Adult education and Numeracy&Finance
What are the real needs for numeracy and financial literacy education for adults?
Managing money: Challenges and solutions
What kind of challenges do adults face in terms of money management and what are the best ways to improve financial skills? Three experts from organisations working against over-indebtedness share their views.
How to lie with statistics
Statistics are used for clarifying big data and making it more comprehensible. They can also be used in misleading ways, either by accident or in order to influence us. Do we actually understand statistics and the numbers behind all the news?
Shame is not a good place to start learning
What comes to mind if you think about numeracy or financial skills? For too many people, the strongest feeling is shame. The text is an editorial written for issue 3/2020 on Adult Education and Numeracy & Finance.
Why is it so hard to make rational decisions about money?
Psychology is an important dimension of financial literacy. Subconscious emotions such as shame, fear and pleasure always play into our relationship with money.
Lack of understandable economics widens existing inequalities
Digital and financial literacy are widely accepted as fundamental skills for everybody. Why not add economic literacy to that list? The text is a column written for issue 3/2020 on Adult Education and Numeracy & Finance.
When numbers are a foreign language
Dyscalculia is a specific but not yet extensively researched difficulty in understanding numbers. Having faced difficulties with maths for most of their lives, dyscalculic adult learners might have lost motivation in the subject, making it hard to find the right support.
Increasing financial literacy during the pandemic essential for India’s recovery
In Indian megacities millions of people have no access to banking services due to lack of knowledge or technology. Lack of universal education plays a big part.
The real numeracy needs of 21st century are neglected
Generic numeracy training is rarely interesting or helpful for most adults, researchers claim. Instead, adult education should help people to critically evaluate the structures behind our data-driven world.
Beliefs matter in numeracy education
Beliefs in adult education should be studied more, says researcher Sonja Beeli. Personal learning histories and specific incidents strongly influence someone’s view of mathematics – and this applies to teachers too.
Tackling under-representation in economics
Economists wield significant influence over the ideas and policies determining how our lives and our societies will change. To benefit all of society, economics must aim for more diversity. The text is an essay written for issue 3/2020 on Adult Education and Numeracy & Finance.