The Most Comprehensive (86 hrs! ) Economics Course (Diploma)
What you'll learn
- This is the ONLY Udemy course to offer the Oxford Diploma for Economics
- How you learn by joining in the 5000 discussions! (As at June 2022)
- Davos and Globalisation
- Focusing on individual countries (eg. USA, UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, India, Italy, South Africa)
- Analysis of global topics including climate change, peak oil theory, economic growth, economics of veganism
- 25 workbooks including COVID-19 impact: learn through discussion also the Indian economy
- Analysis of pro-Brexit economic arguments
- Workbooks/lectures on: USA, India, UK, Australia
- The economic legacy of Theresa May (UK Prime Minister who has just resigned)
- The EU Elections
- Economics and decluttering
- The USA Economy as at April 2020/1
- A seven day course in Business Economics English
- Climate change and Economics
- Understand the basics of micro and macro Economics
- Trumponomics and Corbynomics
- 2021 Budget
- Textbooks are included!
- An interest in understanding world affairs - especially the economics behind President Trump
- An interest in current (economic) affairs - COVID-19 economic impact
- A desire to read further - and apply
- You will learn a lot more if you participate
- A willingness to participate in the numerous discussions
- A willingness to learn English (a course is included)
THIS COURSE IS NOTHING TO DO WITH OXFORD UNIVERSITY.
Important notice: This course is run as a HUGE class. There are 8000+ posts in the Q/A at an average of about 60 posts a day. Students from many different countries post and ask/answer questions on all aspects of Economics.
THERE IS AN EMPHASIS ON CURRENT AFFAIRS WORLDWIDE AND DISCUSSIONS.
Recent discussions have been about:
Islam and Economics
Bidenomics and the American economy
South Africa and Economics
2021 budget and budgets in general
Climate Change and economics...and economies
Modern monetary theory
Vocabulary tests galore to make sure you understand
Q/A discussions - you post definitions and get asked questions
2022 economic policy
This is a course where everyone learns from each other. 7000 posts means students are ENGAGED IN THE COURSE.
WATCH THE PREVIEW VIDEOS BEFORE YOU ENROL
NEW SECTION AUGUST 2022
Tyres and pollution
The economic war in Ukraine
NEW SECTION JANUARY 2022
The Great Reset - a hugely provocative section to encourage discussion. Current as at 17 January 2022.
NEW SECTION JUNE 2021
NEW SECTION MAY 2021
The economic costs of strokes (health economics)
NEW SECTIONS APRIL 2021:
1. Brexit - the update
2. Key Economic vocabulary
TWO NEW ADDITIONS CURRENT AS AT DECEMBER 2020
1. Economics workbook on Italy
2. Special new section on the stimulus package for South Africa
Note: This course includes the Oxford Diploma – no other Udemy Economics course (by other Instructors) satisfies the criteria. If you achieve the Diploma then you will have worked very hard and learned a lot. There is a detailed video on the Oxford Diploma plus a checklist plus a 'Diploma Requirements' document
BEFORE YOU ENROL:
1. Watch the Preview video
2. Watch the sample lectures
3. Thoroughly read this course description
4. Be fully aware that participation is encouraged - that means there are manuals (many!) numerous discussions (Q/A sections) and regular Education Announcements
5. To achieve the Oxford Diploma requires quite a lot of work. To acquire the Completion Certificate you can just...watch. You can choose to do either, neither or...both. Questions are responded to quickly.
6. Remember too that this course includes an OPTIONAL course in Business Economics English.
Six reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:
1. You cannot lose - 30 day refund if you really really don't like the course BUT if you DO like it:
a. updated lectures
b. case studies based on very very current news items
c. detailed responses to messages
d. I constantly attempt to have a 'class atmosphere' e.g. throwing questions open to all
e. regular Announcements that are not disguised sales ploys
f. regular FREE access to numerous other courses offered by me
2. I am a lecturer/teacher in Economics by trade i.e. I teach full-time for a living. I have been Principal, Director of Studies and Head of Economics. (Oxford, UK) I have lectured in University, adult evening classes and also run over 60 seminars in the UK, Poland and the Czech Republic.
3. I am/have been an Examiner for FIVE different examination boards
4. I have 100+ books on Amazon - many of them about Business/Economics
5. The success of my students has been featured on the BBC, Daily Telegraph, The Times and I have been featured on TV in 2 countries (as well as the UK)
I make courses on Udemy primarily because I enjoy the process of causing learning. Many of my courses are to improve lives. One of the Economics courses (Dogonomics) is to raise money for charity. (100% of revenue goes to the charity) Another course (Quakernomics) raises money for an animal sanctuary. Fundamentally this course is about helping you.
