Carly Sawatzki

Carly Sawatzki

Teacher, teacher educator and consultant

Carly Sawatzki is interested in how young people become financially capable within families, communities and schools. She has more than 15 years of experience in primary and secondary school teaching and pre-service teacher education across mathematics and humanities curriculum and pedagogy. Carly has published in prestigious international journals and led curriculum and research consultancies for Australian government agencies. She is regularly engaged by teacher associations to present professional learning and provides expert commentary for The Conversation, EduResearch Matters, EducationHQ and ABC Radio.

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Strengthening your school’s approach to financial education
Strengthening your school’s approach to financial education

Several states have banned financial institutions from delivering banking and branded education programs in schools, paving the way for school-led programs free from commercial interests. In today’s reader submission Carly Sawatzki, Jill Brown, and Peter Saffin outline some guiding criteria to help schools consider ways to strengthen their financial education programs.

Real life numeracy contexts – the spark to ignite mathematics learning
Real life numeracy contexts – the spark to ignite mathematics learning

‘Our strong recommendation is to get creative and put real life contexts front and centre of your lessons, making mathematics relevant, engaging and meaningful…’ Justine Sakurai, Carly Sawatzki and Dave Tout discuss contextualised teaching and learning of mathematics through the exploration of six numeracy contexts, and provide several examples of what this could look like in the classroom.

Supporting critical numeracy and maths skills in teaching and learning
Supporting critical numeracy and maths skills in teaching and learning

In today’s article, Dave Tout, Justine Sakurai and Carly Sawatzki discuss numeracy and its relationship with mathematics, and the importance of real-world contexts. They’ll also share a problem-solving cycle to help students develop their skills, and a classroom example of health numeracy, using trampolining as a focus for mathematical investigation.