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Financial capability in the curriculum

Financial capability is highlighted in The New Zealand Curriculum as an example of the type of theme that schools could use for effective cross-curricular teaching and learning programmes.

Links between learning areas should be explored. This can lead, for example, to units of work or broad programmes designed to develop students’ financial capability, positioning them to make well-informed financial decisions throughout their lives.

The New Zealand Curriculum, pg 39

Published on: 20 Nov 2013


Word 2007 icon. Development of the Financial Capability Progressions (Word 2007, 83 KB)

The financial capability progressions inform effective school-based curriculum design and implementation of financial capability learning programmes. 

This document explains the rationale behind the design of the new materials and evidence that informed the new progressions.