Economics - A Perspective from the Classroom

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Economics - A Perspective from the Classroom

  1. 1. Geoff Riley FRSA, Tutor2u and Eton CollegeA PERSPECTIVE FROM THE CLASSROOM Photo: Richard Youell
  2. 2. A Level Economics Candidates in the UK7000060000 3518450000 29198 2771440000 24449 22113 20753 AS Econ A2 Econ30000 22875 2384320000 20987 18540 17455 1743810000 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  3. 3. A brighter dawn for 14-18 Economics• Intense student interest & curiosity• Economics on the web & e-learning• Impact of popular writing and “stars”• Influx of teachers changing careers• Moves towards active-learning• Proactive work from some universities and employers Photo: Richard Youell
  4. 4. Photos: LSE and BoE
  5. 5. Photo: Richard Youell Biology Geography History Economics Statistics Psychology STUDENTS WANT TO MAKE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SUBJECTS
  6. 6. Behavioural Economics Money, Banking, Finance Fast Growth Economies Statistics and Simulations Economics of Technology Economic HistoryCHANGES IN DIRECTION FOR 16-18 Photo: Richard Youell
  7. 7. Support, Engage and Connect• Consider pathways for non-mathematicians• Give more emphasis to history and culture• Invest in schools to promote economic literacy• Teachers crying out for macro simulations!• Support economics teaching for PGCE• More economists will end up in teaching or become entrepreneurs - it is happening now! Photo: Richard Youell
  8. 8. Geoff Riley FRSA, Tutor2u and Eton CollegeE-mail: g.riley@etoncollege.org.uk Twitter: @tutor2u_econ

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