Teacher in Charge: J. Lang
What will I learn?
The focus of this course is on being a wise, financially capable consumer in a global economy. You will understand how to make good ethical buying decisions on consumer purchases particularly those big spend items like cellphones, computers or cars.
- Understand how to make good buying decisions on consumer purchases particularly those big spend items like cellphones, computers, or cars
- Investigate the legal and financial aspects of going flatting with a group of flatmates
- Check out Insurance as a way of protecting yourself from financial loss. Explore the promises and pitfalls
- Undertake consumer product testing with a panel of volunteers
- Use Credit cleverly. What type, at what cost?
- Manage your spending and shopping options, learn about being an ethical consumer
- Become powerful and avoid rip-offs by knowing consumer laws such as the Layby Act, Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act
- Communicating economic ideas and opinions through discussion, written material, visual display
- Making decisions and choices
- Making basic calculations, percentage change
- Talking to people
- Using economic models
- Critical Thinking
- Working in groups and as individuals
- Gathering information and drawing conclusions
- Self responsibility.
Suits Students who:
- Like making decisions
- Enjoy discussion and debate
- Like a mix of individual and group work
- Like to apply their knowledge
- Enjoy a range of learning activities
- Have an interest in our economy and the world we trade with
- See a future in journalism, law, retailing, social work, politics, insurance, banking and business.
All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes
Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B8 Exercise Book
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