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Economics and Business Educators of NSW

From the President - Joe Alvaro

1  May 2016

Dear EBE NSW Members,

Welcome to the May 2016 EBE NSW e-newsletter in this 2016 Federal Budget week. See the item in this e-newsletter “TV resources - 2016 Federal Budget”. Ross Gittins will present the keynote presentation “The 2016 Federal Government Budget” at the 2016 EBE NSW Annual Conference — more details about the conference in this e-newsletter.

EBE NSW makes a submission to the 2016 NSW Government Review of BOSTES NSW

NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has commissioned a review of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). An expert panel will carry out the review before reporting back to the Minister by July 2016. More information can be found here.

EBE NSW has made a submission to the Review. Read our submission here.

You can have your say by completing the survey here. The survey closes on 5 May 2016.

You have an opportunity to tell Minister Piccoli what you think about BOSTES NSW.

  • How well is BOSTES supporting you as you work with the Australian Professional Teaching Standards?
  • How well is BOSTES supporting you as you teach Economics, Business Studies, Legal studies and Commerce in the classroom?
  • How well are teachers in the classroom represented and supported at BOSTES NSW?

2016 EBE NSW Annual Conference

The 2016 EBE NSW Annual Conference on Friday 20 May 2016 is fast approaching. To qualify for the early bird rate registrations must be received by COB Friday 6 May 2016. Our annual conference organising committee and office staff have been working hard to produce a conference program which is syllabus friendly and classroom focused as well as aiming to increase teacher understanding of the subject matter in the areas of economics, business and law. The conference theme is "Inspired and Informed: Leading the Way in Economics and Business Education" and the key features of the program include:

  • a choice of sessions, providing flexibility to suit your professional learning needs, including part 2 (Operations)  of a business case study on “Skydive the Beach”, following on from last year’s well received part 1 (Marketing) at the 2015 EBE NSW Annual Conference
  • well-respected and engaging keynote speakers - Ross Gittins on the federal government budget; and Sarah Prescott, Head of Marketing and Communications from Thankyou, a Business Case Study on marketing
  • practical classroom resources and ideas you can use, presented by well-respected classroom teachers
  • a review of the 2015 BOSTES NSW HSC examinations for Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies, presented by experienced HSC markers
  • exhibitor displays so you can discover the latest resources.
Please note also this conference has been BOSTES NSW endorsed.

For more details refer to the Conference Program and Registration form on the EBE NSW website. Make sure you nominate your workshops sessions when completing the registration form. EBE NSW members who are student teachers can attend the conference at the special discounted rate of $44 and we welcome student teachers of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce to attend. Your certificate of participation can be included in your job portfolio. To secure your place at the conference send your completed registration form by email to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au. Payment can then follow later by mail (if not already included with registration).
 
If you have any questions please email admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
 

Other upcoming EBE NSW Professional Development courses

1. 2016 Economics Update Conference
Date: Friday 17 June 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:20 pm
Venue: CPA Australia 3/111 Harrington St, Sydney, NSW 2000
>> See the full conference program and registration details 

2.  Teaching the HSC Course (Year 12) in Business Studies for the First Time?
Date: 
  Friday 5 August 2016
Time:   8.30am - 3pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde, NSW
>> See the full conference program and registration details 
 

3. Teaching the HSC Course (Year 12) in Economics or Legal Studies for the First Time?
Date: 
  Wednesday 7 September 2016
Time:   4.15pm - 7.30pm
Venue: NSW Department of Education Building, 3B Smalls Road, Ryde, NSW

>> See the full conference program and registration details 
 

2016 Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference — “Thinking, Teaching, Doing Business"

The 2016 Business Educators Australasia national conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2016. The conference will provide a forum for the teaching and learning of business and economics education and associated studies for colleagues across Australia. A particular emphasis will be on the development of the Australian Curriculum. As EBE NSW is an affiliate member of Business Educators Australasia, EBE NSW members can attend the conference at a discounted rate. There are also low student teacher rates available.
 
>> More details here.
 

