercial environment and contemporary teaching and learning ?
  • Should Economics subject matter form the basis of one of the core topics? At the moment the Economics topic ("Our Economy") is an option.
  • What can be used from the Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business and the Australian Curriculum:Civics and Citizenship to develop a new Commerce syllabus?

EBE Journal Issue 1 2017Latest issue of “The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW” (Issue 1, 2017) now available

The latest issue of The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW  (Issue 1 — 2017) is now available in the members section of the website. EBE members must login to access the latest EBE Journal. Past issues of "The EBE Journal" are also in the members section.

Contents

  • President’s Report - Joe Alvaro
  • EBE NSW News
  • Studying Economics: The Decline in Enrolments and Why it Matters - Jacqui Dwyer
  • Economics on decline but can be rescued - Tony Kuc
  • Pitch Perfect: Engaging Business Studies Students in the Art of Marketing Campaigns - Ben Andersen
  • Problem Based Learning with Preliminary Economics Students - Elly Klappas
  • Setting up students for success: The importance of the first Preliminary Assessment Task in Business Studies - Jay Short
  • Indigenous Economics: A School Developed Option for Stage 5 Commerce Course - Wendy Mockler-Giles
  • Your 2018 Business Studies and Commerce Students are invited to enter the Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition
  • PYOE Competition – Waffles on Wheels - Sarah Matthias
  • Girls take out top spot in the ASX Schools Sharemarket Game 1 2017 - Amanda Mior
  • Women are dropping out of economics, which means men are running our economy - Danielle Wood
  • Student2Student - Women in Economics: A Rare Species? - Ana Ali
  • Revealed: The hidden problem of economic abuse in Australia - Jozica Kutin, Mike Reid and Roslyn Russell
  • Business Case Studies in Global Expansion - Ben Andersen
  • Focus on the Why - Wendy Mockler-Giles
  • Using student reflections to improve their writing in the Commerce Political Involvement Topic - Bernadette Henry and Katrina McLean-Smith
  • Stage 5 Commerce Tactical Teaching Activity Reflection - Bernadette Henry and Katrina McLean-Smith
  • 2016 HSC Economics Examination: Unpacking the Question 20 of the Mulitiple Choice Question Section - Mai Ni Pham

Back issues of the "The EBE Journal - Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW" are also available in the members section of this website and contain useful teaching and learning resources.

Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Release - "Celebration of Excellence" (27 October 2017)

EBE NSW congratulates all the recipients of the 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding Professional Service Awards and the 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding Beginning Teacher Awards. Congratulations to EBE NSW Director Nicholas Ward who has received a 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

Compass: The Staffroom - Part 1, Part 2 and and Part 3 (ABC Television) has received the 2017 Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Award.

>> Full details in  the Professional Teachers' Council NSW Media Release - Celebration of Excellence (27 October 2017) which can be accessed here.

If your're a teacher it pays to learn what you can claim at tax time

The Australian Taxation Office has published a document titled,"If your're a teacher it pays to learn what you can claim at tax time". Read the document here.

2016 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 5 October 2016


2016 PYOE NSW  Awards Ceremony

EBE NSW  recognized the Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) NSW winners at the annual  NSW awards ceremony on 5 October 2016 at the Sydney office of CPA Australia together with Mr Joshua Ang, Relationship Manager – Education and Business Development, CPA Australia. At the ceremony, prizes and certificates were awarded to the NSW student winners and their schools. Parents were in attendance as well to celebrate the success of their child, as well as teachers. Congratulations to the following winners and their teachers from NSW:

  • Division 1 (Individual entry) – Sarah Matthias from Loreto Normanhurst for her business plan “Waffles on Wheels” (Teacher: Mr Matt Kohlhagen)
  • Division 2 (Group entry) – Ashna Kapoor, Anna Michael and Ashley Oliver-Sjahry from MLC School Burwood for their business plan “ZIPCharge” (Teacher: Ms Allison McCulloch). 


