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'Money and Morals' Business Ethics Curriculum

Magazine article Teaching Business & Economics

'Money and Morals' Business Ethics Curriculum

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'Money and Morals' Business Ethics Curriculum

(A4 Student File and Teacher Folder; Trigger Video, available from 'Money and Morals' Education Team: Tel 020 8200 8007, email with website: www. moneyandmorals. org)

The 'Money and Morals' Curriculum is a major resource with up to 20 fully prepared lessons from which to choose. Its case of use and suggested answers for teachers and a trigger video make it very simple and enjoyable to teach, especially in its provision of case studies with 'real life' situations and excellent triggers for interactive discussion and experiential learning. Its target range is students in years 11-13, KS4 and KS5 and the materials in the five units of Marketing, People in Business, Operations and Products, Finance and External Influences link in neatly with the different areas of study of the Business Education examination boards. The case studies in the student pack offer an introduction to ethical decision making in a variety of accessible scenarios and the accompanying teacher resource gives helpful lesson outlines, suggested answers, guidelines and teacher support.

Each unit of the 'Money and Morals' Curriculum contains:

* Learning objectives

* Lesson plans

* 'Setting the Scene' pages

* Topical Case Studies

* English Legal Perspective

* 'Ethics in Practice' pages

* 'Views From the News' pages

As teachers of Business Education, we recognise the importance and usefulness of core texts hut are likewise aware that a text book delivery can be flat and unstimulating. Students are most motivated when they are involved, either through discussion or practical activity. This helps them enormously when it comes to analysing case studies in the business education examinations. As teachers, we are looking continually for stimulating ideas and materials which are user friendly, accessible to the students and relevant to our courses. The Curriculum offers just this. Through the easy to follow case studies, the students can apply and relate their basic concept learning to the activities in the world of business outside the classroom. …

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