EBE NSW Professional Development Grant — Your opportunity to travel to Hobart, Tasmania to attend the 2016 Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference — Thinking, Teaching, Doing Business

Economics and Business Educators NSW is offering a professional development grant for one EBE NSW member to attend the 2016 Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference — Thinking, Teaching, Doing Business to be held in Hobart, Tasmania on 29 September and 30 September 2016 (end of Term 3 school holidays). The grant covers the cost of return airfare, conference registration and accommodation at Wrest Point Hotel (the conference venue) on Wednesday 28 October 2016 and Thursday 29 October 2016.

EBE members who wish to apply are asked to email EBE NSW a statement of 500 words or less describing the expected benefits and learnings to be gained by attending the conference and networking with other teachers, and how those learnings would be shared with teachers from your school and region.

Applications should be emailed to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au by close of business on 17 June 2016. Applicants should include their full name, school, address, email address and EBE NSW membership number.

>> More details about the conference here.
 

EBE NSW helps teachers who are teaching Year 11 Economics, Business Studies and Legal Studies for the first time

1. Year 11 Economics and Legal Studies teachers attended the BOSTES NSW endorsed EBE NSW “Teaching the Preliminary course (Year 11) in Economics or Legal Studies for the first time?” conference on 9 March 2015. Participants were teachers beginning to teach the current BOSTES NSW Preliminary Economics and Legal Studies courses. The event was also open to teachers who wanted a refresher course. Participants were able to hear about effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students, current developments in their subject area and assessment procedures and techniques, and receive some teaching and learning resources to take back to their classroom. Presenters were experienced subject experts. Heather Brown (Birrong Girls High School) presented the Economics session and Joe Alvaro (EBE NSW President) presented the Legal Studies session.

Some feedback from participants about the conference included:
- “Useful strategies for teaching Economics and make it more interesting for students.”
- “Lots of excellent resources given out. Thank you!”
- “Excellent delivery of ideas and very resourceful with resources. Gave me confidence to do/teach Year 11.”

2. Year 11 Business Studies teachers attended the all day BOSTES NSW endorsed EBE NSW “Teaching the Preliminary course (Year 11) in Business Studies for the first time?” conference on 11 March 2016. Conference sessions included:
- “Unpacking the Year 11 course”
- “Effective teaching strategies and resources”
- “Effective assessment strategies”
- “Literacy strategies in Business Studies”
- “Using IT strategies in Business Studies”
- “Preparing for the HSC – Effective Exam Techniques”

Thank you to EBE NSW Director Andrew Athavle for being the Conference Convenor for this event.

Thank you to the presenters at this event:
  • Andrew Athavle (William Carey Christian School/EBE NSW Director)
  • Gavin Russell (Queenwood School)
  • Dr Trish Weekes (Literacy Works)
  • Matthew Bingham (William Carey Christian School)
  • Nicholas Gliddon (Knox Grammar School)
The following presentations from the EBE NSW Professional Development Event — "Teaching the Preliminary course (Year 11) in Business Studies for the first time?" held on 11 March 2016 are available for EBE NSW members on the EBE NSW website.
  • Teaching Year 11 Business Studies for the first time 2016 - Andrew Athavle
  • Year 11 Business Studies Topic 3 - Business Planning: Options for Teachers - Gavin Russell
  • Effecive Assessment in Business Studies - Andrew Athavle
  • Literacy in Business Studies - Dr Trish Weekes
  • Preparing for the HSC - Effective Exam Technique - Nicholas Gliddon
Some feedback from participants about the conference included:
- As a teacher, teaching the Business Studies course for the first time, this session certainly gave me a lot of ideas and lessened my anxiety about prelim BS. “
- “Great strategies presented. Made me think of assessment in a new way.”
- “Fantastic! So many useful tips and can’t wait to share.”


EBE NSW PD Event - “Teaching the Preliminary course (Year 11) in Business Studies for the first time?” – 11 March 2016


Teachers networking at EBE NSW “Teaching the Preliminary course (Year 11) in Business Studies for the first time?” PD event – 11 March 2016

Engineers tell us that 50% of construction is in the foundation stages. Effective teaching and learning also depends on the quality of the teaching and learning that has occurred in previous stages. We are confident that these courses will help teachers improve student learning outcomes in their classrooms as they teach the Preliminary foundation courses and as they build on this in term 4, when the HSC courses begin. EBE NSW will hold the HSC equivalent of these courses later this year — see the EBE NSW website for more details.
 

