Adult Learning Knowledge Centre (AdLKC)

AdLKC 2009 Annual Symposium: Keynote Speaker - Paul Cappon [Video - 29:50] (2009)

In this 30-minute video, Dr. Paul Cappon, president and CEO of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), presents the keynote address to the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre’s (AdLKC’s) fourth and final annual symposium, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June 2009.

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2011-09-23

Young Adults in the North Share Their Stories [Video - 3:08] (2008)

This video, about three minutes in length, focuses on a program in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to help young people improve their literacy skills and set goals for the future.

The program coordinator explains that her job was to create a 10-module literacy workshop aimed at young adults, between the ages of 15 and 29, who were not employed and not in school.

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2011-06-07

The Benefits of PLAR in Canadian Universities [Video - 3:24] (2008)

This brief video focuses on Canada-wide efforts to ensure the quality of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in the university setting.

The video includes interviews with some of the people involved in bringing together university representatives to discuss their concerns about PLAR and how to make sure that it is an academically reliable, rigorous process.

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2011-06-03

Adult Literacy Through Family Workshops [Video - 3:27] (2008)

This video, about three and a half minutes in length, focuses on a program that combines writing with reading to help both parents and young children advance their literacy skills.

The “Picture It, Publish It, Read It” program was developed by professors at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia and was piloted with a parents’ group in Yarmouth, in the southwest region of that province.

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2011-05-27

AdLKC 2009 Symposium: Linking Communities / Overcoming Barriers (2009)

This document offers an account of the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre’s (AdLKC’s) fourth and final annual symposium, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June 2009.

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2011-05-24

Challenging Literacy Prejudices Through Theatre [Video - 3:23] (2008)

This video, part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), focuses on a Montreal literacy group that uses theatre both to help people with low literacy skills express themselves and to raise awareness of the barriers and prejudices they face.

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2011-05-20

PLAR - Working to Reduce Poverty [Video - 3:49] (2009)

This video, part of a series produced by the Canadian Council on Learning, focuses on a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program undertaken in Newfoundland.

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2011-05-13

Seniors Learning [Video - 8:55] (2009)

This video, one of a series produced by the Canadian Council on Learning, focuses on the importance of seniors staying active physically, mentally and socially.

The video, about nine minutes long, includes some people who speak in French and others who speak in English. In each case, subtitles are provided.

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2011-05-06

Adult Education in the Fishing Industry [Video - 3:48] (2009)

This video, about four minutes in length, is part of a series prepared by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning.

The video focuses on a fishing village in the Magdalen Islands area of Quebec. Several fishers talk about the growing need for vocational training and upgrading in the fishing industry as equipment becomes more sophisticated and regulations more complicated.

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2011-04-20

Summary: Community Outreach Initiative (2008)

Francophone Community Outreach Report

This document summarizes the report prepared by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre (AdLKC) after a series of in-person meetings and teleconferences with official-language minority groups in Atlantic Canada. The object of the exercise was to build awareness of the AdLKC; identify the main challenges faced by stakeholders in the field of adult learning; and propose concrete measures for moving forward.

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2010-04-20

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