Economics + Mathematics = Financial Capability

A professional learning series for teachers

Would you like to boost your knowledge and confidence for teaching economics and finance topics in Year 7-10?

This course aims to challenge what it means to be financially capable and promote research-informed teaching ideas and strategies.

  • Designed by leading education scholars
  • Study online with independent, live and small-group activities from the comfort of your home or school.
  • Supported by current, topical classroom teaching ideas and resources
  • Aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • The option to be assessed for the award of a DeakinCo Professional Practice Credential.

Program overview

We will explore financial trends, problems and issues that matter to young people.

1. Curriculum and pedagogy for developing financial capabilityWednesday 2 June 4pm – 5:30pm AEST
2. Teenage tap n goWednesday 16 June 4pm – 5:30pm AEST
3. All fun and games? A focus on music, entertainment and gaming subscriptionsWednesday 21 July 4pm – 5:30pm AEST
4. The real cost of buying now and paying laterWednesday 04 August 4pm – 5:30pm AEST
5. Climate-conscious consumption: A focus on renewable energyWednesday 18 August 4pm – 5:30pm AEST
6. Climate-conscious consumption: A focus on new fashion trendsWednesday 1 September 4pm – 5:30pm AEST

Registration details

Full fee $350

BEA Affiliate members receive a 20% discount.

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About the program presenters and partners

Carly Sawatzki and Jill Brown are internationally recognised for their learning task design and approach to creating quality opportunities for teachers and students to learn. They have extensive experience in teacher education and leading curriculum and research consultancies for government agencies.

Deakin University has received funding from the Ecstra Foundation and is working in partnership with The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Business Educators Australasia (BEA), The Victorian Commercial Teachers Association (VCTA) and The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV).

This project has received Deakin University ethics approval (Reference Number: HAE-21-043).