EBE NSW “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce” PD event held on 30 March 2016

Commerce teachers came together on 30 March 2016 to complete the BOSTES NSW endorsed “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce” EBE NSW PD course. We see Commerce as an important course in schools as it is one of the ways financial literacy is taught to young people, thus making a contribution to a financially literate community which leads to a more prosperous society for all. Participants gained fresh insights into the BOSTES NSW Commerce syllabus and reflected on and improved their Commerce teaching strategies. The course provided participants with opportunities for collegial discussions and the sharing of ideas and resources. Presenters at his event were Joe Alvaro, EBE NSW President, Kate Dally, EBE NSW Vice–President and Dr Trish Weekes from Literacy Works. Thank you to all participants who sent in a teaching and learning resource to share/swap with other participants.

Participants can access teaching and learning resources from this conference and the 2014 and 2015 “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce” conferences on the EBE NSW website.

Some feedback from participants about the conference included:
- “Free resources have been very helpful. Activities and assessment sharing was a great help for me as a new teacher.”
- Great range of resources especially useful websites! Excellent literacy presentation and strategies.”
- “It was invigorating to listen to people so enthusiastic and motivated about Commerce. The discussion and information reminded me how much we can do in Commerce. A valuable evening.”


EBE NSW PD Event - “Revamping and Resourcing Commerce” – 30 March 2016
 

NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships for Commerce, Economics or Business Studies teachers

* Hurry – applications closing soon *
Applications are invited from Commerce, Economics and Business Studies  teachers in Government, Catholic or Independent Schools and TAFE NSW Institutes across New South Wales for two 2016 Premier's Teacher Scholarships to undertake a five week study tour. All school teachers and TAFE NSW teachers should plan for their study tours to occur from 1 January 2017 until 30 June 2017. The two scholarships being offered to Commerce, Economics and Business Studies teachers are:
  1. Premier's Reserve Bank of Australia Economics Scholarship 
    (One scholarship of $15,000 will be awarded in 2016)
  2. Premier's First State Super Financial Literacy Scholarship 
    (One scholarship of $15,000 will be awarded in 2016)
>> More information is available hereApplications close 6 May 2016

EBE NSW is happy to provide further advice to teacher members who are interested in applying. Email us at admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au should you require assistance. 
 

2016 National Excellence in Teaching Awards are open

Nominations for the 2016 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards are open. 

ASG’s National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) Foundation was established in 1994 to honour exemplary teaching throughout Australia and New Zealand. There are so many fabulous educators who work in our communities who fly under the radar and now parents and community members can nominate an outstanding teacher for the 2016 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA).

Now in its 22nd year, ASG NEiTA is Australia’s only community centred teaching awards where parents, grandparents, secondary student councils, school boards/councils, parent associations, committees of management and community organisations get to nominate teachers for an award. Nominated teachers, principals and centre directors have the chance of becoming the state and territory award recipients, with the national award recipients announced in March 2017. The national award recipients will be presented with $5000 professional development grants, helping them to pursue further studies, embark on international study tours and one teacher also gets the opportunity to attend International Space Camp at the U.S Space and Rocket Centre in Alabama. One teacher is also awarded the Disability Inclusion Grant. More than 30,000 teachers have been nominated by their communities across Australia and New Zealand since the awards started in 1994. ASG NEiTA started in 1996 in New Zealand. ASG NEiTA has distributed more than $800,000 in grants and prizes since the awards started 22 years ago. 

Nominations for the awards close on 31 July 2016.

>> To nominate go to: www.asg.com.au/nominate. Teachers can be nominated across early childhood, primary and secondary school categories. 
 

