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Insights on mathematics and numeracy curriculum


Sakurai, J., Sawatzki, C. & Tout, D. October 7, 2021. Real life numeracy contexts - the spark to ignite mathematics learning. Teacher.

Tout, D., Sakurai, J. & Sawatzki, C. September 13, 2021. Supporting critical numeracy and maths skills in teaching and learning. Teacher.

Brown, J. & Sawatzki, C. August 11, 2021. Which maths subject should I take in Years 11 and 12? Here's what you need to know. The Conversation.

Insights on financial education at school

Sawatzki, C., Brown, J. & Saffin, P. November 18, 2021. Strengthening your school's approach to financial education. Teacher.

Saffin, P., Sawatzki, C. & Brown, J. November 7, 2021. Time's ripe for financial literacy students can bank on. The Age.

Sawatzki, C. & Brown, J. June 28, 2021. Sure, follow the money, but think first. AARE EduResearch Matters.

Sawatzki, C. February 8, 2021. We can do better: 8 ways to reinvigorate your economics and finance program. EducationHQ.

Sawatzki, C. May 18, 2020. Financial literacy programs taught in schools are exposed as value-ridden, flawed & totally inadequateAARE EduResearch Matters.

Sawatzki, C. September 23, 2019. Don’t trust banks to teach financial literacy to children. Here are some teacher insightsAARE EduResearch Matters.

​Sawatzki, C. & Blue, L. March 21, 2018. Consumers need critical thinking to fend off banks’ bad behaviour.The Conversation.

Ballantyne, R. October 10, 2017. The benefits of financial literacy for primary studentsThe Educator.

ABC Radio National Drive, Interview on the topic “Australian teenagers are getting worse at dealing with money” May 26, 2017.

Sawatzki, C. May 26, 2017. Why is Australian 15 year olds’ financial literacy declining? The Conversation.

Sawatzki, C. & Blue, L. November 1, 2016. Should banks play a role in teaching kids about how to manage money effectivelyThe Conversation

Sawatzki, C. May 17, 2016. Cutting through political spin requires a new approach to financial literacyThe Conversation.


Insights for parents

Sawatzki, C. October 24, 2017. How to teach your kids to think more critically about moneyThe Conversation.

Rose, T. October 11, 2017. Money on the mind. Herald Sun Kids News.