Sunday, April 29, 2018
12.37PM / Bank of England
The econoME programme includes:
“The Bank is working to de-mystify economics and make it accessible to young people across the country. A better understanding of basic economic concepts can help young people make better personal financial choices, broaden career interests and improve their understanding of the world around them. Ultimately, a familiarity with economics broadens career options and will promote greater diversity in business, finance and public service, and with it result in better decisions and more inclusive growth. We hope that teachers will embrace the resources that their colleagues have helped create to educate and inspire young people across the UK.”
Jonathan Baggaley, PSHE Association Chief Executive:
“The Bank of England’s econoME resource is a perfect fit for the PSHE curriculum given its focus on supporting young people to manage risk and make informed decisions, understand what influences their decisions and to be critical consumers. The benefits of this education to individuals and to the wider economy are clear and best practice resources such as econoME provide teachers with the tools to deliver high quality lessons.”
The full set of resources can be downloaded for free. econoME resources
The launch event will be held at the Bank of England, hosted by the Bank’s General Counsel, Sonya Branch, with the Governor formally launching the programme at 15:00 hrs.
Following the Governor’s remarks, there will be a 45 min panel discussion between Andy Haldane (Bank of England Chief Economist), Lucy Kellaway (journalist and co-founder of Now Teach), Robert Peston (ITV Political Editor and founder of Speakers4schools, and Jonathan Baggaley, Chief Executive, PSHE Association) entitled ‘Bringing economics to life in the classroom’. This will include a short Q&A with the audience.
Now with new resources accredited by the PSHE Association and Young Money!
Young people will be required to make important decisions throughout their lives and the Bank of England‘s free econoME education programme, accredited by the PSHE Association and Young Money, provides students aged 11-16 with the analytical skills to make informed decisions, that will benefit themselves and the world around them.
Using real-world examples and best practice strategies from the Bank of England, econoME will help your students to understand how their decisions are affected by, and influence, the economy, through the use of interactive activities, captivating videos and informative case studies.
Using the Bank of England’s expertise, experience and management of the UK’s economy, your students will learn the importance of critical thinking and forward planning in decision-making, through three engaging and curriculum-linked lessons.
Lesson 1: What influences my decisions? Explore a variety of factors that influence decisions, including the economy.
Lesson 2: How can I make informed decisions? Explore the process of decision-making including the sourcing and analysing of reliable information.
Lesson 3: Why do my decisions
matter? Consider the consequences of any decisions your students might make –
for themselves, others and the economy.
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