2016 CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition

* Give your Business Studies and Commerce students the opportunity to enter this exciting and rewarding competition *

* The NSW Division One winner will receive an iPad mini 4 64GB Wi-Fi (valued at $699) *

The CPA Australia Plan Your Own Enterprise (PYOE) Competition is open to all full-time secondary school students enrolled in a registered secondary school in Australia. To enter, students need to devise a creative enterprise idea and submit a 3000 word business plan, explaining how their great idea could become a profitable business. The competition has two divisions with fantastic prizes up for grabs:
  • Division one – Open to individual student entries, submitted by students of any age, attending a registered secondary school.
  • Division two – Group entries (maximum of six students), submitted by students of any age, attending a registered secondary school.
NSW entries are due by Friday September 2, 2016 (Term 3, Week 7). These will be marked, and finalists in both divisions will be invited to the NSW Awards Ceremony. At this awards ceremony, the winner in each division will be announced. The NSW Division One winner will receive an iPad mini 4 64GB Wi-Fi (valued at $699). Certificates and other prizes will also be awarded.

The Division One winner will then be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards Ceremony on Thursday October 13 (Term 4, Week 1). They will join the division one finalists from the other states and territories of Australia, where the national winner will be announced. This competition can be incorporated into assessment tasks for both Commerce (Option 11: Running a Business) and Year 11 Business Studies (Topic: Business planning). Click here for a sample assessment task. Email EBE NSW if you would like a Microsoft Word version of the sample assessment task.

All students who enter the competition will receive a Certificate of Participation for their job portfolios. Click here for the following details: 
  • The 2016 PYOE competition brochure
  • Tips for creating a winning plan
  • 2015 Division One winner’s plan (“SurfScout”) and judges’ comments

Chartered Accountants ANZ Afternoon Tea for Economics, Business Studies and Commerce Teachers

Date: Tuesday 3 May 2016
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: Chartered Accountants ANZ, 33 Erskine Street, Sydney (5 minute walk from Wynard Railway Station) 
Cost: Free (registration required)
Interested in learning about cadetship opportunities and the various pathways for your students? Hear directly from a panel of previous cadets, as they discuss their experiences. Chartered Accountants ANZ are pleased to invite Economics, Business Studies and Commerce teachers  to a free afternoon tea  at the Chartered Accountants ANZ office to learn more about the business world and opportunities for their students.

>> Register here
 

Chartered Accountants ANZ presents Meet the Business Leader 2016 for Economics and Business Studies Students 

Date:   Wednesday 11 May 2016
Time:   5pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Luna Park, Crystal Ballroom, 1 Olympic Drive Milsons Point, Sydney, NSW  
Cost: Free (registration required)
Meet the Business Leader 2016 provides students with the advice they need to choose the best study option for when they leave school. They will be able to meet with successful Chartered Accountants who have the insight and enthusiasm to really answer their questions. It's a rare opportunity to explore some of the exciting possibilities a career in business offers, from the people living it. Students will be able to ask questions like:
  • Where’s the best place to do a cadetship locally?
  • What skills should I be trying to develop?
  • What advice they wish they had received at the start?
  • What should I study, and where?
>> Register here
 

2016 EBE NSW Trial HSC Examinations order form available 

The order form for the 2016 EBE NSW Trial HSC Business Studies, Economics and Legal Studies examination papers is now available. Relevant past papers are also available for purchase. The examination papers have been designed by EBE Directors and include suggested answers and marking guidelines. Special discount prices apply to members of EBE NSW.

>> Order form for 2016 EBE NSW Trial HSC examination papers
 

TV Resources - 2016 Federal Budget

1. Budget 2016: The Treasurer's Speech – 3 May 2016 – 7.30pm - ABC TV
Treasurer Scott Morrison will deliver his first Federal Budget speech live from the House of Representatives.
                                 
2. ABC News Budget Special – 3 May 2016 – 8pm – ABC TV
Leigh Sales hosts the ABC News Budget 2016 special with Political Editor, Chris Uhlmann live from Parliament House in Canberra.

3. Budget 2016: Opposition Reply – 5 May 2016 – 7.30pm – ABC TV
Live from Canberra, the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, addresses Federal Parliament with his reply to Tuesday's Federal Budget.

