Teaching and learning resources (see also “Resources and pedagogic materials” in Chapter 2)

Most frameworks provide links to resources to support the teaching of financial education, most commonly in the form of web-based links. In some cases, the resources have not been developed specifically to support the implementation of the framework but are pre-existing resources that are considered relevant. Brazil is an exception in which teachers’ books were especially developed for the pilot project. The Australian, English and Jump$tart frameworks provide guidance about selecting effective resources with the English 2008 and Jump$tart frameworks referring to specific quality assurance guidelines.

The Australian and English 2008 frameworks provide advice about working with external contributors from the finance and business communities and the importance of ensuring that there is no promotion of financial products or services. In Australia, teachers are also supported by a dedicated website (www.teaching.moneysmart.gov.au) which provides curriculum links, case studies and examples, divided by year level, learning area, audience and resource type, as well as links to state and territory financial literacy portals and a list of quality endorsed resources.

The South African framework recommends the use of textbooks and booklets developed by the FSBSA in co-ordination with the financial services sector and available in schools in print format with CD-Rom support. Financial institutions are deeply involved in the development of resources.

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