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1 NCEA Business Studies Level one 2010 550 students sat 1700 standards. mixed courses common. Level two 2011 being taught now / numbers unknown. mixed courses still common. Level three 2012 - ???

2 Business Themes Business Formation Functions of Business People in Business Business Management Business Environment Themes run through all three levels Increasing complexity of content

3 Learning Objectives Developed outside NZC Two LO at each level – LO1 relates to internal operations and external environment of a business. – LO2 relates to practical experience of planning and running a business.

4 Level 6 Learning Objectives LO 1 -U nderstand how, as a result of internal and external factors, New Zealand small business owners make operational decisions that have consequences for the success of their businesses. LO2-Plan, carry out, and then review a one-off business activity, basing recommendations for the future on market feedback.

5 Level 7 Learning Objectives LO1 - Explore how and why large businesses in New Zealand make operational decisions in response to internal and factors. LO2 - Plan,, take to market, review and then refine a business activity incorporating a community well-being focus, basing recommendations for the future on market feedback.

6 Level 8 learning Objectives (draft) LO1 - Analyse how and why businesses in New Zealand operating in the national and global markets make operational and strategic decisions in response to interacting internal and external factors. LO2 - Plan, take to market, review and then refine an innovative, sustainable business activity; analyse the activity and its success in the market place.

7 Level step ups LevelFuture focusContextAssessments 6 Enterprise Sustainability Small business Local business 3 external (3x4=12 credits) 3 internal (2x3 = 6) Carry out business (1x6= 6) 7 Enterprise Sustainability Citizenship Regional or national significance 3 external (3x4 = 12 credits) 3 internal (2 x 3 = 6) Carry out & refine (1x9 = 9) 8 Enterprise Sustainability Citizenship Globalisation International / global operation 3 external (3x4 = 12 credits) 4 internal (3x3=9) Carry out innovative&sustainable (1X9=9)

8 Maori business concepts included ‘where relevant’ This means a business that identifies itself as a Maori business for a number of possible reasons. – Being owned by Maori – Fully or substantially controlled by Maori – Operating according to Maori culture and values ( traditional or contemporary)

9 Maori business concepts Five concepts (only) across all level two and three – Tikanga (meaning,customs,obligation) – Puutake ( origin, reason for being) – Tuuranga (anchor, position, foundation) – Kaititakitanga (guardianship / future generations) – Rangatiratanga (leadership & authority)

10 Business Studies = Econ + Acc Marketing, Management & People topics – are the difference. Management is a meta-cognitive activity. – Self is at the centre of Management & Leadership. – Knowledge leads to different individual outcomes.

11 Thinking Styles Change Econ & Acc – Mostly analytical and judgemental thinking. – Seeking to find one right answer. – Objectivity is important. Business Studies – Increasing need for ‘design’ thinking. – Seeking to find one of several possible answers. – Creativity, energy & emotion are important. – Subjectivity is normal


13 Group Work = Collaboration Explicit teaching of collaboration skills. Attention given to assessing of collaboration skills such as; – Delivering what you say you will – Checking for shared understanding – Giving informed and considered opinions – Resolves conflicts (or tries to) – Works to agreed quality standards

14 Best Evidence Synthesis Pedagogy (more details on handout from BES doc) Connection – to lives & culture of students. Alignment – of experience to desired outcomes / embed assessments where possible / medium is the message. Community – a learning community of and for students / freedom/ teacher as facilitator. Interest – differentiated learning/ student centred & managed where possible.

15 Main concept = Enterprise Positive attitude/can-do attitude. We all are different/ what do we bring? Seligman.. Positive Psychology – happiness/strengths-and-virtues/ happiness/strengths-and-virtues/ Keirsey temperament sorter. –

16 Main concept = Enterprise Creative/what if ?/open-minded thinking – Tony Ryans Thinkers keys http://centre4.core- ersUK.pdf http://centre4.core- ersUK.pdf – De Bono Six Hats g&imgrefurl= MKK/Think g&imgrefurl= MKK/Think.

17 Main concept = Enterprise Early prototyping/practical steps. – Tom Wujic -The marshmallow challenge – Wikipedia – Richard Mayo –Protobuild

18 Main concept = Enterprise Reflective/persistent/resilient. – Derek Sivers..Persistence is polite. – Resilience @ Squidoo (little freaky deaky) – Resilient workforce orce/ orce/

19 Main concept = Enterprise Collaborative working style. Ministry of Education resources guides/Secondary-middle-leaders/Past-editions/Facilitating- shared-learning/Effective-teaching-and-learning/Classroom- cooperative-le guides/Secondary-middle-leaders/Past-editions/Facilitating- shared-learning/Effective-teaching-and-learning/Classroom- cooperative-le TXB workshop info. – see attached sheet.

20 QUESTION ? Does enterprise = entrepreneurship ? – Is the goal of NCEA Business Studies to create entrepreneurs? – If so, is that a responsible goal for those who will fail – and most will on the road to success. – “For the next trick, I’ll need a volunteer”


22 Future Focus (level 1) Enterprise – Features of entrepreneurial behaviour – Links to key competency set from NZC Sustainability Resource classification – pyramid diagram – Four aspects – environmental /economic /social/ cultural sustainability sustainability


24 Future Focus (level 2) Citizenship – Citizenship skills Reasoning, collaborating, communicating, presenting, debating. – Citizenship dispositions/attitudes Empathising, tolerating, reflecting, being open-minded. – Citizenship outcomes Students are aware of personal and social significance of learning as a basis for action.

25 Future Focus (level 3) Globalisation – Impact of communication and transport technologies / institutional arrangements. – Important trading nations for NZ – Thinking globally (tki resource book) – and_learning/effective_teaching_in_social_studies/social_ inquiry/thinking_globally_2 and_learning/effective_teaching_in_social_studies/social_ inquiry/thinking_globally_2

26 Experiential Learning Experiencing – working with knowledge to solve problems/ create new understandings. ( resources provided/ problems set) Reflecting on experience – creating memory. Generalising learning –making predictions. Transfer of learning to new situations.

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