4. “Behind the News” story – “Budget 2016”
The ABC Television student current affairs program, “Behind the News”, will screen a story on “Budget 2016” this week focusing on how decisions are made to spend billions and billions of dollars when everyone seems to have different ideas. See the “Behind the News” website for more information.
 

Business-Law-Arts Symposium 2016 – Towards HSC success

Interactive and engaging HSC Business Studies and HSC Legal Studies workshops for students and teachers

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016
Time: 9.30am – 2pm
Venue: The University of Notre Dame, 104 Broadway, Chippendale NSW
Cost: Free

Interactive and engaging HSC Business Studies and HSC Legal Studies workshops for students and teachers. The purpose of the day is to:
  • facilitate the understanding of the diversity of career opportunities available through degree studies in Business, Law and Arts;
  • provide up-to-date curriculum support to students and teachers working in HSC subjects related to Business, Law and Arts.
  • increase awareness of social, cultural and contemporary issues within the community and globally
  • provide a chance for students to hear from academic staff who are experts in their fields and talk about a range of legal, business, social and political issues in Australia today
>> More information and registration details here.
 

HSC Student Lectures

1. Economics and Business Educators NSW will present the following HSC student lectures at the 2016 HSC and Careers Expo:
  • “HSC Legal Studies – Exam preparation” on 5 June 2016 (Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, NSW)
  • “HSC Business Studies – Exam preparation” on 5 June 2016 (Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, NSW)
 >> More information here

2. Economics and Business Educators NSW will present the following HSC student lectures at the 2015 Western Sydney Careers Expo:
  • “HSC Legal Studies – Exam preparation” on 19 June 2016 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park NSW)
  • “HSC Business Studies – Exam preparation” on 19 June 2016 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park,  NSW )
>> More information here.

3. Economic Literacy Centre is holding the following HSC Business Studies student lectures:
HSC Revision and Review of 2015 HSC Exam
  •    10 June 2016 at Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney
  •    2  September 2016 at Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney
>> More information here.

4. Economic Literacy Centre is holding the following HSC Economics student lectures:
  • HSC Economics Student Conference
  • 17 June 2016 at Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney
>> More information here.

5. The Western Sydney Social Sciences Teachers Association (WeSSSTA) is holding the following HSC student lectures at Penrith High School, Sydney:
  • 2016 Business Studies HSC Student Lectures – 3 June 2016
>> More information here.

6.  The Legal Studies Association (LSA) is holding the following HSC student lectures:
  • 2016 Legal Studies HSC Student Lectures – Saturday 16 July 2016 (repeated on Saturday 24 September 2016) at Westmead Education and Conference Centre 
>> More information here.

7. The University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education is holding the following HSC preparation courses during the end of Term 2 school holidays:
  • HSC Business Studies Preparation Course (Part 3) – Monday 4 July 2016 – Friday 8 July 2016 – 1.30pm – 5.00pm
  • HSC Economics Preparation Course (Part 3) - Monday 4 July 2016 – Friday 8 July 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm
  • HSC Legal Studies Preparation Course (Part 3) – Monday 4 July 2016 – Friday 8 July 2016 – 1.30pm – 5.00pm. This course will focus on the “Consumers” option for the first part of the week and the “Family” option for the second part of the week.
>> More information here.

8. The Australian Catholic University will hold  Economics,  Business Studies and Legal Studies HSC student lectures during its HSC Enrichment Day on 6 July 2016 (Strathfield campus) and 8 July 2016 (North Sydney campus)

>> More information here.
 

Economics teachers needed for HSC revision sessions during the week of on Monday 20 – Friday 24 June 2016

