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LSE Motto Inspired ISBF Playnomics Workshop on Basics of Economics Conducted in Top City Schools

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LSE Motto Inspired ISBF Playnomics Workshop on Basics of Economics Conducted in Top City Schools

  • Date June 8, 2018
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Bengaluru, June 8, 2018: Stemming from the London School of Economics and Political Science’s (LSE’s) motto of “understanding the causes of things”, the Indian School of Business & Finance’s (ISBF) three day Playnomics Workshop attracted interest from some of the city’s top schools while attaining popularity among their students. The Playnomics Workshops, held between 4th & 6th June, 2018, were designed to help students gain an understating of the basic concepts of economics, management and finance through role-play games. The workshops benefitted around 500 students in top schools like Whitefield Global School , St.Joseph’s Boys’ High School and Presidency Boy’s School, DPS (North Bangalore) and Ebenezer International School. The workshops focussed on concepts taught as part of the Economics, Commerce, Business Studies and Finance curricula across different boards (CBSE, ICSE, IB, IGCSE and State Boards), such as strategy, negotiation, comparative advantage, basis for trade and gains from trade and is explained using real-world situations.

Mr.Jishnu Vipin, Senior Economics teacher at St.Joseph’s Boys’ High School commented, “It was a wonderful session.” He added, “The workshop invoked the investor in all of us. Creative way of using the game of Cricket and IPL to analyse the investment decisions.” 

The workshops have been designed by ISBF involve, engage and entertain, while teaching students at all stages in the form of games and role play; The idea is to propel the students’ ability to think prudently, come up with analytical solutions and emerge successful. The ISBF workshop has provided significant impact on the student community, while developing a didactic relationship with the school’s faculty members, who were also present during the workshop. The students and faculties present during the workshops expressed their eagerness to associate with ISBF, as well as leverage the value addition by LSE by working in conjunction on academic and pedagogical fronts.

Senior Commerce Teacher, Presidency School, Rinu Jain, while commenting on Playnomics Workshop stated, “Best workshop ever attended!”. Continuing about the workshop, she added, “Innovative way to make concepts simple and more relatable to daily life. Would certainly go a long way to make the subject interesting to the students.”

Commenting on his experience on conducting the workshops, Mr.Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor in Social & Applied Psychology, Sociology and Human Resource Mangement, ISBF and Playnomics Workshop Convenor stated, “We are really glad that the leading schools of the city welcomed the idea of the Playnomics Workshop and exhibit their eagerness to leverage the value addition that ISBF provides”. Talking on students’ response, he further added, “The perception of learning from practice of concepts has been very well appreciated by the students and they feel that more course modules like these would make learning more joyful and the classroom more exciting.”

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