Resource Title

Not Business as Usual: Exploring Global Justice in the Business Studies Curriculum (Junior Cycle)


Not Business as Usual is designed to support Junior Cycle Business Studies teachers in exploring global justice topics using active learning methodologies. It provides clear guidance on how to incorporate financial justice themes into all three strands of the curriculum – Personal Finance, Enterprise and Our Economy.

Resource Details

  • Date added: 14th October 2019
  • Author: Julia Haimlinger and Niav Keating
  • Publisher: Financial Justice Ireland
  • Country of Publication: Ireland
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 97


The resource aims to:

This resource explores a number of key issues: the global debt crisis, why is Ireland in so much debt, climate change insurance, consumer spending (consumption), tax havens and the conduct of multinational companies, and uses active learning and a multiplicity of hands-on games, factsheets and exercises.

A number of country-based case studies are explored from: Ireland, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Sudan.

Not Business As Usual integrates learning outcome linked to each of the three Business Studies strands of learning with suggestions for classroom based assessments:

Strand 1 Personal Finance: LOs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.9, 1.10

Strand 2 Enterprise:  LOs 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.11

Strand 3 Our Economy: 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9

This resource also links to the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically:

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