One of the challenges of online learning can be recreating physical or practical activities normally carried out in the classroom. So, in one of our recent online lessons with Year 12 HL Economics students who are still overseas, we set about simply eating Oreos together, whilst recording and sharing the satisfaction gained (utils) and the changes in satisfaction from one cookie to the next. This simple shared experience helped students to fully understand The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility, which will in turn help them to have a deeper understanding of the price mechanism, markets, and price elasticities of demand in our future lessons.
Economics is a subject that has many theories and laws that students need to know, understand, and be able to apply effectively to the real world. Learning theories and laws can be quite arduous, so we aim to carry out as many in-class activities and experiments as possible, so that the students can see the laws and theories in action for themselves, which in turn makes them more memorable and more relatable.
Mr Andrew Brigstock
Head of Humanities, Economics & Business Teacher