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Financial Capability Education, Recession and the Credit Crunch

16th June 2009, 9.30 - 16.00, Ramphal Building
The purpose of this seminar is to bring together practitioners, policy makers and academics to review the purpose and practice of financial capability education in the light of recent economic developments. Financial capability education forms a strand within both the primary and secondary curriculum in England. It aims to develop both an understanding of financial matters and a capacity for successful decision making, in particular with respect to personal financial matters.

This seminar will explore, in the light of the credit crunch and the current recession:

  • What learners need to know and understand and be capable of financially
  • How these capabilities can be developed
  • Attitudes and values in relation to the financial behaviour of young people, their families and institutions
  • How financial capability education fits into the broader curriculum for 5-19 year olds and how it connects with broader issues about financial capability outside of education
  • What support and resources are available and might be needed to support financial capability education
  • How financial capability education should be understood

The seminar will be of interest to:

  • teachers and consultants who specialise in financial capability education
  • policy makers, support agencies and trainers who shape and support this part of the curriculum
  • academics with an interest in understanding the role of financial education within society and the economy.

This event forms part of the University’s Festival of the Social Sciences week.

The seminar includes high level contributions from the Financial Services Authority (FSA), pfeg, University of Warwick, QCA, Ofsted and practising teachers. The seminar will begin with an Introduction and Welcome from Professor Richard Higgott (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick)

Registration is necessary. Full rate including lunch: £60, Discounted rate: £40 (Affiliates of CEI; members of CEI’s Excellence Partnership; Warwick Partnership schools and colleges). No charge for university members. To register please contact Lynnette Reveley, Conference and Seminar Administrator, at l.reveley@warwick.ac.uk or on 024765 72624.