Title

Enhancing Financial Literacy in Children 5–12 years old using Authentic Learning within a School Market Garden Programme

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2022

Early Online Version

11-26-2020

Journal

Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education

Volume Number

50

Issue Number

3

Page Numbers

361-374

ISSN

1475-7575

Embargo Period

7-6-2022

ANZSRC / FoR Code

1303 SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION| 1399 OTHER EDUCATION

ANZSRC / FoR Code

3903 Education systems

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

This research aims to contribute to the literature on embedding financial literacies in a school market garden programme. It seeks to do this by using one school market gardening programme in an Australian primary education setting as a case study, exploring its role and perceived benefits in developing financial literacies in students. This research utilised a qualitative research design, adopting semi-structured interviews to allow for emerging ideas, focus groups involving parents, student cohorts and garden volunteers, and participant observation to enhance data collection for triangulation. The results show that students involved in the market garden programme had positive experiences relating to their learning of financial literacies. This article proposes several recommendations that may further develop the financial literacy learning outcomes of students. These recommendations are grouped into two main themes: (1) involving students more in the management of the programme, and (2) improved record keeping.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2020.1851741

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