Dr Carly Sawatzki

BA/BBus(Mgt), GradDipEd(Sec), MEd, PhD

Carly is a teacher educator and education researcher in Deakin University's School of Education.


She has more than 15 years' experience working with preservice and practising teachers (including out-of-field teachers) in primary and secondary school settings.


Carly’s research explores how young people become numerate and financially capable within families, communities and schools, and how to develop teachers' knowledge and confidence in this area.


She has published in prestigious international journals and led curriculum and research consultancies. She is regularly engaged by teacher associations and schools, being recognised as a dynamic, thought-provoking presenter who challenges thinking, promotes critical conversation and inspires innovation. 

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Fintech Education

Students are digital natives and have access to complex and costly choices at their fingertips. Whether via their mobile phone, television remote control, or gaming console, they can accrue significant expenses in the name of entertainment. They are also subject to new forms of financial risk and deception, including unwanted calls and scam emails and texts. All of these ‘fintech’ (financial technology) developments and issues warrant teaching about.