(Oxford) Diploma : Economics for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Learning economics through watching football: EASY!
- Learning economics by reading newspapers: EASY!
- Learning economics through Euros 2021: EASY!
- Updating economics knowledge through the Q/A : EASY!
- Access to football news
This course - made in July - uses the European Championships (football) as a means of - easily - learning Economics. The following topics are covered:
Spreading the benefits and costs - games are played in different cities
Poland - infrastructure investment boosted the economy
UEFA - gain despite COVID
Euro 2016 - impact on French economy
Euro 2020 (2021) - impact on cities
Takeaways - staying at home, watching football...and eating
England – lose: impact on the economy
England – win!! : impact on the economy
Economic growth – predictions made based on.
Football results – predictions made based on.
This course is pitched at students who have not formally studied Economics but would like to learn more through assimilating it i.e. not actually studying but just 'picking it up as they go along'. If that is you then this Economics course is ideal!
That is because:
1. The lectures are very very current
2. Assume no prior Economics knowledge
3. Encourage you - the student - to post in discussions
4. Some homework is set (for discussion)
When the European Championship is finished and the economic impact is assessed, lectures will be added.
There are two other sections to this course:
a. The microeconomic impact of football
b. Using one newspaper - in real time - it is explained how, just through reading the news, a vast amount of 'economics' can be learned.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in an EASY way to learn Economics
- Football enthusiasts who also want to learn Economics - but EASILY!
- All who know and welcome that the easiest way to learn is through doing something you enjoy
- All who accept that discussion is the best way to learn!
I currently volunteer for:
Different Strokes (Stroke charity) - Ambassador
Age UK - running a book club
NHS - Culture liaison
NHS - interview panels
Sport in Mind - Support
Multiple Sclerosis - Support Worker
Trinity Learning - - visit Primary Schools
Oxford Recovery College - tutor
Horton Hospital - Hospital radio
Story Telling Museum - guide
43+ years experience teaching Economics, Business, Sociology, Politics and other subjects in schools, universities and other colleges - State and Private Sector. Appeared in 100+ films (including corporate training and fitness videos). 100+ books on Amazon. Featured by the BBC, Polish TV, The Times, The Telegraph and...The Sun.
· University of Oxford (Philosophy and Economics)
· Oxford Brookes (Teacher training)
· University of Glamorgan (Business and Economics)
· Professional qualifications at Masters level
· Business and Economics degree
· Examiner for four major examining boards, at ‘O’ and ‘A’ level.
· Three teaching diplomas plus CELTA
· Qualified fitness trainer
Key academic positions held:
· Principal Oxford School of Learning
· Director of Studies: St Joseph’s Hall, Oxford
· Head of Economics: Cherwell Tutors
· Head of Business and Economics: Pipers Corner School, Buckingham
Founder: Almost Random Theatre
Business and Economics background
Set up and ran Oxford Conferences and ran 50+ Business/Economics conferences at schools - all fees to charity
Amazon Business/Economics books include:
· Case studies for Business
· Time management for teachers
· Creativity techniques in Economics
· Drucker in Business Studies
· Creativity in Business
· Business calculations
· Further applications of de Bono
· Applying de Bono
· Philosophy Games
Taught students at the University of Oxford , Brookes University and schools in the state and independent sector
Principal of Oxford School of Learning for 15 years
Created OSL Training and trained Business, Psychology and Sociology teachers
Set up Marketing Education Services in the 1980s and sold cassette tape recordings of my lectures at the University of Oxford
Featured in The Times, The Telegraph, the BBC, ITV and Polish national television owing to the success of my teaching techniques and subsequent success of my students.
Ex-Buyer for a major car company
Psychology and Motivation background
Author of 100+ books on Amazon (mainly Business/Economics/Psychology) including:
· GCSE Psychology thru Mind Maps
· AS/A2 Psychology
· AS Psychology thru Mind Maps
· A2 Psychology thru Mind Maps
· Lifestyle Plan
· The Internet and Psychology
Through his own business OSL Training has run training courses for teachers of Psychology
Writer of several plays about death and appeared in films dealing with death
Theatre and Film Career
· 2012 - set up Almost Random Theatre.
· Since 2012 the theatre has delivered workshops in Scotland, Wales, Czech Republic and Poland as well as 15 schools in England.
· Chris has written/directed over 50 short and 3 one-Act plays that have subsequently been performed in London and Oxford.
· Scripts for three of his plays have been sold, via an Independent publisher, to schools in the UK.
· Course-creator/author of Coping with Old Age and Death - one person's perspective.
· He has also had plays put on - and performed in - Oxford and Brighton Fringes, London, Scotland and Wales.
· Chris has appeared in over 112 films.
· Ambassador for Heart UK
· Stoke Lead and member of Research panel for the Stroke Association
· Board member of Stroke Club UK
· Ambassador for Different Strokes (charity)
· Member of PHC (Public Health Collaboration) UK
· Author of 6-volume Lifestyle Manual
· Author of other Lifestyle books on Amazon
· Originator of the Holman Protocol
Nothing in any of Chris's courses should be interpreted as linking to or representing any of the above stroke organisations.