There are three future briefs written as blog entries over a three-day time frame. These are designed to be used as a problem-solving, group learning experience. Teachers can choose to use one future brief as a one-off lesson or use all the briefs to further develop students’ problem-solving skills.
In the process they will make students aware of their values, thinking, skills, and behaviours about money, financial identity and financial capability.
The future briefs support a problem-based approach to learning. Some of the design elements for this future-focused thinking can be attributed to the future-focus principle of The New Zealand Curriculum.
Future brief 1: A decade of changing behaviours around money
Future brief 2: What are the social impacts of financial technology?
Future brief 3: What role does advertising play in the FinTech space?
Groups: Teams of four students (maximum)
Teacher: Start by reading the text aloud and clarify new vocabulary or terms. Work on next steps with students who need assistance with the text. The text is available as a podcast.
Ask each student to circle the issue they consider to be the biggest problem overall (one that if it was solved, would solve many of the other identified problems).
Students share their thinking with the group. The group can then decide on one main problem.
Ask each student to select the solution they think is the best and that which they think will have the biggest impact. Each member of the group then circles their best solution before voting for a group solution. If one solution does not win more votes than any of the others, the group can vote again.
Once students have decided on their solution, they need to consider it carefully and run it through a filter to clarify their thinking. They can draw a table and consider their selected solution using these prompts:
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