Economics and business / Year 8 / Economics and Business Knowledge and Understanding

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Influences on the ways people work and factors that might affect work in the future (ACHEK031)

Elaborations
  • investigating present influences on the ways people work, such as technological change, outsourced labour in the global economy, rapid communication changes, casualisation of the workforce
  • identifying changes to the workforce over time, such as the jobs available, the way individuals or communities value particular work, career length and human resource development, changing demography, corporate social responsibility and sustainability practices, changes to workplace laws
  • predicting changes to work in the future and possible outcomes (for example, ‘What could be the effect of a changing attitude to work–life balance or the decline of some industries?’)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Labour market,  Working conditions

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Learning area Economics and business
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Where are clothes manufactured?

This learning activity consists of a series of online resources supporting students to engage, explore and reflect on the ways people work and how businesses use outsourced labour to manufacture clothing and shoes in the economies of Asia. Students analyse data and information to identify why Australian businesses outsource ...