Our peer-to-peer Money Management Lessons showcased at Pfeg forum

Debt Advice Foundation’s ground-breaking financial education programme was one of a number of projects showcased at a forum of teachers, programme managers and funders organised by the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg).

The forum, held at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries at Staple Inn, London, gave attendees the chance to discuss different approaches to financial education.

Brian Souter, Debt Advice Foundation’s schools manager, commented: “Our presentation was well received by its audience and the group were quite intrigued with the concept of children teaching children teaching children. They supported the concept, and suggested that there was possibly more sustainability to their learning with this method of delivery.”

He said that the group were also impressed with the quality of the resources that had been produced by students over the last two years.  A number of issues were raised in the subsequent discussion, including evaluation of the programme, the development of individual case studies, and a study comparing the results of teacher delivery with peer to peer delivery.

He added: “These are certainly areas to develop in the programme – we are already working on evaluation. 

“It was particularly helpful to hear from this experienced group, and useful to gain an insight into the work that others are doing.”