As digital currencies transform the world, concepts such as Bitcoin continue to break into university and higher education courses around the world. The teacher resource guide for teachers recently published by the French Ministry of National Education deals with cryptographic currency such as Bitcoin.
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A Bitcoin resource guide for teachers of economics and social sciences in France
The teachers of social sciences and economics of France can choose to teach crypto-currencies to students soon. The French Ministry of National Education has published a resource guide dealing with a wide variety of economic topics. The eight-page guide deals with Bitcoin with an educational activity card that teaches different functions of money. The two lessons of "educational activity" consist of classifying particular examples of monetary functions specifically associated with cryptocurrency. Educators should give the example of Bitcoin to show students the relationship between traditional monetary systems and trust, as well as other properties. The Ministry of Education also provides resources and activities on offer, including four videos hosted by Dessine-moi l'éco.
The videos are titled "Do you have to trust your currency?", "Bitcoin can replace the euro?", "Is Bitcoin a currency like any other?" And "Is Bitcoin the currency of the future?" One of the suggested activities explains that instructors can ask students to list the currency functions and show how they apply to Bitcoin. In addition, students can separate the euro and the cryptocurrencies from the point of view of trust. Before the Bitcoin section, the resource guide also explains how central banks are mobilizing the instruments of monetary policy. According to the Ministry of Education, central banks "create enough funds to support global demand, but also ensure the preservation of the purchasing power of the currency." The activity map for French educators indicates that central banks such as the ECB and the Federal Reserve must "react" if there is a risk of accelerated inflation.
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The four cryptocurrency and bitcoin videos on the Dessine Me Eco website date from 2017 and were released in 2017. Despite the age, they are very instructive and the video transcript "Bitcoin is there a currency like the others? ? "Explains that Bitcoin is" a virtual currency circulating on the Internet ". The video also notes that cryptocurrencies allow users to measure the value of goods and services in the digital sense and that network transactions serve as a means of exchange. The film further says that cryptocurrency can be stored for future use, but also points out that users must "be aware that the euro and bitcoins have different characteristics". "The euro is a legal currency, it means that it is recognized by the public authorities and that all members of the euro area are obliged to agree to be paid in euros", "Even though more and more e-commerce sites and even some physical stores accept Bitcoin as a means of payment, nothing requires a merchant to accept it. and no one guarantees that it will be accepted in the future, "said the video hosted on Draw.-Me Eco adds.
Academic institutions around the world have been spreading the knowledge of blockchain and digital currency for years. For example, the University of Luxembourg offers courses on cryptographic security, Columbia University and IBM offer many educational resources, while the University of Tokyo also offers a course on the subject. chain innovation. The results recently published by Coinbase revealed that more than 40% of the best universities in the world offer a course on cryptocurrency or blockchain. The study also revealed that 25% of students surveyed were interested in a course on cryptographic technology. A high school in Brisbane, Australia, was very interested in Bitcoin. He encouraged students in Brisbane to create an evening of information on cryptocurrency. Students from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, were also interested in digital currencies. The School's Business and Personal Finance course also added a cryptocurrency course in the second semester, in 2018. Last year, news.Bitcoin.com reported a spike Dutch. school exam that included questions on the Bitcoin theme. The French Ministry of Education, which teaches teachers how to deal with current trends in cryptocurrency, indicates that academic institutions take technology very seriously.
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