Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

GCSE Business Studies, Active Teach CD, Alain Anderton with Rob Jones

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

GCSE Business Studies, Active Teach CD, Alain Anderton with Rob Jones

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GCSE Business Studies, Active Teach CD, Alain Anderton with Rob Jones, third edition, Causeway Press, ISBN 978 1 4058 7661 2

In my review of the new edition of Anderton and Jones' textbook, I noted that the attached CD did not really impress. The Active Teach resource contained in this pack is a different matter. It provides a very good actual teaching resource and more than compensates for the shortcomings in the teacher book that comeswith the textbook.

Installed on a network I can see that this resource would lend itself to both individual learning and whole-class teaching. It enables a teacher to set individualsor groupsdifferent tasks and the various animations and videos lend themselves very effectively to introductions and to building understanding of business topics. The videos and animations enhance the explanations given in the textbook and, both visually and orally, they accommodate the learning stylesof the majority of students, from the gifted and talented to the less able.

In writing a scheme of work, or simply preparing an individual lesson plan, it would be easy to incorporate the presentations held on this CD to cement understanding and aid the learning process. …

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