The gig economy and casual work

Students examine the differences between casual work and the gig economy.

Year Level

9-10

11-12

Duration

60 minutes

Type

  • In class activity

SEL Competencies

  • Self-management

Learning Intention

Students investigate the differences between freelance work and casual employment.

Key Outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe freelance and casual work
  • understand the gig economy and the changing nature of work.

ACTIVITY 01

Explain 5 min

The gig economy:

  • There has been a significant increase in the amount of contract, temporary and freelance work – dubbed ‘the gig economy’.
  • Examples are: Deliveroo, Uber drivers, musicians paid per appearance.