In this module students investigate the accuracy of product information and advertising about cell phones and cell phone apps and explore false or misleading advertising.
- Students will explore the values and conventions of consumer spending and protection in the wider school community.
- Students will examine the roles of financial literacy and sound financial decisions in their own lives.
- Financial decision making
- Financial decision-making is influenced by local and global markets and advertising and affects the community.
- Consumer protection laws and regulations cover goods and services purchased in New Zealand.
Subject-specific vocabulary in module 3 includes:
|Te reo Pākēha||Te reo Māori|
|the principle of transparency
||te mātāpono noho haepapa
1. Sussing out information
Have students research the information that is available about cell phones with the purpose of choosing a cell phone to buy. The research can be conducted as a class or group activity or students can undertake their research individually.
- What kinds of information do we want to know about mobile phones and plans?
- Where will we find this information? Who should we listen to, talk to, or read to get information about mobile phones and plans?
- What criteria will we use to make our decision about which phone to buy?
Have the class view Episode 9 of the ‘It’s all good’ series below: