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My best and worst IT lessons #7: What's the interest rate?

When I first started teaching, I taught Economics.
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When I first started teaching, I taught Economics. In one of my 'A' Level classes -- the 'A' or 'Advanced' Level is the exam taken at 18 and is one of the keys to university entrance -- I said to the students that they could ask me anything they liked, and I would answer it.

A kind of transcript of part of my lesson

Here's what happened.

Student A: What's the rate of interest at the moment?

Me: Don't know.

Student B: How many people are unemployed in the UK?

Me: Don't know.

Student C: What's the trade deficit?

Me: Don't know.

Student D: You don't know much, do you?

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cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org

Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."

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