Overview of the programme
Guided by teachers and students, the content has now been
completely updated. The new website is even easier to navigate, and
there are many new videos and interactive activities to suit
different ages, abilities and learning styles, including those
students with additional or special needs.
The content is divided into four modules:
Each module is a complete 'unit' in its own right. Within each
module a series of interactive activities leads the students
through all the main elements of personal financial management.
To enable schools and teaching groups to use the resource
flexibly to fit their timetable arrangements, each module has been
further divided into topics. These topics follow a logical pathway,
but can also be used as 'one-offs', for example if you are focusing
on budgeting or account application procedures.
Students discuss the issues raised in the videos that accompany
each module, explore a virtual bank, interact with real-life
financial scenarios, practise filling in forms and other paper
work, problem-solve and think about the sorts of life choices they
may make and what the financial implications might be. They can
even find out the costs involved in setting up a business and the
key role that money plays in any new enterprise.
The MoneySense programme covers such basics as how to open a
bank account, how to manage money on a day-to-day basis, budgeting
and how to run a business. Using the web and the classroom, the
programme provides teachers with stimulating, easy to use lesson
plans, activities and resources which all fit in with the
MoneySense for Schools supports teaching and learning in:
- PSHE/PSE and financial capability
- Maths and numeracy
- Business and enterprise
Alongside this interactive online resource, the programme can
also offer additional support for teachers wishing to offer their
students the opportunity to learn about personal financial
management. Members of the MoneySense team may be available to
guide schools through an initial planning stage and to work in
partnership with teachers to deliver the modules.