MoneySmart Teaching is a comprehensive strategy to develop consumer and financial literacy capabilities in young Australians. The strategy builds teacher capacity, both professionally and personally, enabling them to teach young people about money.
MoneySmart Teaching uses real life financial contexts for learning. It focuses on developing knowledge and skills, recognising that people’s knowledge requirements will change over time according to their life stage.
Through MoneySmart Teaching young people will be taught how to:
- understand the language of money and navigate the consumer and financial landscape
- plan the management of their finances in order to spend, save, donate and invest wisely
- understand risk and reward and exercise consumer rights and responsibilities
- develop a range of enterprising behaviours.
The MoneySmart Teaching Primary/Secondary packages include:
Teacher guide - general information to put the package into context and advice on using the package.
Facilitator guide – outlines a series of three teacher workshops and one parent/carer workshop that can be adapted for use with staff in schools.
MoneySmart units of work-
Primary: a suite of eleven standalone, complete units of work for Kindergarten to Year 6. Five integrated units for English, science and mathematics, six mathematics (Years 1-6) specific units and an enterprise case study.
Secondary a suite of eight standalone units of work – Mathematics for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, Science for Years 7 and 8 and English for years 9 and 10.
Online and digital resources - support for the units of work and teacher professional learning.
Resources for parents and carers.
24 August 2015 Edit: 24 August 2015