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Curriculum frameworks, Financial literacy, Aboriginal students, Torres Strait Islander students, Aboriginal knowledge, Numeracy, Mathematics, Evidence based practice, Curriculum materials, Teaching effectiveness, Literature reviews


This research was made possible through a partnership between the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Council for Educational Research. ACER gratefully acknowledges ASIC’s contribution. More information about the Knowing Growing Showing program and resources is available here:


This framework document underpins Knowing Growing Showing, a suite of teaching, learning and assessment material to support teachers to tailor and customise the delivery of consumer and financial literacy to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners from early schooling to secondary schooling.

Knowing Growing Showing draws upon the literature and evidence in Indigenous consumer and financial literacy and education and then translates it into advice to facilitate culturally responsive and effective teachers of Indigenous learners. The research provides the foundation from which Knowing Growing Showing resources (lesson guides, assessment advice, and teaching material) have been devised. More specifically, it provides teachers with an overview, advice and guidance regarding:

  1. WHAT? What is Knowing Growing Showing: explaining the resources in a nutshell.
  2. WHY? The Context: why financial and consumer literacy is important in Indigenous contexts.
  3. WHO? The Learners: understanding Indigenous learners.
  4. HOW? The Teaching: a guide to teaching and assessing Indigenous learners in consumer and financial literacy.

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Sydney NSW


Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)