Queensland Economics Teachers Association

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  • 30 Mar 2020 5:29 PM | QETA ADMIN (Administrator)

    The Association is currently attemtping to archive issues of Econopak. We hope that members find this retrospection interesting. Perhaps articles of interest will be discovered in past issues. They offer an insight into the topics relevant at the time and the teaching of Economics in Queensland in years gone by.

    The issues are offered as is for member use. As more issues are archived they will be made available from the site.







  • 24 Mar 2020 4:38 PM | QETA ADMIN (Administrator)

    In the current circumstances it is encoraging to see teachers of Economics sharing and trying to help each other. Matthew Parsons and Alex Symonds are two such teachers from NSW who have recently put some of their resources on the web for anyone to access. While there are some HSC specific items, there is much to explore that is not specfic to NSW.

    Feel free to have look at what they are making available and, if you are so inclined, let them know you appreciate their actions at this difficult time. If any of our members would like to do something similar let us know and we can help you get the word out to our southern friends...we could have our own State of Origin competition on our hands.

  • 20 Mar 2020 3:22 AM | Greg Dabelstein (Administrator)

    You may have noticed that QETA has been quiet of late. We are pleased to tell you this is about to change.

    Things have been happening quietly in the background as we seek to improve the Association. The Management Committee has been looking at the timing of our key activities given the new senior schooling system. It has been necessary to adjust some dates. This has been based upon feedback from our members and we thank those who have been willing to provide suggestions or ideas.

    The RBA Student Days have moved to Term 2 and are schedule to be held May 4th-13th. These events are always well attended and this year they will be offered free to students of member teachers. Obviously, with the current COVID 19 crisis we are unsure of how these may look this year. We are hopeful that even if it is necessary to cancel these as physical events, we can offer something in conjunction with the RBA online.

    The popular UQ Student Economics Competition will again be held in July. We hope that as many members as possible elect to have their students participate.

    Dates are yet to be set at this stage for the university experience days for students hosted by QUT and UQ. We will be working with these institutions to find mutually suitable times so that as many members’ students as possible can participate.

    We are currently finalising dates for our biennial conference. COVID 19 arrangements permitting, this will be held in July/August. Watch this space.

    Be sure to 'like' our Facebook page http://facebook.com/QETAinc this year as well. If you haven’t already, join the associated closed group (members only) where links to relevant news items and other content are posted by members. Feel free to ask others for ideas or advice, too.

    Historical copies of Econopak, the Associations onetime journal, are being converted to pdf for archival purposes. You will be able to access these from the members area on the website. While they are very much ‘of their time’, they do provide an interesting record of economic issues and teaching here in Queensland in past years. While Econopak is no longer published, the Association does have plans for the creation of an irregular teaching resource. The first of these is due for release soon and will be made available to all members.

    We are also in the middle of a rebrand. This includes updating our online presence, logo and other association operations. The ability to purchase third party teaching resources through the Association has been removed for the moment until such time as we conduct a review into quality and supply issues.

    Annual fees are now past due and if you choose not to re-join the Association, this will be the final email you receive from us. If so, we wish you well in your teaching, but do hope you’ll reconsider.

    If you have an insitutional membership, we ask that you please review the teacher members associated with it. Let us know of any amendments so we can keep our records up to date.

    Finally, we hope that all our members and their families are dealing with the COVID 19 crisis as best they can. We will continue to post updates about QETA activities here, including any changes to traditional activity arrangements, and on the Facebook page.
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