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1 © ASIC 2012 Helping young people be MoneySmart, ASIC Teacher Workshop 1: Introduction to consumer and financial literacy education in Australia

2 © ASIC 2012 The Australian Curriculum and Consumer and Financial Literacy Implementing the Australian Curriculum using a consumer and financial literacy context A whole-school curriculum development and teacher professional learning package By teachers, for teachers!

3 © ASIC 2012 Teacher Workshop 1 Introduction to consumer and financial literacy education in Australia

4 © ASIC 2012 What do the experts think? Paul Clitheroe Chairman, Australian Government Financial Literacy Board and Financial Commentator Pauls video can be found here:

5 © ASIC 2012 The MoneySmart Teaching Package for: Primary Teachers Teacher Guide Facilitator Guide MoneySmart Units of Work Whole - School Case Study Including four workshops for teachers and one workshop for parents/carers Integrated: Foundation to Year 2, including a big book, and Years 3–6) Mathematics: Years 4–6) Integrated: Foundation to Year 2, including a big book, and Years 3–6) Mathematics: Years 4–6)

6 © ASIC 2012 The MoneySmart Units of Work Foundation to Year 6 Have Australian Curriculum content descriptions Link to the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework

7 © ASIC 2012 The MoneySmart Units of Work Can be adapted to your local context Allow for the formation of a bank of units of work and can be added to your schools curriculum map Provide an explicit whole-school approach

8 © ASIC 2012 Online Professional learning modules for primary and secondary teachers A range of digital and other resources

9 © ASIC 2012 How important is money in our lives? Activity 1: A personal money timeline

10 © ASIC 2012 Needs and wants what are they? Activity 2: The needs and wants sort-out!

11 © ASIC 2012 The push and pull of needs and wants Activity 3: A tug o war

12 © ASIC 2012 How do I feel about money? Activity 4: An Oxford debate

13 © ASIC 2012 What can we do with money? What is missing? SpendSaveInvestDonate

14 © ASIC 2012 National and International Impetus! OECD, INFE and PISA NAPLAN ASICs involvement National Financial Literacy Strategy National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework MoneySmart Teaching National MoneySmart Week September

15 © ASIC 2012 Who are consumer and financially literate people? Individuals who are consumer and financially literate have the ability to apply knowledge, understandings, skills and values in consumer and financial contexts to make informed and effective decisions that have a positive impact on themselves, their families, the broader community and the environment. Source: National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework, Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA), 2011

16 © ASIC 2012 The National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework Knowledge and understanding money and consumer decisions Responsibility and enterprise making choices Competence applying knowledge

17 © ASIC 2012 The MoneySmart Brand Consumer website: www. moneysmart.gov.au www. moneysmart.gov.au MoneySmart… …Schools …Teachers …Kids (primary) …Students (secondary) Products: MoneySmart Teaching website www. teaching.moneysmart.gov.au www. teaching.moneysmart.gov.au MoneySmart Teaching package

18 © ASIC 2012 Becoming a MoneySmart School Benefits: –a point of difference –MoneySmart Kids/MoneySmart Teachers –motivated and engaged learners –engage with QA assured prepared units of work aligned to the Australian Curriculum –opportunity and process provided to engage in whole-school curriculum renewal –SuperClubs Plus license

19 © ASIC 2012 Becoming a MoneySmart School Requirements –set up school management team –develop MoneySmart School implementation plan –complete four teacher workshops and parent/carer workshop –undertake whole-school audit of financial literacy activities –teach at least one unit of work per year level –present a report on its implementation to school community –add financial literacy to school curriculum map and unit bank –each year level to teach at least one MoneySmart unit of work per year after this work is finished –contact us at the MoneySmart Teaching website to receive the window decal identifying you as a MoneySmart School

20 © ASIC 2012 The MoneySmart School Learning Journey Overview of the 5 workshops Including one for Parents/Carers

21 © ASIC 2012 So is this another learning area? Makes Australian Curriculum subjects come alive in real-life settings Consumer and financial literacy is a cross-curriculum focus Motivates and engages learners Connects learners and their learning to the community English: Advertising, contracts, guarantees Science: Environmental and sustainability Mathematics: Financial literacy sub-strand

22 © ASIC 2012 On closing, MoneySmart Teaching: Brings the curriculum alive Meets Australian Curriculum responsibilities Focuses on the education of young Australians Creates the opportunity for a whole-school approach To the Max! videoTo the Max! video Date for Teacher Workshop 2


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