EBEA: Preparing Schemes of Work
An article from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on preparing schemes of work.
EBEA: Guidance on Course Structure and Sample Handbooks
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on setting up a course and writing handbooks.
EBEA: Working with school-based colleagues
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on working with school-based colleagues.
EBEA: Needs Analysis
A unit from the Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA) ITE Subject Resource Network on analysing the needs of trainees to ensure that training takes account of individual needs.
2.2 The Cain and Hopkins thesis
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
Chick Embryos in Shell-less Culture
Continuous observation of developing embryos from day 3 up to day 18 of incubation allows students to see differentiation of extra embryonic membranes and circulation, limb bud, heart, and feathers as well as pre-hatching behavior. For advanced classes, this method is useful to study teratology, organogenesis, and quantitative growth changes.
Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
5 Why not an exact 3:1 ratio?
This Unit looks at how units if inheritance are transmitted from one generation to the next. First you will look at what happens to the chromosones of animals and plants during the process of sexual reproduciton. Then you will examine how genes are transmitted in particular patterns from generation to generation. These two approaches combine to illustrate how the patterns of inheritance can be explained by the behaviour of chromosomes during sexual reproduction.
Larry White on Hayek and Money
Larry White of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Hayek's ideas on the business cycle and money. White lays out Hayek's view of business cycles and the role of monetary policy in creating a boom and bust cycle. The conversation also explores the historical context of Hayek's work on business cycle theory--the onset of the Great Depression and the intellectual battle with Keynes and his work. In the second half of the podcast, White turns to alternative ways to pr
Belongia on the Fed
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
Career skills in economics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 Careers skills is a compulsory module for all Year 2 Economics students. It is not available to students from outside the School. It is one of a number of modules that make up the Nottingham Advantage Award. The Nottingham Advantage Award is a new initiative focusing on student skills, employability and personal and academic development. Initially created for undergraduate studen
Leamer on Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories
Ed Leamer, of UCLA and author of Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how we should use patterns in macroeconomic data and stories about those patterns to improve our understanding of the economy. Leamer argues that economics is not a science, but rather a way of thinking, and that economic models are neither true nor false, but either useful or not useful. He discusses various patterns in the recessions and recoveries in the United States since 1950. T
The implications of Buddhist Economics for a new business model
Dr Mike Lucas looks at the social implications of a new business model based on Buddhist economics.
Vernon Smith on Rationality in Economics
Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith of Chapman University and George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his new book, Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms. They discuss the social and human sides of exchange, the robust nature of equilibrium in experiments and the real world, the seeming contradiction between Adam Smith's two great works, the unpredictability of how innovation emerges and its rationality, what neuroscience might tell us abo
Munger on Price Gouging
Mike Munger of Duke University recounts the harrowing (and fascinating) experience of being in the path of a hurricane and the economic forces that were set in motion as a result. One of the most important is the import of urgent supplies when thousands of people are without electricity. Should prices be allowed to rise freely or should the government restrict prices? Listen in as Munger and EconTalk host Russ Roberts discuss the human side of economics after a catastrophe.
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the
Giving in the Digital World
For charitable organizations and initiatives, the Internet provides the opportunity to reach more people in more direct and personal ways. Are they grasping this opportunity? Following on the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, generous individuals around the world used their mobile phones to make more than $40 million in gifts to aid organisations. More than $1 billion in gifts came in the next four weeks, a large percentage of which was donated online. But the real stories of how digital tec
Mobile learning news - Autumn 2009 issue
MoLeNET is entering its third phase and after two years a lot has been learnt on how effective mobile learning is and the lessons learnt. In addition numerous support systems have been developed by LS...
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
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