Enriching our proposal, we go one step further with the incorporation of a new subject “professions“. A subject with the curricular content which adds arts and professions. It is a practical way to introduce our students to the complexity of the world around them, developing skills, acquiring economical concepts and challenging creativity.
¿What is Financial Education?
Financial Education includes both the knowledge of the concepts and the capacity of using this knowledge to make financial decisions
At Eleven School, we consider vital to start developing skills in economical aspects from early stages. It is about to prepare them to live tomorrow´s future independently, therefore they can understand the complex economic context which surrounds them. They can also participate actively in it, knowing how to deal with this environment and making clever decisions.
A proper financial education will allow them to adopt a critical attitude and acquire a greater analytical capacity. In this way, they will learn how to plan, save money in a long-term and manage their investments and expenses efficiently, thus, achieving their personal objectives as well as their well-being.
Moreover, this year, families will involve in this process of learning. We will offer families several tools, so that they can contribute in the financial education of their children. At the same time, they can work their own skills, though.
¿Why do we choose Financial Education?
The importance of financial competency is recognised increasingly all over the world. The decision to include within the curriculum, is to attend to different factors such as:
- Economic decisions about the future, which are more complex. Children will have to face economic decisions, which imply a greater challenge then in the past, considering the complexity of the current financial market.
- A greater number of financial risks. Probably, they will have to assume financial risks frequently. Among other factors, we must keep in mind, the increase life expectancy and its consequences.
- They are active consumers. Nowadays, there are plenty of youngsters who make decisions, which have an effect on their economy, being exposed to advertising campaigns. consequently, they are service consumers such as making payments by bank accounts, credit cards, games and so on.
- On balance, a good education in terms of financing, let us cope with as well as control their finances, and to have a good planification of their own savings and investments for a life and their future quality retirement.
Eleven School has an enriching curricular subject called “Professions”, with an own program where real gurus of various fields and economists approach adult´s world to comprehension and learning of children
Its main aim is to provide them with tools and the necessary information, so that they go thoroughly analysing the current complexity and they can also settle the basis for their following immersion in it