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Semester 1 (Early-Start)
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Business Studies 1 develops Teacher Candidates’ understanding of the place of Business Studies in the Australian secondary curriculum and the various factors that impact upon its implementation in school contexts. Curriculum frameworks, such as the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Curriculum, will be introduced for business related subjects in Years 7 to 12.
Business Studies 1 focuses on Economics and Business, as well as Civics and Citizenship, studies at Years 7 to 10. These will be examined to enhance Teacher Candidates’ disciplinary knowledge and skills and to widen their appreciation of the role that literacy and numeracy play in the teaching and learning of business related subjects. This will be addressed by supporting Teacher Candidates to identify the specific literacy and numeracy demands of Business Studies related subjects and by providing learning experiences and opportunities that support the development of students’ literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills in such subjects.
Teacher Candidates will develop their knowledge of how to plan, and implement, lessons using data and evidence to inform their practice and to better cater for student diversity in a business studies classroom. A variety of pedagogical strategies and resources will be examined to support student learning in business related subjects. Contemporary digital technologies will be incorporated, where appropriate, to develop Teacher Candidates’ knowledge, skills and abilities to use such digital technology practice to support students’ learning and professional practice.
Reflection on teaching practice in the learning area will be facilitated through collegiate interaction and self-evaluation to identify areas for future professional growth and development in the teaching of business related subjects.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Begin to critically reflect on research into how students learn and understand the concepts, substance, structure and implications for effective teaching practice in Business Studies related subjects, including the creation of effective learning environments (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.5 & 2.1)
- Begin to demonstrate an understanding of how to design lesson plans and learning sequences in Business Studies related subjects, using knowledge of student learning, curriculum, assessment, reporting as well as effective teaching resources (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4).
- Begin to demonstrate an understanding of how to set learning goals in Business Studies related subjects that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics (Graduate Standards 3.1).
- Begin to demonstrate an understanding of how to select appropriate strategies to differentiate teaching in Business Studies related subjects to meet specific needs of students, drawing on digital technologies and literacy and numeracy understandings in order to empower students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4 & 4.5)
- Begin to evaluate Business Studies related teaching programs to improve learning and to determine the effectiveness of strategies and resources (Graduate Standards 3.6).
- Identify assessment strategies including formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess and to support students’ learning in Business Studies related subjects (Graduate Standards 2.3, 5.1 & 5.4).
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship
Last updated: 29 April 2020