What is the course about?
This course is FOURTEEN Economics courses in ONE! Five more added in April 2020
Business/Economics English course for those whose first language is not English
Covid 19 – its impact
Egg timer economics
Revision and Current affairs
Prosperity and Justice UK
One step backwards – one giant leap forwards
Theresa May UK (Prime Minister)
Boris and Brexit - the UK PM's pledges analysed 2 courses)
The Economy of the USA
The Nigerian Economy
April fools economics
End of Course Homework: Multiple choice tests
The FOURTEEN courses take you through BEGINNER to ADVANCED!
Course One - Business Economics English
This is a seven day Business Economics English course for those students whose first language is not nEnglish. If you are fluent in English then skip this course.
Course Two - Egg Timer Economics
‘Egg timer economics’ is a series of very short lectures that illustrate key areas of the advanced Economics course. (Each lecture is about 3.5 minutes, hence the title 'Egg-timer Economics!) The course introduces key areas of micro and macroeconomics in a very straightforward way. There are also two sections on current affairs to encourage those attending the course to use news items to learn about Economics.
Each lecture (except Current Affairs) is accompanied by data response questions and a quiz.
Course Three - Corbynomics
Jeremy Corbyn leads the Labour Party in the UK. 'Corbynomics' has certainly captured the attention of the young.
BUT what IS 'Corbynomics'?
This part examines the Labour Party's Economic policies
Course Four- Revision Lectures
There are three elements to this course:
· current news items
· rapid fire questions about the economics in the news
· revision lectures
Course Five - World Economics
We look at individual economies of the world - starting with the UK
Back to basics but also a giant leap forward - go and look!
· aggregate demand
· aggregate supply
· confidence and AD
· economies of Australia, America, Sweden and the UK
· impact of Brexit
· international trade
· government economic policy
· savings/savings ratio
· Twitter as an investment tool
· The economic legacy of Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister who has just resigned (May 2019)
· The European Elections
The UK has a new Prime Minister. He has made a series of pledges about the economy.
These are analysed.
Courses Nine and Ten
A Before..and After course which measures your progress.
The Economic impact of COVID-19 (and a workbook)
The Economy of the USA
Current as at April 2020 we look at the USA and COVID…and the impact. But we also look at whether Americans are happy with their economy.
The Nigerian Economy
We consider the macro areas of the Nigerian Economy
April Fools economics
Created specifically for April 1st we look at Economic hoaxes.
What terminology would you expect the audience to use to find your course?
The terminology is common business language – as found in newspapers. Therefore terms such as ‘fiscal policy’ and ‘monetary policy’ are used. Students are encouraged to use the Q/A option to raise points and questions. These questions will very quickly be responded to. Remember too that there is an ‘Economics English’ course included.
What kind of materials are included?
600+ short lectures and some documents that a) test whether the student had understood/remembered the key elements of the lecture and b) questions encouraging to do their own research. In that way the course continues beyond the video.
How long will the course take to complete?
Assuming the student has 2 hours a day , the course could easily be covered in ten weeks. However, one of the purposes of the course is to enthuse the student and the questions asked may encourage the student to spend hours reading newspaper articles. There are also 24 workbooks that, if filled in, will easily take another 120 hours. (This is a very intensive course!)
How is the course structured?
The lectures follow the standard Advanced Economic syllabus. So, video, then an extension document. Then the next video. There are many, many revision questions.
Why take this course?
So many reasons!
1. To quickly gain an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics
2. To be able to assess and evaluate America's economic policies
3. To be able to assess and evaluate the UK's 'alternative' economic policies
4. In the final extended section you can thoroughly test yourself and really see if you understand the economics behind current articles. These lectures are boosted by repeats of earlier lectures. Thus: R-E-V-I-S-I-O-N
Who this course is for:
- Students who will participate - and learn - in discussions
- Anyone wanting to progress from Beginner to Advanced in Economics
- Those who learn through a variety of styles
- All those beginning Economics and want bite-sized chunks
- Someone who wants to master the basics in order to understand the complex
- Those who like REVISION LESSONS, case studies and questions
- Everyone who likes regular updates to their knowledge through discussion
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.