IMPACT OF TEACHER TRAINING

The ‘What Works for Financial Education’ project aims to ascertain to what extent training teachers to plan and deliver financial education impacts on the financial capability of the young people they teach. The project focuses specifically on post-16 learners (KS5) and their teachers in schools in England.

Overview

 

As part of the What Works Fund, the Money Advice Service funded a project which aims to ascertain to what extent training teachers to plan and deliver financial education impacts on the financial capability of the young people they teach.

 

The project was evaluated by the University of Edinburgh and focused specifically on post-16 learners (KS5) and their teachers in schools in England only. The intervention consisted of Young Money’s teacher training in the following five themes:  Fraud and identity theft; Financial planning and budgeting; Financial implications of work; Seeking financial advice; Choosing financial products.

 

The key outcomes of the project were to develop teacher confidence in teaching financial education in addition to developing their pedagogical practise but also increase the financial capability of students.  This evaluation received an extension in September 2018 to identify the extent to which these outcomes have been sustained since the first stage of the project was completed.

 

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