Education Queensland recognises the need for Queensland students to be responsible consumers and financially literate. Consumer and financial literacy is a cross-curricular area of learning and includes the teaching of concepts relating to consumerism as well as financial matters.
The rationale for financial literacy is identified in the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework (MCEETYA, 2005). The framework is designed to guide States and Territories in the development of curriculum and support materials. It divides Consumer and Financial Literacy into the following four dimensions: Knowledge and Understanding; Competence; Enterprise; and Responsibility.
This webpage provides links to a range of resources to support Queensland teachers to include Consumer and Financial Literacy across the curriculum.
Schools should provide children and young people with opportunities to explore, engage with and discuss financial contexts which are relevant to them through authentic learning experiences.
Concepts relating to Consumer and Financial Literacy are covered within the QCAR Essential Learnings. The Consumer and Financial Literacy gateway on the Learning Place provides a range of unit plans and activities for teaching Consumer and Financial Literacy across year levels and KLAs.
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