EBE has launched its new website with a members' only section. Members are now able to access the electronic version of the EBE Journal online.
Economics and Business Educators of NSW

From The President

May 2012

Dear EBE NSW Members,
The University of Sydney Business School Event — 5th June 2012
Please see below information about "The War for Talent" lecture which is being organized by the University of Sydney Business School. Please inform your students about the event and consider attending yourself. Please use the "Register online" facility below to book for this free event.

Focus on Business — "The War for Talent"
This lecture, presented by Dr William Harvey, will examine one of the largest global challenges for governments and organisations: how to attract and retain the best people in an increasingly competitive global economy. Dr Harvey will examine some effective ways of attracting and retaining employees through focusing on a range of examples from the media.

Based on the HSC Business Studies syllabus and feedback from our previous events, this lecture is relevant to any senior high school student with an interest in pursuing a career in business.

About the speaker
A lecturer in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the Business School, Dr Harvey teaches postgraduate courses on Talent Management and Leadership in Organisations. His research expertise focuses on corporate reputation, highly skilled migration, social networks and business elites. In 2011 he was awarded a Dean's citation for teaching.

Date: Tuesday 5 June
Time: 4pm, lecture will commence at 4.15pm and conclude at 5.15pm
Venue: New Law School Building, Seminar Room 344, Eastern Ave, The University of Sydney
>> Register online by Friday 1 June 2012

Teaching Year 12 HSC Business Studies, Economics or Legal Studies for the first time in Term 4, 2012/2013?
The professional development event "Teaching Year 12 HSC Business Studies, Economics or Legal Studies for the first time in Term 4, 2012/2013?" will be held on Monday 23 July 2012 from 4.00pm - 7.30pm.

This course has been designed for beginning teachers and experienced teachers who are teaching Year 12 HSC Business Studies, Economics or Legal Studies for the first time in Term 4, 2012-2013. It will also be beneficial for teachers who have already taught these courses but who need a refresher course. After a general presentation on HSC assessment, the subject sessions will look at effective teaching and learning strategies designed to engage students based on the current Board of Studies NSW syllabuses. Subject specific programming ideas and assessment procedures and techniques will be covered. Useful teaching and learning resources will be available for each participant. The course will be presented by experienced teachers and HSC markers who will share their own experiences during their challenging early years of teaching and how they coped, as well as insights gained from HSC marking.

>> Further details and registration form

Business Educators Australasia Biennial Conference 2012 — Informed and Prepared for 21st Century Learning
The BEA Australasia Biennial Conference will be held in Sydney this year on the 4th and 5th October. This is the conference not to miss this year. Members will be able to connect with colleagues from Australia and abroad to discuss the teaching and learning of Business and Economics education and associated studies. With a particular emphasis on the Australian curriculum, the conference will provide participants with curriculum development information in the areas of Economics and Business. Keynote speakers include Dr Ken Henry, Ross Gittens AM and Tristan Landers. For more information about the program and details about registering for the conference, please click here. The Commonwealth Bank Foundation is offering an opportunity for two members who have been teaching for less than five years to attend the conference free of charge. Please click here for more information (applications close on 30 May 2012).

Revamped EBE NSW Website
EBE NSW recently lauched its revamped website ( with a special members only section. If you have still not registered as a member, be sure to visit the website now so you can gain the full benefits of your membership. "The EBE Journal" (Issue 1, 2012) is now available on the members only section of the website in an electronic format (it will no longer be posted out to members). If you are a Head Teacher/KLA Coordinator, make sure your staff who are members have been informed about these latest developments.

 "Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to the law of diminishing returns"
John Maurice Clark (1884 - 1963), American Economist
Joe Alvaro 
President — Economics and Business Educators NSW 
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