This book has been written for teachers of business education and economics in the years of their early professional development, including those on PGCE courses, those in their induction year, and those in years two and three of their teaching career. The book will also be suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.
The book covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards. But it goes beyond this by fully exploring issues to do with subject knowledge in learning to teach, broadly accepting that an essential element of a secondary teacher’s identity is tied up with the subject taught. The book is divided into three sections:
- framing the subject – which defines subject knowledge and raises questions about business education and economics as school subjects
- teaching the subject – which looks at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge
- business, economics and enterprise within the professional community – which focuses on the place of business education and economics within the wider curriculum and the teaching community.
This book aims to provide stimulating assistance to subject specialists by helping them find ways of thinking about their specialism, how to teach with it and how to engage with what pupils learn through it.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part 1. The Subject: Purpose and Focus 2. Developing Citizens, Consumers and Owners 3. Work-related Learning and Enterprise Education 4. Government Policy and the Shape of the Curriculum 5. Business, Not-for-profits, Higher Education and Teachers: Contesting the character of the subject Part 2. The Subject in School: Learning and Assessment 6. Making Sense of Assessment Frameworks 7. Choosing and Using Different Types of Assessment 8. Learning through Doing: Designing tasks and types of processing 9. Learning through Thinking: The roles of experience and conceptual understanding Part 3. Professional Development 10. Evaluating Teaching in Business, Economics and Enterprise 11. Conclusions
Peter Davies is Professor of Education Policy and Director of the Institute for Education Policy Research at Staffordshire University, UK.
Jacek Brant is Lecturer in Business and Economics Education at the Institute of Education, University of London where he is subject leader for the PGCE in Business and Economics.