Dr Carly Sawatzki
Carly Sawatzki is interested in how young people become financially capable within families, schools and communities.
She is rapidly gaining national and international recognition for her research, which focuses on the teaching of humanities, mathematics and numeracy in consumer, economic, and financial contexts (i.e., financial capability / financial literacy / money and financial mathematics).
Her other research interests include curriculum innovation; mathematics and numeracy task design; mathematical problem-solving in real world contexts; and pedagogical coaching to enhance teaching and learning.
Financial literacy programs taught in schools are exposed as value-ridden, flawed & totally inadequate
Most of what is taught and learned in financial literacy programs in schools reflects middle class values and a conservative ideology about the role of government and individuals in achieving economic prosperity. The COVID-19 pandemic is now disrupting this thinking.