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Economics and business / Year 9 / Economics and Business Skills / Questioning and research

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop questions and hypotheses about an economic or business issue or event, and plan and conduct an investigation (ACHES043)

Elaborations
  • establishing questions and/or hypotheses to form the basis of an investigation into a selected issue or event (for example, by asking questions about why it is increasingly important for businesses to seek a competitive advantage or establishing a hypothesis such as: ‘The export of locally made products will greatly benefit the local community’)
  • devising the steps needed for an investigation and modifying the questions and the plan to respond to changing circumstances
  • generating ideas about possible class or school projects and collaboratively developing a plan to guide the project
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Hypotheses,  Research questions,  Business and enterprise

Teacher resource

Australia's Trade through Time

Using an interactive timeline created by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides 12 series of learning experiences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian trade from 1900 to the present day. Students study videos, tables, images and texts in order ...

Teacher resource

Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...