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Financial literacy programs taught in schools are exposed as value-ridden, flawed & totally inadequate

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the very idea of financial literacy.

Posted by Dr. Carly Sawatzki on June 1, 2020.


Don’t trust banks to teach financial literacy to children. Here are some teacher insights

For generations, schools, teachers and parents around Australia have relied on the finance industry for money-related expertise and education for our children. We now know that our trust was misguided.

Posted by Dr. Carly Sawatzki on March 20, 2020.


Inquiry vs direct teaching for interdisciplinary STEM

By Russell Tytler, Chair of Science Education Current advocacy of STEM represents a reform movement to increase engagement of students with the STEM disciplines (Marginson, Tytler, Freeman & Roberts, 2013), and to develop ‘STEM skills’ that will pr …

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Posted by Prof. Russell Tytler on August 9, 2019.


What can we do about the phenomenon of teaching out-of-field?

By Associate Professor Linda Hobbs, Deakin University Originally Posted on the ASERA website: https://www.asera.org.au/news/discussion-piece-what-can-we-do-about-phenomenon-teaching-out-field Teaching out-of-field is a contentious practice in most Aust …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on July 16, 2019.