The future briefs are designed to be used as a problem-solving, group learning experience. Teachers can choose to use them as a one-off lesson to develop students’ problem-solving skills, and creative and critical thinking.
The process of undertaking the future briefs will make students aware of their values, thinking, skills, and behaviours about money/moni, financial identity, sustainability, and 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.
Each future brief is accompanied by a sound file, for greater accessibility to the material for all students.
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 also available as a podcast.
Once the students have decided on their group 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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