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1st Edition

Teaching Business, Economics and Enterprise 14-19

ISBN 9781138045514
Published October 22, 2019 by Routledge
166 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides core knowledge and guidance for successful teaching in Business, Economics and Enterprise Education, and is based on the most up-to-date requirements. Written by experts with expertise in delivering business education in teacher training, further education, and secondary schools, it explores the nature of each subject in relation to the curriculum and offers subject-specific pedagogy to help develop teaching skills and confidence within the classroom.

Including case studies and reflective questions in every chapter, the book covers the key topics across the subjects such as:

  • Financial literacy
  • Planning for the delivery of academic and vocational subjects
  • The value of different qualifications and business and industry links
  • Strategies for successful differentiation
  • Assessment and pupil progression

Teaching Business, Economics and Enterprise 14-19 is a vital resource for training or newly qualified teachers looking to deliver excellent teaching that will inspire their students and lead to successful learning.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1    Introduction

Chapter 2 Getting Started: Teaching Academic subjects

Chapter 3 Getting Started: Teaching Vocational subjects

Chapter 4 Learning and Teaching Strategies: Assessment for Learning

Chapters 5   Learning and Teaching Strategies: Working with Assessment Criteria

Chapter 6    Learning and Teaching Strategies: Differentiation

Chapter 7    Developing Wider Skills: Seeing Beyond the Specification  

Chapter 8  Maximising the Use of Resources

Chapter 9    The Reflective Practitioner: The Place of Reflection in the Continuous Development of Programmes and Practitioners


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Helena Knapton is the former PGCE Business Education Course Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. She is now Learning and Teaching Development Lead within the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University as well as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jamila Gurjee is a former Associate Tutor and Researcher, PGCE Business Education at Edge Hill University, UK. She has been teaching Business and Business-related subjects to students in secondary schools, sixth form, and for adult provision for the past 10 years. Having been Head of Department at a busy school in the South East, she is now teaching Law and Business at St.Mary’s College in Blackburn.


"I recommend this very well researched book to both trainee teachers and seasoned practitioners, like me, without hesitation. Its hands on approach and implicit focus on the development of a professional identity make this a key ‘go-to’ reference source for serious educators."  Colin Wynne, Maricourt Catholic High School

"The expertise and experience that has been used to write this textbook is unrivalled and it will prove to become and essential resource for those training to become Business, Economics and Enterprise teachers as well as those who are currently in the profession.  The book provides guidance and information that will not only help improve practice within the classroom but also to engage with and encourage debate on some of the key issues which face the subject area over the coming years." Daren Fairhurst, Head of Business and ICT, Pensby High School and Principal Fellow of the EBEA