Attitudes, beliefs, ethics, trust

Students analyse and discuss attitudes toward financial concepts and learning.

Hard work makes a difference

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This set of lessons provides an opportunity for secondary students to explore the concept of hard work in various contexts, learning from the experiences of others and considering the connections to their own futures.

It is not a secret. Hard work makes a difference to people’s lives. We don’t tend to teach the concept of ‘hard work’. We should. Teaching it explicitly will help students to understand more fully what hard work looks like and feels like in a range of contexts.

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Achieving success should have a financial dimension

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Success is not something normally taught as part of the curriculum, yet it is something that we recognise and honour when we see it achieved. As educators, we know success can be achieved in many ways and through many paths. Do our students?

This set of lessons includes activities that prompt students to discuss the concept of success generally, and also in the context of using money wisely, with a balanced awareness of self and others, home and community.

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Invest in yourself

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One of the first principles of learning is to invest in yourself. The more you know and understand yourself the more capable you will be in various parts of your life. This also applies to the financial capability context. This video encourages students to invest in their own financial capability.

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In tune with money

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow is based on a short article that encourages students to be financial learners, and not to be discouraged by the doom and gloom often portrayed in the media. No person will be a perfect financial decision-maker, but we should all should learn skills to make us better decision-makers.

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Goal setting is future thinking

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow is based on the need to encourage thinking and discussion about financial goal setting. While many students will have had many goal setting lessons, very few will have considered goal setting in a financial context.

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Layne Beachley: Wealth does not mean having a lot of money

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow introduced students to the financial learning perspectives of one of Australia's greatest female athletes Layne Beachley. Layne shares personal stories that relate to the importance of attitude, wealth perspectives, saving and investing, and a commitment to learning.

Layne is Director of the Aim for the Stars Foundation, created to inspire girls and women across Australia to dream and achieve. You can find out more and support the Foundation at: www.aimforthestars.com.au

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Interview: Everyone should have some financial education

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow is based on an interview of Gordon Wilkie, a financial analyst and current Chair of the Qld Young Finance Professionals Committee (FINSIA). Gordon shares his school and post-school experiences of financial life skills educaiton, and makes some financial learning recommendations for students while still in school.

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A question of trust

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow introduces students to concepts in trust and how they relate to the financial services industry. 

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Intelligence and wealth

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 1: This video slideshow introduces students to research that indicates there is no relationship between intelligence and wealth. The slideshow encourages students to consider the other factors that contribute towards a person's wealth position.

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Asking questions is the secret to managing money

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Teenfinca 2015 Issue 2: We constantly encourage students to ask questions in the classes we teach. Obviously, if students ask questions then they will receive answers that will improve their understanding of various concepts. This video encourages students to ask questions that relate to financial concepts. It provides examples of young people who are thinking financially by asking probing questions when it comes to banking, shopping, investing etc. (4:36)

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