Archived presentations and other items: 2013

Video - HSC Economics Revision Day Lecture on "The Current State of the Australian Economy" (9 July 2013) by Dr Tony Stokes

Members are able to access a video of an HSC Economics Revision Day lecture on “The Current State of the Australian Economy” given by Dr Tony Stokes (Senior Lecturer in Economics, Australian Catholic University) at the Australian Catholic University on 9 July 2013 on the members section of the EBE NSW website. It contains visual images to help students engage with the lecture.

Dr Tony Stokes’s presentation is available for download by EBE members after login.

Slides from EBE NSW Professional Development Event - HSC Business Studies Human Resources (Topic 4) Information Evening held on 13 March 2013

The above NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed EBE NSW PD event (held in association with The University of Sydney Business School) was an outstanding success. Held at The University of Sydney, participants were able to hear Dr. Will Harvey speak on “Attracting, retaining and developing talent” and “Ethics, Reputation and CSR”. Participants increased and updated their knowledge of the Board of Studies NSW HSC Human Resources topic, as the event examined contemporary business issues, using actual business case studies. Participants were able to ask questions and had opportunities to network with other participants. Teachers can learn a lot from academics who are experts with regards to the subject matter we teach and who share the findings of their research and practice through events such as this one. Some positive feedback about this event was received from participants:

“Will was a great speaker, case studies very useful.”
“A great presentation. Case study examples are highly relevant and should engage students in high order thinking skills.”
“Extremely useful and interesting. Informative and engaging material. Very well presented.”
“Great presenter. Nice having an expert in a particular area lecture – well presented, passionate about his research.”
“A greater insight in the HR topic with great case studies.”
“Presenter was well prepared. Able to answer direct questions and had enthusiasm for the topic he delivered.”
“Excellent presentation with concrete examples and case studies.”
“Exceptional presenter (Will Harvey); very interesting topic. He presented numerous and current case studies which I can use in lesson plans.”
“Case studies were an excellent direct link to the syllabus.”
“The case study material was unique and interesting. This could be used to better engage students, especially in relation to corporate social responsibility. Will was an interested and passionate presenter who willingly shared his knowledge.”

Dr Harvey’s slides from the event are available for download by EBE members after login.

EBE NSW Webinar on the ACARA Draft Years 5-10 Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business

On 18 June 2013 EBE NSW held a webinar on the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Draft Years 5-10 Australian Curriculum: Economics and Business (the draft curriculum can be accessed on the ACARA website). Participants were able to hear from EBE NSW Director Professor John Lodewijks who gave an overview of the draft curriculum, as well ask questions and offer feedback.

Listen to the webinar (Requires Flash Player 10.3 or above)

Newspaper article – “The case for economics” by EBE NSW Director Professor John Lodewijks

EBE NSW Director, Professor John Lodewijks, wrote an article for The Australian on 8 July 2013 titled “The case for economics”.

In his introduction, Professor Lodewijks, writes:
“Why does a case for economics need to be made in the first place? Surely economics is the foundation discipline for studies in business, finance, accounting and related fields. Acknowledged as the queen of the social sciences, the scientific community recognises the value of the discipline with the award of Nobel Prizes.”

To access the full article, click on the following link The case for economics | The Australian