More than 50 economics teachers from public and private high schools in Metro Manila took part in the Economic and Financial Literacy Seminar-Workshop held on 23 June 2018 at Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Usec. Rosemarie Edillon presented on the importance of economic and financial literacy to the realization of AmBisyon Natin 2040. Meanwhile, Dr. Noel de Guzman of the Ateneo Department of Economics presented his perspectives on the teaching and practice of economics.
The afternoon session was devoted to small group discussions where the participating teachers shared their insights on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of teaching economics in high school. Ateneo economics professors served as facilitators of the discussions.
The outreach seminar-workshop was co-organized by the Philippine Economic Society, NEDA, and the Ateneo Department of Economics, as one of the activities towards the promotion of economic and financial literacy pursuant to Republic Act 10922 or the Economic and Financial Literacy Act.