Nowadays, educators attempt to include a wide range of educational fields in the in the compulsory school program of primary / basic education. Although the school program includes a wide range of studying material but the “financial literary” doesn’t render as a basic lesson in the curriculum of primary or secondary education.
The development of economic skills is a priority οf EU Agendas, and OECD recommendations. According to recent surveys of ‘PISA’ assessments have shown that students are not familiarized with the use of money in their everyday life and understand financial issues in order to deal with financial transactions.
The proFILES include 8 partners (OTB Europe, Center for Social Innovation, VAEV, XENIOS POLIS, ACCION LABORAL, CID, RESET, STIMMULI) from 6 countries (Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain).
The project aims to change and improve the levels of financial literacy of students in primary education, by training them on a series of important issues such as:
‘The impact of interest’
‘Staying savvy by saving’
‘The Credit-Debt roller coaster’
‘Identity theft issues and safety’, etc.
The goal of this program is twofold:
1. the promotion of the financial education among school curriculums in the European territory
2. the use of New Technologies in the methodological and pedagogical approach.
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