Knowing Growing Showing
Knowing Growing Showing is a financial literacy
resource for teachers to support authentic and meaningful learning
for Indigenous students.
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 for teachers
to meet students where they are in their learning as well as
offering opportunities for extension.
The resource has been developed in three learning
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
Knowing Growing Showing can be adapted for use with cultural
groups other than Indigenous Australians.
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 term 'Indigenous' respectfully refers to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Knowing - what is
money is an introductory learning stage where
students engage with the basics of money and develop a foundational
understanding of consumer and financial literacy.
Growing - money, you and
community is 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
Showing - money and
enterprise is an intensive learning stage,
where students engage in applied learning and demonstrate their
financial literacy skills through projects, events, and
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:
Online Module: Using Knowing Growing
The Knowing Growing Showing resource is supported by an online
professional development module. The module provides opportunities
for participants to gain a deeper understanding of the Knowing
Growing Showing resource.
The Using Knowing Growing Showing module 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.
Last updated: 01 Sep 2017