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

Curriculum content descriptions

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

  • 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

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