|Creators:||Jiwa, Salim and Lavelle, Dawn|
|Group or Collective Creators:||Real Time Media|
Future Finance is interactive software developed on behalf of the National Offenders Management Service.
The Reducing Re-offending by Ex Prisoners Report (2002) identified that 48% of prisoners have a history of financial debt. The Home Office brief was to develop ideas contained within the report, Action on Debt (2004), to increase financial competency amongst prisoners before re-settlement in the community. The Social Inclusion Unit (2002) included among its findings the lack of suitably designed learning provision for prisoners with negative experiences of formal education”.
The user group characteristics of the prison community with respect to financial literacy and skills and learning delivery provides strong support for the paradigm of experiential learning, its theoretical perspectives and its practical interpretation through the alternative instruction medium of simulation gaming. By contextualising the inter-relatedness of personal finance, Future Finances raises awareness and teaches skills in the costs of day-to-day living, the need for careful budgeting and the importance of balancing leisure, work and other commitments. Users learn that decisions have an effect on each other and that financial competency is an element in the furthering of personal goals. The user group characteristics informed the design conceptualisation of Future Finances.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)|
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|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
|Date:||03 July 2006|
|Event Location:||St Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics, St Petersburg, Russia|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2009 23:20|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2010 09:12|