Thursday, 23 September 2010

DARE Video 11: Robert Geddis on financial literacy and Paying For It

Robert Geddis (Project Officer Economic Citizenship at the Citizenship Foundation in London) explains Paying for It, an economic citizenship education programme run in partnership with Aviva UK. The programme includes free teachers' resources, free teacher training, the Chance to be Chancellor competition, and an employee volunteering programme for Aviva staff.

As dividing line between economic literacy and financial literacy, he emphasizes “that financial literacy deals with big issues such as what to do if you get into debt. Economic awareness would be more around why debt exists, what its function is in society – and questioning the purpose it serves from a social and moral point of view.”

Click below for the full interview!

This interview is part of a research project at the Citizenship Foundation) in London, conducted by Anne Stalfort (AdB Germany), and supported through the EU Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges).

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent education and participation charity that aims to encourage and enable individuals to engage in democratic society. Founded in 1989, its particular focus is on developing young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding of the law, democracy and public life. The Foundation does this by championing civic participation, supporting teachers and schools with the delivery of citizenship education and by working with young people in community-settings on issues that concern them.

For more interviews on citizenship education in the UK, click the following links:

DARE Video 10: Ruxandra Ratiu on concepts of citizenship education in England and Europe

DARE Video 12: Ade Sofola on youth participation and Youth Act

DARE Video 13: Jessica Garcia on legal literacy and the Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competetion

Check the full DARE video library here.