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Our Economic World is changing. Technology, Trump, Australia's relationship with China, artificial intelligence, the environment and changing domestic conditions are all having an affect on our Economy.  With this theme in mind, ETAWA introduces their 2018 Bi-ennial Conference, 'The Changing Economic order' 

This Conference has been developed to provide Secondary teachers from Years 7 - 12 with professional development to support their Economics and Business and teaching and provide useful and practical resources

We have some outstanding and eminent presenters including:

  • Saul Eslake who is one of Australia's most renowned and widely publicised Economists and will present a keynote on 'The changing international economic order'. 
  • Dr Gigi Foster who is a co-host on ABC Radio National's program, The Economist's, and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of NSW and will present a keynote on 'Measuring economic success'.
  • Jacqui Dwyer who is Head of Information at the RBA in Sydney and will present on 'What's happened to the study of Economics'
  • Rebecca Cassells who is Associate Professor at Curtin Business School who will present on 'The future of work'

We are also offering two workshops at the Conference, where delegates may choose from Year 7 - 10 Economics and Business or ATAR Economics. These workshop sessions have been developed with teachers needs firmly in mind, with the Year 7 - 10 workshops offering practical classroom strategies to engage students in Economics and Business, and the Year 11 and 12 Workshops providing PD on the more challenging areas of the ATAR Economics syllabus



Friday, 30th November, 2018

8.30am - 4.30pm

Followed by a Sundowner from 4.30 - 5.30pm



Notre Dame University

Tannock Hall, Cnr Croke and Cliff St




$150 Members



8:15am - Conference Registration

8.45am - Official Welcome and  Introduction to the Notre Dame Business School

9.00amKEYNOTE 1 - Saul Eslake, Independent Economist and Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Tasmania, The changing International Economic Order

In this keynote address Saul will present an international perspective on the changing economic order, covering a range of global economic issues including the Trump factor, the return of China as an international player, technological change and its influence on global supply chains, demography and productivity.

10.00amKEYNOTE 2 - Dr Gigi Foster, Associate Professor in School of Economics, University of NSW Business School and Co-host of ABC National’s program ‘The Economists’ with Peter Martin - Measuring Economic Success

How do we measure success in our economy today ? Is GDP the right measure of economic growth? Gigi will reflect on the traditional methods used to measure economic growth and provide her perspective on why inequality and the distribution of welfare and the environment are key perspectives that must be considered when measuring economic success.

11:00am - Morning Tea

11.30amJacqui Dwyer, Head of Information, Reserve Bank of Australia, ‘What’s happening to the study of Economics’

The Reserve Bank of Australia has undertaken research on the current landscape for teaching economics at Australian Secondary Schools. This research has revealed declining trends in enrolments. Jacqui will share with us the research and what the Reserve Bank of Australia is implementing to respond to these trends, this will include information about resources for teachers provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

12.30pm - SECONDARY WORKSHOP 1. Choose from:

YEAR 7 – 10 ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - The Business of Gamification. Melissa Marshall, Head of Digital Learning/ Head of Commerce, Santa Maria College. Melissa will provide teachers with practical tips on using gamification teaching strategies in Year 7 – 10 Economics and Business.

ATAR ECONOMICS - Fiscal Policy in AustraliaDr Angela Grant, Division Head of Economic Conditions and Tanuja Ross, Senior Advisor of Macro economic modelling and policy division, Federal Treasury.  Angela and Tanuja will provide delegates with a behind the scenes perspective on current fiscal policy settings; providing knowledgeable insight and resources to assist ATAR teachers in delivering the fiscal policy syllabus.

1:30pm - Lunch

2.15pm - SECONDARY WORKSHOP 2 . Choose from:

YEAR 7 – 10 ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - Practical classroom activities for teaching foundational economic concepts, Dr Gigi Foster. What is Economics and why is it important to our lives. In this workshop Gigi will provide practical classroom activities for teachers to engage Years 7 – 10 students in the study of Economics.

ATAR ECONOMICS - Unpacking the Foreign Investment and Foreign Debt ATAR Syllabus. Steven Kemp, Chief Marker and Co-author, Discovering Economics. Steven Kemp will unpack the ATAR syllabus on Foreign Investment and Foreign Debt by providing teachers with PD on the theory and current trends in foreign investment and foreign debt

3.15pm - The Future of Work, Rebecca Cassells, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University

In this presentation, Rebecca will examine the way work is changing – from workforces to workplaces – and the implications of these changes for Australia.

3.45pm - Close

4.30 pm – 5.30pm - Sundowner