These websites and online resources have been selected to support teachers and school leaders in developing business studies teaching and learning programmes.
Please also explore the 'Effective teaching in social studies' section of Social Sciences Online. There are many resources and teaching strategies in this section that you may also find useful for business studies teaching and learning.
Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guidelines for business studies are now available. The Guidelines provide support for teachers of business studies as they develop programmes of learning for their senior secondary students. They reflect the intent of the national curriculum and are an adjunct to it. Includes a resources section with links to useful websites for business studies teaching and learning.
Education for Enterprise (E4E) promotes innovative approaches to learning that will enable students to meet the challenges of the modern workplace, suggests how to develop an E4E approach, and offers resources, tools, and templates for classroom use; notes for teachers; links; news; and key contacts.
As well as the HTML version of The New Zealand Curriculum, this interactive site offers a variety of support and strategies, news updates, digital stories of schools’ experiences, and archived material relating to development of the curriculum.
This site includes a translation into English of the main sections of the draft marautanga. Only learning levels 1, 4, and 6 have been translated in the learning areas.
This companion site to the New Zealand Curriculum Online offers specific guidance to school leaders and teachers on integrating the key competencies into the daily activities of the school and its teaching and learning programmes.
This site is designed to assist secondary middle managers to work with their departments to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. It explores various aspects of effective pedagogy.
Ka Hikitia is a five-year strategy that aims to transform and change the education sector, ensuring Māori are able to enjoy education success as Māori.
This Ministry of Education professional development strategy focuses on improving outcomes for Māori students in English-medium schools. This strategy supports four main projects: Te Kotahitanga, Te Kauhua, Ako Panuku, and Te Mana Kōrero.
This site has been created to enable all of those involved with Pasifika Education to find information quickly and easily including policy, initiatives, publications, research results, and services and funding.
The following links to key agencies provide assessment information and professional support for teachers of business studies.
Follow links to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, NCEA, and subject achievement standards. See in particular NZQA Business Studies. Further information on assessing with unit standards can be found on the NZQA website. Some useful resources are also available.
This key community covers assessment in the classroom, effective use of evidence, and reporting to families and whānau. It offers news, assessment tools and resources, research, a glossary, FAQ, and related links.
The linked site Consider the evidence promotes 'evidence-driven decision making for secondary schools' and supports secondary educators in making best use of evidence to improve student achievement.
For an overview of assessment, see Directions for assessment in New Zealand , a report by Michael Absolum, Lester Flockton, John Hattie, Rosemary Hipkins, and Ian Reid.
In 2007, ERO published three reports on schools’ effectiveness in the collection and use of assessment:
- The Collection and Use of Assessment Information in Schools
- The Collection and Use of Assessment Information in Schools: Good Practice in Primary Schools
- The Collection and Use of Assessment Information in Schools: Good Practice in Secondary Schools
The New Zealand Commerce and Economic Teachers’ Assocation (CETA) is a national organisation administered through the CETA Curriculum and Membership Services office in Oamaru, with 15 regional branches. CETA focuses on accounting, business/entrepreneurship, economics, financial literacy, information management/computing/technology ICT, as well as areas of a cross-curricular nature.
The following resources will help you to plan teaching and learning activities for business studies.
Over 500,000 items are available through the Schools Collection, including books, videos, and DVDs. Schools can also interloan music, books and serials from the National Library’s General Collections through their local Curriculum Information Service (CIS) centre.
Students can go to this website to find useful, accurate, online information. Librarians from all over New Zealand are available each week day between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to help students search online. To use AnyQuestions.co.nz, students must be attending a New Zealand primary, intermediate, secondary school or being home-schooled.
Brings together information on current reviews and consultations, expanding a business, insolvency, intellectual property, government procurement, research, standards and conformance and technical barriers to trade, and starting a businees. Recent updates are provided.
See the site categories on the home page, including Features and Commentary, which profiles New Zealand companies developing or exploring their markets and includes other business insights. Recent press releases are also available.
Business NZ is an advocacy group for sustainable growth through enterprise. See in particular “Taking New Zealand to the World: Why Exporting Matters.” (PDF, 6.30 MB)
Chambers of Commerce
See local directories. For example:
Business representative groups
These groups aim to support members in growing and developing their businesses.
- Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern
- Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Central
- Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (CECC)
- Otago Southland Employers Association (OSEA)
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (on the UNITEC site)
The report for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Aotearoa New Zealand confirms that Māori are the world’s third most entrepreneurial people.
This site aims to help talented people make contact. It includes success stories.
The Small Business Game is an online educational game in which players run a football retail store.
This site includes video clips, student essays, lesson plans, KidBiz games, and links to other entrepreneurship education programs.
Young Enterprise Trust’s principle objective is to promote an enterprise culture amongst New Zealand school students. A new website is being developed. Current areas focus on financial education and enterprise studies.
From this section of Kōrero Māori you can find out about business ways to use reo Māori and how to get advice and assistance to help increase an organisation’s Māori language profile.