Consumerism and the Marketplace for Secondary Teachers

Consumerism and the Marketplace for Secondary Teachers
A pre-service preparation course designed to prepare FACSED classroom teachers to teach content regarding dynamics of consumerism and the marketplace and develop skills for implementing a discipline-based approach for teaching consumerism in secondary schools.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SFL 261
Course Outcomes

Consumer Rights

Identify consumer rights, responsibilities, and remedies and identify effective practices for purchasing consumer goods and services.

Legal and ethical considerations

Synthesize legal and ethical considerations of being an informed consumer in today's market.

Knowledge of private and government agencies

Identify and explain the purposes and features of private and government agencies providing assistance, information, and published materials that are consumer resources for decision making.

Understanding roles of labels and warranties

Distinguish the roles of labels, warranties, guarantees, and advocate groups in wise consumer behavior.

Interaction of how consumer agencies interact

Determine how government, business, and the consumer interact for the mutual benefit of each other in the marketplace.

How to make prudent selection of services

Analyze prudent steps in the selection of healthcare, childcare, elder care, repair services, household materials, automobiles, toys, and equipment.

Ways to avoid identity theft and fraud

Describe ways to avoid identity theft, fraud, deceptions, and rip-offs.

Understanding financial contracts

Explain the importance of understanding financial contracts (disclosure information, grace period, payment penalties, method of interest calculation).

Perform market analysis

Perform a market analysis exercise and exercise better shopping practices.