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Introductory Lesson n n n Lesson proper (Introduction to Economics) n Get to know you (photo-taking) 22
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Goal Setting Mission Statement: n Achieve excellent results in IB Exams 2010 n Subject performance in 2008 IB exam: n SL (6.66) and HL (6.76) n What is your goal? n Short-term (Tests, Promo) n 33
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Resources Economics File x 3 n 1. Plastic File - All written assignments, tests/exam scripts etc. (dept will standardise) n 2. Paper-pocket File – All IA drafts (dept will standardise) n 3. Supplementary materials e.g. lecture slides & supplementary notes, etc. (Personal) 44
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Click to edit Master subtitle style What are we covering? 55
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Overview of HL Topics Section 1: Introduction to economics Section 2: Microeconomics n 2.1 Markets n 2.2 Elasticities n 2.3 Theory of the firm Common Test (Mid-Year Exams) Term 3 wk 1-2 n 2.4 Market failure 66
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Overview of SL Topics Section 1: Introduction to economics Section 2: Microeconomics n 2.1 Markets n 2.2 Elasticities n 2.3 Market failure Common Test (Mid-Year Exams) Term 3 wk 1-2 77
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Overview of Topics Section 3: Macroeconomics (Term 3 onwards) n 3.1 Measuring national income n 3.2 Introduction to development n 3.3 Macroeconomic models n 3.4 Demand-side and supply-side policies n Promotional Exams (Term 4 wk 4-5) n 3.5 Unemployment and inflation (Yr 6) n 3.6 Distribution of income (Yr 6) 88
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Overview of Topics n Section 4: International economics (Year 6) n 4.1 Reasons for trade n 4.2 Free trade and protectionism n 4.3 Economic integration n 4.4 World Trade Organization (WTO) n 4.5 Balance of payments n 4.6 Exchange rates n 4.7 Balance of payment problems n 4.8 Terms of trade n Section 5: Development economics (Year 6) – Recap / Re-visit n 5.1 Sources of economic growth and/or development n 5.2 Consequences of growth n 5.3 Barriers to economic growth and/or development n 5.4 Growth and development strategies n 5.5 Evaluation of growth and development strategies 99
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Resources References and Resources n Notes in Booklets n Workbook / Supplementary notes n Handbooks for Past Year papers, Internal Assessments etc. n Recommended IB Texts n Useful Websites e.g. http://www.bized.co.uk/, http://tutor2u.net/; http://www.mas.gov.sg/index.html n Communication channels n LMS – notices, announcements n SMS – especially for urgent matters (9068 4191) 1010
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Important Due-dates (Term 1/2) Term 1 Week 9 n Assignment – Short Answer Question (10 m) Term 2 Week 2 n Assignment 1 (essay) Term 2 Week 4 n Assignment 2 – (drq) 1st IA will be due in Term 2 Week 6 1111
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Section 1 Unit 1 & 2 : What is Economics?
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