Aurora College is a selective school for rural and remote students across NSW. Students login and learn online. One of the subjects on offer in year 12 is Economics. Economics teachers are needed to run HSC revision sessions online via Adobe Connect (don’t let the online part turn you off; it’s just like going through a PowerPoint).
Below is further information:
  • Sessions would cover each of the  4 topics in Economics + an exam strategy/tips session
  • Sessions would be approx. 50-60 mins in length allowing students to ask a couple of questions at the end.
  • Presenter would need to submit materials (eg: PowerPoint presentation, student summary etc) for distribution to students 2 week prior to the event.
  • The session online will be run and moderated by Head Teacher Secondary Studies, Aurora College who is experienced with Adobe Connect
  • Casual relief will be paid to the presenters school for that time/day. It is preferable if the presenters could come to Ryde, where the coordinating office is, although this is not essential. Due to the nature of the project, Dept. of Education employees are preferred but, if the highest quality speaker is from elsewhere then that will be fine. If presenters are from a rural/remote area of NSW then they would need to be from a Dept. of Education school for IT assistance to be provided (sorry – due to different IT systems etc).
  • The audience would be only Dept. of Ed. Year 12 Economics students in rural and remote areas of NSW who cannot otherwise access a similar service.
If you can assist with above please contact Kate Thompson — kate.donnelly@det.nsw.edu.au
 

Website link

Videos – How laws are made
How Laws are Made, presented as two 10-minute films: Parliament and Courts, provides an overview of where Australian laws come from and how new laws are made. It is aimed at non-lawyers including public librarians, the education sector and legal assistance agencies.

>> http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/videos.html

More website links on the EBE NSW website under “Resources”.

Do you have a useful website link related to Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies or Commerce? Please send to admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au
 

Economics and Business News Bites

1. Westpac Economic Update: 29 April 2016
Westpac Senior Economist Andrew Hanlan comments on another eventful week for the Australian economy including the latest inflation figures, business surveys and labour market numbers, plus a look ahead at next week's Reserve Bank meeting and Federal Budget.

>> Click here to access the update on video (Accessed on 30 April 2016).

2. Free Range Egg Farms ordered to pay $300,000 penalty for false or misleading “free range egg” claims
The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $300,000 on Derodi Pty Ltd and Holland Farms Pty Ltd, trading together as Free Range Egg Farms, for making false or misleading representations in their labelling and promotion of eggs as “free range”, in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

>> Full details here. (Accessed on 30 April 2016)

* Syllabus link: BOSTES NSW HSC Business Studies Syllabus – Topic: Marketing

3. Would you sell your business for $1.50?
French baker Michel Flamant, who owes his life to the homeless man who begged for handouts outside his bakery, knows more than anyone that man does not live by bread alone. To show his gratitude; Mr Flamant is selling the business in the eastern town of Dole to Jerome Aucant for a symbolic $1.50 (one euro).

>> Full article here. (Accessed on 30 April 2016)

* Syllabus link: BOSTES NSW Commerce Syllabus – Topic: Running a Business
 

Legal News Bites

1. National Law Week – 16 -20 May 2016

>> More information here. (Accessed on 30 April 2016)

2. NSW Custody Statistics: Quarterly Update March 2016
The NSW adult prison population grew by nine per cent between April 2015 and March 2016, reaching a new record high in March of 12,390. This brings the total increase in the NSW adult prison population over the last two years to 15 per cent. 

>> Full details here. (Accessed on 30 April 2016)

3. Free mediation at Community Justice Centres
NSW Attorney General Gabrielle Upton has encouraged neighbours to seek help from Community Justice Centres before feuds get out of hand.
The top 10 neighbourhood mediation topics for CJCs for 2014-15 were:
  • Trees
  • Fences
  • Animals
  • Privacy
  • Children
  • Access
  • Retaining walls
  • Common facilities
  • Trespass
  • Plumbing 
>> Full details here. (Accessed on 30 April 2016)

Case studies of neighbourhood disputes are available on the Community Justice Centre website.
 
* Syllabus links:
- BOSTES NSW Legal Studies Syllabus – Topic: The Individual and the Law
- BOSTES NSW Commerce Syllabus – Topic: Law in Action
 

A call for articles for “The EBE Journal – Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW”

Would you like your article published in “The EBE Journal – Journal of the Economics and Business Educators NSW”?

Articles are welcome from academics and teachers of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce. Contributing to the journal is one way for teachers to demonstrate the national professional teaching standards at any of the four career stages – Graduate, Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead. It is also an effective way to engage in professional dialogue and sharing with other teachers. All sources are acknowledged and copies of published articles can be attached to your C.V.
 
