Choosing and Refining a Solution

Module 5 of 6. In this module,students take their chosen design solution to another level by assessing its strengths and weaknesses against the triple-bottom line, by creating a business model to describe their fine-tuned plan, by prototyping and iterating, and then by creating a strategic action plan. With continuous feedback from their stakeholders, this module helps convert their idea into reality and prepares them to begin sharing and selling their solutions in the final module.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
4 x participation checklist
1 x worksheet
Learner resources9 x worksheets
2 x rubrics
1 x toolkit
Projects – experiments2 x activities
1 x project

Module key questions

  • Identify ways to strengthen the triple bottom line of their business solution.
  • Assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with their business solution.
  • Identify ways to capitalize on strengths and opportunities and mitigate weaknesses and threats related to their business solution.
  • Create a business model to describe their design team’s business solution and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their business model.
  • Use knowledge gained to date to design a prototype of their design solution, and then iterate based on feedback.
  • Create a strategic action plan with a timeline specific to their design solution

Module alignments

Grade | Ages Grade 7-9 | 13-15 years
Term 3 (Gr.7)
CAPS subject EMS
Subject strand Business
Sub-topics Entrepreneurship

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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