Knowing Growing Showing
Knowing Growing Showing is a financial literacy
resource for teachers to support authentic and meaningful learning
for Indigenous students. The term 'Indigenous'
respectfully refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
What is Knowing Growing
Knowing Growing Showing supports teachers to engage
students in consumer and financial literacy by connecting with, and
building upon, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and
community values, histories, world views and lived experiences.
The resource is aligned to the Australian Curriculum, and
provides a flexible approach to teaching and learning allowing
teachers to meet students' differing needs as well as offering
opportunities for extension.
This resourse is intended to be used as a starting point
to generate teaching and learning opportunities that are relevant,
authentic and reflect students' cultural and community contexts and
individual learning needs. It can also be used with students with
English as an additional language.
Video: Introducing Knowing Growing Showing
Video about Knowing Growing Showing
Tony Dreise, Principal Research Fellow for Indigenous Education
(ACER) introduces Knowing Growing Showing and explains the
benefits of the resource.
Knowing Growing Showing has been developed by ASIC in
partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research
(ACER) Indigenous Education team. ASIC and ACER would like to thank
the staff at The Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community
School (The Murri School), Brisbane; Salisbury State School,
Brisbane; Marrara Christian College, Darwin; and key stakeholders
including Education departments across the states and territories
who provided expertise and advice that greatly contributed to the
development of this resource.
The resource has been developed in three learning
stages (Knowing, Growing, Showing)
What is money
An introductory learning stage where students
engage with the basics of money and develop a foundational
understanding of consumer and financial literacy.
Money, you and community
An intermediate stage, where students learn
more about the different forms that money can take, develop an
awareness of their rights and responsibilities as consumers and
develop skills in making smart choices with money.
Money and enterprise
An intensive learning stage, where students
engage in applied learning and demonstrate their financial literacy
skills through projects, events, and understanding enterprise.
The Key concept
diagram shows the concepts covered in the units in the
Knowing Growing Showing stages.
Each learning stage includes guiding
ideas that support each stage of learning in a
way that is meaningful and empowering for Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander students and scene setting
scenarios teachers can adapt to suit the learning
needs of their students. Each unit provides focus
questions for teachers to initiate conversations with
students around key concepts about money and finances.
There is a strong demand for resources aligned to the Australian
Curriculum to support Indigenous learners and their teachers,
particularly consumer and financial literacy education
Knowing Growing Showing is a resource developed to meet that
demand. To ensure the resource met the needs of Indigenous learners
and their teachers, a detailed literature review was undertaken to
identify best practice pedagogies and provide a strong evidence
base for the development of the resource.
Three documents are provided for educators to gain further
insight into the research supporting the development of Knowing
Growing Showing. These documents are:
Professional development course: How
to teach Indigenous students about money (Knowing Growing
This Knowing Growing Showing resource is supported by a
free online professional development (PD)
course which provides opportunities for participants
to gain a deeper understanding of how to use this resource.
The PD course is intended for teachers, pre-service teachers and
other school staff of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
students, or those who wish to learn more about teaching and
learning strategies for consumer and financial literacy education
in an Indigenous context.
Teaching Indigenous students about money (Knowing Growing
Showing) PD course.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2019