DEC Scan Journal : Volume 36 Issue 1
2017 Volume 36, Issue 1 29 Contents Editorial Learning & teaching Research Share this Resource reviews MoneySmart Teaching resources Some of the highlights in 2016 of this have included Stage 2 students planning, budgeting, purchasing and preparing breakfast, and Kindergarten students conducting fundraising stalls. Additionally, we are incorporating and expanding current quality practice that can further enhance students’ financial literacy skills, for example regular market days, Kids in the Kitchen, in conjunction with the school canteen, and fete stalls. We have partnered with the Smith Family to provide financial education to parents. Learning continues During 2017 as part of my scholarship, I will visit Institutions and schools in Australia, the United States, Hong Kong and Shanghai. I will make observations and conduct interviews about their programs against set criteria. I will participate in 21st century teaching and learning conferences to develop my understanding of the latest research in preparing students for a successful financial future. My focus question is: What common criteria do successful early financial literacy programs exhibit and how can we ensure that these are emulated in all NSW primary schools? Further, it is my proposal to promote Narranga Public School as a demonstration school for excellence in financial literacy education and share our experiences and expertise throughout the Coffs Harbour district and potentially beyond. My aim is to take a lead role in advocating for financial literacy education at a school, regional and state level. Narranga Public School is only beginning on our journey to help prepare our students for their future. I have outlined three main areas that we have been involved in 2016, with collaboration being the key between all of them – our Instructional Leader model, integrating technology and financial literacy. A collaborative environment is essential for whole school team innovation and positive change. Innovation is not something that is done and ticked off, but a mindset. I look forward to being part of our team as our innovation continues in 2017 and beyond. References and further reading Blancato, C. 2012, ‘Assisting students to be Moneysmart’, Scan, vol.31, no. 4, pp 42-45, accessed 28 February 2017. MoneySmart Teaching resources, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), accessed 28 February 2017. MoneySmartAu 2016, ‘Making the connections – mathematics and consumer and financial literacy’, YouTube, accessed 28 February 2017. Moore, J 2016, ‘Teaching and learning - writing focus at Narranga Public School’, Filmpond, NSW Department of Education, accessed 28 February 2017. The National Financial Literacy Strategy 2014-17, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), accessed 28 February 2017.
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