Title: Learn to teach and learn from teaching: teacher's experiences with programs focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship education

Authors: Trine Hove Langdal; Vegard Johansen; Astrid Margrethe Sølvberg

Addresses: Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 7049, Trondheim, Norway ' Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 7049, Trondheim, Norway ' Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 7049, Trondheim, Norway

Abstract: The purpose of this paper was to explore schoolteachers' experiences with learning to teach educational programs about financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Twelve teachers in primary school and lower secondary school were interviewed about their experiences teaching the Junior Achievement programs JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. In the thematic analysis of the interviews three themes were developed. First, teacher training sessions offered a structured preparation to teach the programs. Second, discussing and sharing knowledge with other teachers were an important source of learning. Third, getting hands-on practice with teaching the programs in the classroom helped the teachers learn through experience. Lack of time appeared to restrict opportunities to learn how to teach the programs. The findings from the study could help schools and support organisations to facilitate teachers' learning process when implementing financial literacy and entrepreneurship topics in basic education.

Keywords: teachers' learning; workplace learning; financial literacy; entrepreneurship education; junior achievement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2022.10049526

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2022 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.145 - 161

Received: 19 Oct 2021
Accepted: 19 Jan 2022

Published online: 09 Sep 2022 *

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