An integrated approach
Consumer and financial literacy has been taught effectively
using an integrated approach across the curriculum in the areas of
mathematics, English, science, ICT, civics and citizenship, and
studies of society and the environment.
With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum there are
renewed opportunities to incorporate consumer and financial
literacy across learning areas in ways that students find relevant,
interesting, challenging and motivating.
This section features some examples of the ways some teachers
and schools have introduced consumer and financial literacy into
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This section features some examples of the ways some primary
teachers and schools have introduced consumer and financial
literacy into their programs.
At Surfer's Paradise State School, Jeff Licence introduces Year
2 students to the topic of merchandising. His aim is for
children to understand that films and other forms of entertainment
repackage their characters as 'merchandising' to increase profit
for the investors and to increase the lifespan of their creations.
Students develop understanding about the connections between what
they buy and how they are influenced by advertisers.
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This section illustrates some of the ways secondary teachers and
schools have introduced consumer and financial literacy into the
Last updated: 07 Aug 2012