Details for Curriculum Studies – Commerce

The aim of this course is to prepare Teacher Education Students to teach effectively the NESA Commerce 7-10 Syllabus, with an emphasis on evidence based research to make informed decisions about pedagogical approaches. It is also designed to develop the pre-service teacher’s understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in Commerce as applied in Years 7-10 classroom contexts. Theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles and curriculum structures within Commerce are examined and applied in the evaluation, design and implementation of learning experiences that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners. Innovative approaches toward teaching Commerce from Christian and alternate school contexts will be developed.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS250
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Codrington

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Major in Commerce related studies including at least one unit of Commerce, finance or accounting and one unit of Business Studies and remaining units drawn from: business law (Australian/ English); economics; human resource management; industrial relations; marketing; finance; accounting; Business Studies.

 

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Commerce

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The aim of this course is to prepare Teacher Education Students to teach effectively the NESA Commerce 7-10 Syllabus, with an emphasis on evidence based research to make informed decisions about pedagogical approaches. It is also designed to develop the pre-service teacher’s understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in Commerce as applied in Years 7-10 classroom contexts. Theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles and curriculum structures within Commerce are examined and applied in the evaluation, design and implementation of learning experiences that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners. Innovative approaches toward teaching Commerce from Christian and alternate school contexts will be developed.

Outcomes

  1. Review current literature on pedagogy and specify the implications of the Quality Teaching Framework and Great Teaching Inspired Learning for Commerce, and develop an e-portfolio aligned with the Commerce syllabus;
  2. Apply knowledge of Commerce and running a business to the teaching of e-commerce;
  3. Use Commerce professional Case Study genre for achievable goals for a range of abilities Commerce Years 7-10 students to relate the nature of Commerce to Christian and alternate school contexts;
  4. Demonstrate a high capacity to draw upon research based teaching approaches to understand the impact and influence of Commerce in Australia and other countries; and professional responsibilities as a Commerce teacher.
  5. Develop student-centred innovative and well-designed lesson sequences (links with other social science disciplines, skills development, and knowledge acquisition, literacy and numeracy demands of the content including the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities, and differentiates for the full range of student abilities, and diverse backgrounds (multilingual and sociocultural), providing explicit strategies to support students’ wellbeing and safety- legally and educationally, in a range of school contexts;
  6. Design and critically reflect upon, lesson sequences, and curriculum materials using threshold concepts and skills development, knowledge acquisition and signature pedagogies that incorporate ICT, Quality Teaching Framework, and Great Teaching Inspired Learning using Understanding by Design;

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Professional e-portfolio (30%)
  • Case Study Resource (40%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)