Curriculum Taking and Curriculum Making? Educational context and financial literacy teaching in Sweden
The aim of this article is to explore how experienced and novice Swedish social studies teachers form their financial literacy aims since they teach financial literacy without having any formal financial literacy training. This leaves both educational aims as well as teaching practice regarding financial literacy unresolved. Using teacher interviews, this article investigates how experienced and novice teachers use competencies beside content and pedagogical knowledge when planning and executing their financial literacy teaching in social studies. This knowledge is referred to as knowledge of context. Findings suggest that experienced teachers do not consult syllabus in an elaborate manner, instead they adapt their teaching in relation to educational programme, students’ age and life-world. Novice teachers, however, teach according to syllabus and do so consistently regardless of which students they teach.