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Short Course
on
Economics Education for the FET Phase
There is a need for the training of FET Economics teachers to improve their subject knowledge, with specific reference to the Grade 10-12 curriculum content of business cycles, circular flow, methods of involvement, economic goods and services, price elasticity in markets, effects of costs and revenue, wealth creation process, national account aggregates, foreign exchange markets, imperfect markets and inflation. NWU has the expertise and experience to facilitate a short course to help participants gain the necessary skills and subject knowledge to improve teaching and learning of FET Economics

Purpose of the course:

The short course in FET Economics for Education, will enable participants to develop knowledge and skills necessary to teach the Grade 10-12 Economics curriculum. The short course will enable participants to gain economics abilities and develop more insight into the specific curriculum content of business cycles, circular flow, methods of involvement, economic goods and services, price elasticity in markets, effects of costs and revenue, wealth creation process, national account aggregates, foreign exchange markets, imperfect markets and inflation. The theoretical and practical knowledge gained will give participants more insight to equip their learners in their classes and teach Economics with more confidence.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Knowledge of FET Economics with specific reference to the Grade 10-12 curriculum subject content. The short course subject content builds on the Grade 10-12 curriculum.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Knowledge of FET Economics with specific reference to the Grade 10-12 curriculum subject content, with at least 1 years’ experience in teaching Economics on FET level.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
  • illustrate and apply detailed knowledge and understanding of and the ability to apply and evaluate key terms, rules, concepts, principles and theories with reference to the monetary sector and imperfect competition and the distinct methodology of Economics in the FET-phase;
  • demonstrate an informed understanding of the mutual interdependence between the important sectors, markets, flows and business cycles in a mixed economy as well as economic theory and practise, construction and interpretation of graphs and tables;
  • possess the ability to deal with unfamiliar and abstract information in connection with the public sector by making use of theory-driven arguments;
  • the ability to measure economic performance and national income and demonstrate an understanding of price formation and elasticity;
  • effectively and professionally present academic information and creatively address complex problems with regard to socio-economic issues.
  • illustrate and apply integrated knowledge and understanding of and the ability to apply and evaluate information regarding inflation and national accounts aggregates, the measurement of inflation and the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement and other related educational policy documents for grades 10-12;
  • provide evidence of detailed knowledge, understanding and application of key terms, rules, concepts, principles and theories with reference to the monetary sector and imperfect competition and the distinct methodology of Economics in the FET-phase;
  • explain the mutual interdependence between the important sectors, markets, flows and business cycles in a mixed economy;
  • differentiate between economic theory and practise, create and interpret graphs relating to demand and supply, cost and revenue ;
  • select, organise, critically analyse, interpret, evaluate, manage and debate information in connection with the public sector, budget, tax and other related concepts, the National Curriculum and other related educational policy documents; provide evidence of understanding and detailed knowledge of the measurement of economic performance and national income and critically discuss price formation and explain elasticity;
  • effectivelly and professionally present academic information with regard to socio-economic issues of wealth distribution and inequality.
  • provide evidence of knowledge and understanding through comprehensive and critical analysis of Educational Documents regarding inflation and national accounts aggregates including the multiplier effect, currencies, foreign exchange rate, the measurement of inflation, the CAPS and other relevant documents;

 

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Grade 10-12 Economics educators, subject educational specialist and advisors, and all other role players with a specific interest in Economics in the FET phase.
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Name: 
UCE
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2821