All articles and/or enquires should be directed to:
The Editor
Economics and Business Educators NSW
3B Smalls Road, Ryde, NSW 2112
Phone: (02) 9886 7786
Fax: (02) 9886 7673
Email: admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au

>> Please ensure that all tables, diagrams and figures included with your paper are of a suitable quality for reproduction.
 

Past issues of "The EBE Journal"

Past issues of "The EBE Journal" are available on the members section of EBE NSW website and contain some useful teaching and learning resources. For example in “The EBE Journal” (Issue 1, 2015) there is an article titled “Case Study: Marketing at Skydive the Beach and Beyond” by Courtney Butler, Assistant Chief Operating Officer. Courtney will present “Case Study: Operations at Skydive the Beach and Beyond” at the 2016 EBE NSW Annual Conference.
 

Would you like to advertise in “The EBE Journal” and/or this e-newsletter?

If you are interested in advertising in “The EBE Journal” and/or this e-newsletter and reaching educators connected to the teaching of Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Commerce, please email admin@ebe.nsw.edu.au
 

EBE NSW Helpdesk

As always EBE NSW Directors are available for advice and assistance to members in relation to the teaching and learning of Business Studies, Commerce, Economics and Legal Studies. Email helpdesk@ebe.nsw.edu.au

I look forward to seeing you on 20 May 2016 at the 2016 EBE NSW Annual Conference.

Regards,
Joe Alvaro
President — Economics and Business Educators NSW
 

Looking back

1 May 1974 – Australian publisher and media magnate Sir Frank Packer dies aged 67.
1 May 2011 - US President Barack Obama informs the world about the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in a raid on his home in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.
3 May 1961 – Australian Parliament voted 57-39 to deny Aborigines the right to vote.
3 May 1979 - Margaret Thatcher, 53 wins her first election, becoming the first female prime minister in Europe. She led Britain for 11 years.
3 May 1999 - An illegal heroin injecting room opens in Sydney's Kings Cross. This will lead to laws allowing a heroin injecting room.
14 May 1984 - Australian $1 coins went into circulation.
18 May 2001 - BHP shareholders vote to merge with London based miner Billiton, in the biggest amalgamation in Australian corporate history.
29 May 1975 – The Australian Family Law Court was established.
30 May 1928 - Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate was first produced in Tasmania.
31 May 1994 – Ivan Milat, 49, is charged with the murder of seven backpackers, whose bodies were found in the Belanglo State Forest south-west of Sydney. In 1996 Ivan Milat was sentenced to life in jail.
 

Result from 2015 Australia Teacher Magazine Education Survey Australia (4200+ educators took part in the survey)

1. It is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s social media activity.
  • Agree: 93%
  • Disagree: 2%
  • Neutral: 5% 
2. It is the responsibility of schools to monitor students’ social media activity.
  • Agree: 21%
  • Disagree: 63%
  • Neutral: 16%
3. How much time do you spend each week dealing with cyber bullying?
  • Under 1 hour: 79%
  • 1 – 2 hours: 13%
  • 3 – 4 hours: 5%
  • Over 5 hours: 3%
Reference: Australian Teacher Magazine, December 2015
 

Quick statistic from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census

Mandarin is now the second most common language spoken at home after English.
 

Did you know?

* Consumers are usually better off shopping between 3pm and 5pm on Fridays and Sundays, close to closing time and just before public holidays because that’s when the best discounts are to be found.
― Reference: “Home truths” by Elinore Martel in The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 April 2011
 

Attitude to money

“I’d rather have it than not. There’s nothing virtuous about poverty. Money is a cushion against inconvenience and pain.” 
Kerry Greenwood (The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 2008)
 

Quote

“This was a time when there was little overt public knowledge of child abuse, and it was the first time I had come face-to-face with the ugly fact that some parents maltreat their children. The files I read haunted me for days.”
Journalist Diane Armstrong reflecting on her first job in the Sydney office of the Child Welfare Department in 1960, the forerunner of the Department of Community Services
Reference: “Rigid system perpetuates abused children’s suffering” by Diane Armstrong in The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 2013

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