Dr Carly Sawatzki

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

 

Latest Research

Economics + Maths = Financial Capability

Preparing young people for modern financial life is tricky business.


My team's latest research shows investing in teacher knowledge pays dividends.

Read the Economics + Maths = Financial Capability Research Report to find out:

  • How the Australian Curriculum frames finance-related content

  • How educational research undertaken in Australia and overseas can inform future directions

  • What education professionals, teachers and students told us via surveys and interviews

  • The outcomes associated with Deakin University's bespoke course for teachers of Years 7-10

  • Our ambitious plan to modernise financial education at school

 
Family with Tablet

The Mathematical Association of Victoria recently hosted its Maths Talent Quest Award Ceremony. This was an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful finance-related investigations completed by primary and secondary school students. Watch Carly speak about finding opportunities to connect mathematics with young people's financial experiences within their families and communities. This initiative was supported by the Department of Education and Training Victoria.

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. It's time for a more holistic and modern vision.

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