Learning Area Business Studies 2

Subject 460-562 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, On Campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
Prerequisites: 460-562 Learning Area Business Studies 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Rob Cavalin
Subject Overview:

Drawing on research on the diversity of secondary students’ learning needs and research on effective assessment, teacher candidates will explore how to personalise the learning experience of each student within this discipline area.

This subject extends teacher candidates’ understanding of the relationships between learning and teaching specialist business studies VCE areas at the post-compulsory levels as well as commerce, economics, civics and citizenship and business related units at the 7-10 levels. Teaching strategies and contexts for use in business related classes in Years 7 to 12 will be explored. The relationship between business studies, technology and society will be a focus. Teacher candidates will understand the role and importance of developing business literacy and enterprise skills in secondary schools.
Assessment: There are 3 assessment tasks: Designing a classroom resource (1000 words) due early semester (25%) Class Presentation (1000 words equivalent) as scheduled (25%) Unit outline (2000 words) due late semester (50%)
Prescribed Texts: Collection of readings.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:

  • Personalise learning for each student in this curriculum area
  • Individually design and implement plans for student centred learning experiences which cater for a range of learners using current best practice models of learning and assessment
  • Demonstrate an advanced capacity to use of concepts, knowledge and skills in business studies to develop coherent learning sequences in accordance with current curriculum frameworks
  • Demonstrate professional collegiality and participate effectively in team work
  • Promote the growth of active citizenship in all students
  • Design classroom resources which embody best practice in business studies
  • Reflect on their practice

On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of changes.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient, self-regulating;
  • Have a conscious personal and social values base.

Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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