Project: Attitudes to money
Students develop and implement a strategy to raise awareness amongst an audience beyond the classroom about attitudes to money.
Depending on your class the project may involve some of the following elements:
- Divide the class into small teams and allocate responsibilities as required.
- Adapt the Lesson 6: Homework Task (Student Worksheet: My attitude to money – survey) as required, for example, either changing the wording of questions or deleting or adding new questions.
NOTE: take intended survey sample into account when adapting the questionnaire.
- Administer the survey beyond the classroom (for example, to classmates in the same year group or to all students in the school, family/friends etc).
- Gather and analyse survey results.
- Drawing on survey results devise a strategy for getting information or a message out to an audience beyond the class. Students should be as specific as possible in their goals – who, what, where, when, which, why.
NOTE: the awareness raising strategy should include presentation of key survey results and tips.
Class discusses what worked well; what did not work well; what they learned; what would they do differently etc.
At the conclusion of their Attitudes to money project each student should reflect on the experience, using written, audio, visual or digital format. Student reflections should include:
- A summary of information they have learned
- Reflection on skills they have developed
- A record of particular insights they have gained
- Questions with which they are still left
- Reflection on what they have learned from this and what it means for their own lives or for the future
Students are required to complete at least three projects relating to different sections of the course and must create a Project Record for one action taken during the short course.
[NB: work completed in First Year cannot be submitted for certification].
If students decide to produce a Project Record for the attitudes to money project they can do so in written, audio, visual or digital form. Regardless of the format chosen, students should ensure that their individual Project Record communicates:
- Why I chose this project
- What the aims of my project were and what means I chose to achieve the aims
- How I sourced and used research
- How I worked with others in carrying out the project activities
- How I organised and managed myself
- Key moments or milestones
- Any challenges I encountered
- Evidence of my individual participation in the project activities
- My overall reflections on what I have learned through planning and participating in the project activities
- What I/ we achieved