Business Studies ~ Latest News



Another resource in the Building Conceptual Understanding Series titled "Taking Part in Economic Communities" was released in mid-November. Copies should be in your schools. You should soon be able to download your copy from Taking Part in Economic Communities ~ the link will be the bottom right of the page.
This financial literacy resource has been written for curriculum levels 2-5 (up to year 10) so should have useful application to junior Business Studies programmes, as well as ideas for Level 1 Business Studies.
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Young Enterprise trust is releasing a new book, "The Young New Zealander's Guide to Entrepreneurship" which will be available in Whitcoulls stores in January. It includes case studies from YES alumni as well as hints and tips from prominent NZ business people such as Tony Falkenstein and Sir Peter Leitch. It chronicles the business startup process and has practical advice on generating a business idea, marketing, etc
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Did you know there is a Facebook Page for teachers of Business Studies? Go to NCEA Business Studies Teachers and send a friend request. This is a place for sharing conversation and files. This is a closed group for teachers only.
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Hillary Mann of Longbay College has created a Google Group for teachers of Business Studies to converse and share. Here is the link to follow to view the group:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/nzbusinessteach
People will need to sign in to Google (ie gmail, google docs) and then will be able to request to join the group. Any problems, they can email Hillary at hmann@lbc.school.nz and she will invite you to join.
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The Asia:NZ Foundation website has NCEA teaching and learning resources in a number of subject areas to encourage the use of Asian contexts in teaching and learning. These resources are all aligned to the NZC. The Level 1 Business Studies resource provides a comprehensive coverage of the Marketing Mix focussing on exporting to Asia. There are 21 sections so make sure you view all of them. Level 2 Business Studies is in the pipeline. The Asia in the curriculum section of the website includes some classroom activities for Level 7 and 8 of the Business Studies curriculum. It is suggested that these may also be useful as extension activities for Level 1.
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Be sure to click on Network Learning Communities on the bottom left of this page to access unit plans for Level 1 and Level 1 standards.



Useful downloads

Curriculum Guide for Business Studies
BST Curriculum Guide
What teaching as inquiry could look like

Resource links/ideas

MOE and NZQA links

Auckland/Northland workshop presentation

Business Studies progressions