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Middle Years Business Education Curriculum

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7502EDN – Middle Years Business Education Curriculum

Task 1 – Business Education in Junior Secondary settings

“Why is Business Studies important to teach to junior secondary students?”

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority states clearly in the rationale under the Subject of Year 7-10 Economics and Business that “As mass global flows of people, resources, finances and information produce social, economic, political and environmental complexities and challenges, Australia needs enterprising individuals who can make informed decisions and actively participate in society and the economy as individuals and more broadly as global citizens” (para 1). Young people will face a number of social, economic and moral challenges
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It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise. Business has a significant effect on the standard of living and quality of life of human, and on the environment in which they live and which future generations will inherit. (http://bsforal.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/importance-of-business-studies-as.html)

- they need to make important decisions related to their everyday life. For instance, buying a house or car, choosing the appropriate insurance, filing tax returns, and directing their personal and professional lives.
Benefit:
- by gaining reasoning and interpretation skills to apply economics and business, students learn to make informed decisions and to appreciate the interdependence of decisions made within economic systems.

- understanding of the ways society allocates limited resources to satisfy needs and wants, and how they participate in the economy as consumers, workers and producers

- enterprising behaviours and capabilities that can be transferable into life, work and business opportunities and will contribute to the development and prosperity of individuals and
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The business studies program provides rich opportunities for relevant, real-world learning experiences. In business studies, programs that provide pathways to specific apprenticeship and workplace destinations and that include cooperative education courses provide students with valuable information and connections that help them to explore potential work and business opportunities.

1) What do they need to learn? What can they learn from this subject?
2) How the knowledge help them in the future
3) What they can learn about literacy, numeracy and ICT skills via business education?
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References:
1) Australian Curriculum. (n.d.) 7-10 Economics and Business. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/humanities-and-social-sciences/economics-and-business
2) Bujea, E. (1987). Business education practices and trends: A literature review (SIDRU Research Report No.4). Saskatchewan: University of Regina.
3) A statement from Business Educators Australasia [BEA] Inc. (2008). Business education in Australia’s curriculum. Retrieved from
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