This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.
This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. The materials required for the course are:
- Access to voice recording or video recording tools (webcam, cellphone, etc.)
- Microsoft Excel or substitute
- Microsoft Word or substitute
Teaching and Learning Strategies:
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the foundational knowledge to be successful in business studies. To ensure that the purpose is met, a wide variety of instructional strategies are used to provide learning opportunities that accommodate a variety of learning styles, interests, and ability levels. The following strategies are used throughout the course to teach and learn the concepts presented:
- Communicating: Through the use of discussions, this course offers students the opportunity to share their understanding both in oral as well as written form. This also gives them the opportunity to broaden their understanding as they read and comment on the posts of others.
- Independent Learning: This course provides students with opportunities to research aspects of business independently, with direction and guiding questions provided within the course.
- Reflecting and Connecting: Assignments and discussions throughout the course will prompt students to reflect on concepts presented and how they connect to businesses and/or products that they encounter in their everyday lives.
- Self-Assessment: Through the use of interactive activities (e.g. multiple choice quizzes) students receive instantaneous feedback and are able to self-assess their understanding of concepts.
Assessment and Evaluation Strategies of Student Performance:
Every student attending Christian Virtual School is unique. We believe each student must have the opportunities to achieve success according to their own interests, abilities, and goals. Like the Ministry of Education, we have defined high expectations and standards for graduation, while introducing a range of options that allow students to learn in ways that suit them best and enable them to earn their diplomas. Christian Virtual School’s Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting Policy is based on seven fundamental principles, as outlined in the Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools document.
When these seven principles are fully understood and observed by all teachers, they guide the collection of meaningful information that helps inform instructional decisions, promote student engagement, and improve student learning. At Christian Virtual School, teachers use practices and procedures that:
- are fair, transparent, and equitable for all students;
- support all students, including those with special education needs, those who are learning English, and those who are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit;
- are carefully planned to relate to the curriculum expectations and learning goals and, as much as possible, to the interests, learning styles and preferences, needs, and experiences of all students;
- are communicated clearly to students and parents or guardians at the beginning of the school year or course and at other appropriate points throughout the school year or course;
- are ongoing, varied in nature, and administered over a period of time to provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate the full range of their learning;
- provide ongoing descriptive feedback that is clear, specific, meaningful, and timely to support improved learning and achievement; and
- develop students’ self-assessment skills to enable them to access their own learning, set specific goals, and plan next steps for their learning.
For more information on our assessment and evaluation strategies, refer to Section 6, Student Achievement, in the Course Calendar.
Program Planning Considerations: