Hints and Tips - 3 minute read
Deborah Malpas, OCR Business & Economics Subject Advisor
Moving quickly to teaching from home creates many challenges from adapting learning resources to keeping students (and sometimes ourselves) motivated.
In this unique context, it’s been brilliant to hear about teaching ideas and resources that are being shared between teachers, centres and across the wider community.
Teachers and many resource providers have done a fantastic job providing additional resources and support for learning from home. Below is a list of a few of the useful resources that have caught my attention in recent weeks.
There are also opportunities for your students to do their own online or newspaper research using business news websites and articles.
There are huge volumes of interesting articles about how individual businesses are responding and adapting to the current climate. Their research can be focussed on specific areas of the specification to.
Specification section 4.1 Production processes: how are factories adapting their work spaces to allow for social distancing?
Specification section 1.1 The role of business enterprise and entrepreneurship: there are some fascinating and innovative examples of entrepreneurs spotting an opportunity from Zoom hairdressing advice to ‘hand-free’ door openers and expansion of e-scooters in the UK. Can your students find other examples?
The planning and teaching page of our website includes factsheets, delivery guides and teaching activities for each of the GCSE Business topic areas:
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Debbie joined OCR in August 2014. She worked on the redevelopment of OCR’s GCSE Business (J204) and currently supports teachers through the development of a variety of resources, the CPD programme and subject communications.
Before joining OCR, Debbie spent over 20 years in teaching and leadership roles. She worked in secondary schools, a sixth form college and international school in Shropshire and Cambridge. Debbie holds a degree in Business Operations and a PGCE in Secondary Economics & Business from the University of Warwick. In her spare time, Debbie likes to visit family in the Midlands and also writes for Cambridge University Press.