In addition to their specific content and knowledge, the subjects and short courses of junior cycle provide students with opportunities to develop a range of key skills. There are opportunities to support all key skills in this course, but some are particularly significant.
Example of key skill element
Examples of associated student learning activities
Implementing ideas and taking action
Students will generate ideas on products/services in a creative environment and will be empowered to realise these ideas.
Exploring and creating a variety of texts, including multi-modal texts
Students will access and engage with oral, written and multi-modal texts in conducting project research and in presenting their findings.
Seeing patterns, trends and relationships
Students will evaluate how the prices of particular goods and services are determined, understanding the interaction of demand and supply.
Using digital technology to communicate
Students will interact through social media and other digital technology in order to explore relevant business issues.
Managing information and thinking
Gathering, recording, organising, and evaluating information and data
Students will prepare financial accounts, assess the financial position and present their analysis in tabular and/or graphic formats.
Making considered decisions
Students will evaluate risks associated with saving and borrowing money and make informed and responsible financial decisions.
Being positive about learning
Students will discuss current issues in the business environment and their enthusiasm for and curiosity about business will be stimulated.
Working with others
Developing good relationships and dealing with conflict
Students will collaborate and negotiate with others in the classroom to explore views and complete tasks in a range of contexts and activities.