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Dr Carly Sawatzki

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


Latest Research

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

Teacher Podcast

In this interview for Teacher Magazine's Research Files, Carly shares insights into the Economics + Maths = Financial Capability project’s key findings and explains what school leaders and teachers can do to prepare financially capable young people.


How to Strengthen School Programs

In Australia, several states and territories have banned bank branded financial education in schools, paving the way for school-led programs free from commercial interests. However, there is a growing number of providers pitching "solutions" to school leaders and teachers. This article outlines some guiding criteria to help school leaders strengthen their financial education programs.

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