Dr Carly Sawatzki
Carly is a teacher educator and educational researcher at Deakin University.
She interested in how young people become numerate and financially capable within families, schools and communities.
Carly 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.
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.