Consumer rights

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Year level 7-8 Parents Mobile phones Economics and business

Launch digiactivity

(Year 7-8) Students learn about their consumer rights when buying a mobile phone.

Students will be prompted to consider features such as colour, plan type and tailoring phone capabilities to their needs.

This digiactivity can be used by individual students or in pairs on computers or tablets.

Curriculum alignment

Year 7

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • The ways consumers and producers interact and respond to each other in the market (ACHEK017)

Strand: Economics and Business Skills

  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES025)

Year 8

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • The rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses in Australia in terms of financial and economic decision-making (ACHEK029)

Strand: Economics and Business Skills

  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES036)

General capabilities

Level 5: Typically, by the end of Year 8, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view a variety of challenging subject-specific texts with a wide range of graphic representations
    • use wide knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose texts, using creative adaptations of text structures and conventions for citing others
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • predict possibilities, and identify and test consequences when seeking solutions and putting ideas into action
  • Ethical Understanding
    • analyse rights and responsibilities in relation to the duties of a responsible citizen