Queensland Economics Teachers Association

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News April 2020 - Happy Easter & Holidays

08 Apr 2020 4:47 AM | QETA ADMIN (Administrator)

We trust that you are managing things as best you can during these uncertain and difficult times. The Easter break offers us time to refresh and prepare for what will surely be one of the most interesting school terms we will ever face. The Management Committee would like to draw your attention to the following items at this time.

RBA Resource

As expected, the RBA seminars will not be held in their current form. We remain hopeful that the RBA will be able to put something together that we can share with you and your students digitally. In the meantime, they have published a new Explainer, describing the "difference between conventional and unconventional monetary policy. It also looks at the different tools that have been used by central banks when conducting unconventional monetary policy and summarises those tools that have been introduced more recently in Australia." The resource can be found at the RBA website's education resources.

Free Teaching Resources

As you may be aware several institutions and individuals are providing free access to resources during this time, particularly those that are able to be used for online learning. The following are three such sites by teachers in other states. While there are some aspects that are region specific, the majority remains relevant and useful for Queensland teachers.

It would be wonderful if QETA members, that felt so inclined, would be willing to share things as well. If so, get in contact and we can assist with getting you some publicity and hopefully fame in other states :-)

Econopak Back Issues

In our last communication we mentioned that we are archiving past issues of Econopak. We are pleased to announce that the first set of these is now available for members only from the QETA website. There are currently numerous issues dating back to 1999 for your perusal. We hope that you find this look back at QETA, and the teaching of Economics in Queensland, interesting.

Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition

Business Educators Australasia (of which are affiliated) has provided information regarding their Plan Your Own Enterprise Competition for this year. Obviously, with off-campus learning this provides unique challenges, but it may also be an opportunity for students to consider this activity if they have interest in this area. Further information, including a unit of work, can be accessed from the Competitions and Awards section of the BEA website.

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