Getting Your Students Interested in Economics


From: Tuesday April 23, 2024, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday April 23, 2024, 7:00 pm

Getting Your Students Interested in Economics

In this presentation, Michelle will reflect upon the critical shortage of students undertaking economics in secondary schools including schools outside of metropolitan Melbourne. She will discuss how this may affect the future supply of economists in Australia and will draw upon the work undertaken by La Trobe University in conjunction with the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association as well as the recent reports into economics education issued by the RBA education team. 

Michelle will also provide data of current enrolment in VCE Economics and suggest reasons why students and teachers are shying away from this area of the curriculum.

During the presentation, Michelle will pose the question for discussion:

How might we better support students and teachers including those from disadvantaged or low SES areas to discover a passion for economics when they are denied the chance to be exposed to economic literacy through current circumstances?

About The Speaker

Michelle began her teaching career in 1995 and has taught VCE Economics, Accounting and Business Management. She has been a passionate advocate for economic and financial literacy and has presented at both national and state conferences throughout her career. In 2022, Michelle moved to the position of Executive Officer at the Victorian Commercial Teachers Association where she now organises economics professional learning programs for teachers. Currently Michelle is delivering a two-year Victorian Education Department funded project to regional Victorian schools to help imbed economics curriculum in rural areas.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 23 April 2024
Time: 6pm and runs until approximately 7pm. Attendees welcome to arrive from 5:30pm to enjoy drinks downstairs (at own cost)
Cost: Free of charge
Venue: The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

If you are not yet an ESA VIC member, this event is an opportunity for you to become a member to enjoy discounted rates on our other events and access to other free events throughout the year. You can become a member here.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event, 

ESA VIC Branch 


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The Kelvin Club

14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

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