teaching experience. I thought I would use my teaching skills and experiences to write books for children that explain complicated financial concepts through children's stories. I know we can teach these concepts (which, traditionally, are discussed in college level course-e.g inflation, deflation, risk & return, identity theft etc) to our elementary age school children if we couch these concepts in their daily experiences and in the form of chidlren's stories.
I believe in teaching them early on so that we don't have a repeat of the financial mess we are in..If we can teach our children to look both sides while crossing a street, or to not run with scissors, etc, then we should be able to teach them key financial principles that they can carry all their lives. Why not teach them how to be financially healthy, in addition to being physically healthy?
I look forward to interacting you.
PS: I met Steve Hargadon at a recent CUE conference and have followed him since.…
community development, teachers and community change agents, learning theories and methods with social change theories and methods, etc. A great and promising challenge. I would like to participate in it.
Somehow I have already been part of this conversation and experience for some years. Even if we have in Latinamerica some experience with Paulo Freire, Ivan Illich and others on popular and critical education, and with Orlando Fals-Borda and others on participatory action research, the linkage between both currents has not been easy. The school and University involvement on community based research and development has been difficult; change agents involvement with School and University work and transformation has also been difficult. Politics, policies, socio-economics, ideological debates and more are just some ingredients for a difficult interdisciplinary process. I would like to follow the British and other European experiences.
Just to facilitate our own learning and change conversations, I have organized a 30+ cluster of groups and resources at Twine covering different related domains. Please have a look if some may be useful for your purposes or add some resources from your own experience.
Social Learning Networks
Learning Theories and Methods
Local Community Development
Looking forward for a conversation, best wishes to you