USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 8 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Peer Financial Counseling to Promote Financial Literacy

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Penelope Lyman, Katie Simmons

This presentation will demonstrate that college students are very receptive to being taught by their peers and are likely to change their behavior after learning how to manage their finances responsibly. The presentation should appeal to conference members interested in an innovative approach to student engagement. Since 2005, student members of Enactus, the business club at the University of North Georgia (UNG), have participated in the Peer Financial Counseling Program developed by the University of Georgia's Department of Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics. Student educators are prepared to teach modules on credit and debt, identity theft, budgeting, and student loans. Post-presentation surveys indicate that peer education has a positive impact on the student audience's perception of the importance of responsible financial management and behavioral intentions.

Wednesday April 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Room J

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