2016 PYOE NSW Division One winner, Sarah Matthias (centre) at the 2016 PYOE NSW Awards Ceremony with EBE NSW President, Joe Alvaro (left) and Joshua Ang, Relationship Manager – Education and Business Development, CPA Australia (right)


2016 PYOE NSW Division Two winners at the 2016 NSW Awards Ceremony – From left - Ashley Oliver-Sjahry (Division Two Winner), EBE NSW President, Joe Alvaro, Anna Michael (Division Two Winner), Teacher of Division Two Winners – Allison McCulloch and Joshua Ang, Relationship Manager – Education and Business Development, CPA Australia (far right)
Absent: Ashna Kapoor (Division Two Winner)

Thank you to all the students who entered the competition this year and the teachers who inspired and encouraged their students to enter this prestigious competition. Each student who participated received a Certificate of Participation signed by Mr Graeme Wade FCPA, President CPA Australia and Mr Tony Kuc, President Business Educators Australasia.

Thank you to the students, their families and teachers for attending the presentation at the CPA Sydney Head Office.

Thank you to our EBE NSW Director, Nicholas Ward, for taking on the role of PYOE NSW Coordinator this year and for all his time and effort in ensuring the competition in NSW was a success.
EBE NSW also thanks Business Educators Australasia and CPA Australia for their continuing support of this competition.

Congratulations to all the winners. Be sure to incorporate the PYOE competition into your Commerce and/or Business Studies teaching and learning program in 2016.


PYOE NSW finalists at the 2016 EBE NSW CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Awards Ceremony – 5 October 2016

2016 PYOE NSW Competition Finalists

Division One

ABCD Sitting and Boarding
Alexandra White
Illawarra Christian School, Mrs. Brennan

Bread and Butter Bus

Danica Em
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Break It Up
Tuong-Anh Chu
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Inbound Greyhounds
Nicholas Borovik
St Patrick's Marist College, Dundas, Mr. Moussa

Stitch and Tie
Christopher Trinh
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Study-Aid
Kim Nguyen
Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Mr. Nikolovski

Tampost
Faith Felipe
Loreto Normanhurst, Mr. Kohlhagen

The Helping Hand Café
Annie Xiao
Tara Anglican School for Girls, Mr. Swainson

The Little Runner
Phoebe Smith
St Francis Xavier’s College, Ms White

Waffles on Wheels
Sarah Matthias
Loreto Normanhurst, Mr. Kohlhagen

Division Two

Buruwang
Jack Bucknell, Edward Collard, & Oliver Dixon
Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SHORE), Mr Ronald

Hello Box
Nicole Healey, Josie Lam, & Jennifer Tang
MLC School, Mr Condoleon

ORIGEN
Valavan Chanthiran, Aland Goran, Leo Li, & Carter Opperman
Sydney Boys High School, Mr Dolan

Wow Towel
Olivia Attenborough-Doyle, Cameron Bartrim, Gemma Borra, & Jordan Ristuccia
Tweed River High School, Mr Lambert and Ms Perkins

ZIPCharge
Ashna Kapoor, Anna Michael, & Ashley Oliver-Sjahry
MLC School, Ms McCulloch

NSW Division 1 Winner successful at the 2016 CPA Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition National Awards Ceremony – 13 October 2016

The Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition NSW Division 1 winner, Sarah Matthias, represented NSW at the national PYOE awards ceremony in Melbourne on 13 October 2016 held by Business Educators Australasia. Sarah was flown to Melbourne for the national awards ceremony and joined the division one finalists from the other states and territories of Australia. Sarah was successful in being the national Division 1 winner. Well done to Sarah on this significant achievement at a national level.

The Division 2 winner at the national level was won by James He and Anthony Vanderkop from The Hutchins School, Tasmania for their business plan, “Swavoury Crepes”.

EBE NSW congratulates the 2016 PYOE national winners.


 Sarah Matthias, National 2016 PYOE  Division 1 winner (left) receiving her award from CPA Australia’s Jesse Moors (right)

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