The Big Picture (2004)

Essential Skills for Life, Learning and Work, National Version

This publication is related to Human Resources Development Canada's Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) project, a national, professional development project for educators. It is part of a student-focused bilingual AWAL project that was developed as a way to bring the Essential Skills research, not just to teachers, but also to students. This project involved developing a classroom resource that exposes students in Grades 7-12 to the theory behind the Essential Skills so that this language becomes meaningful, informative and commonplace. In its design, the resource ensures that students will not just hear it and speak it; they will live it and experience it through continued, deliberate, and explicit practice and application.

This student-focused AWAL resource book was designed as a graduated AWAL experience for students in Grades 7-12. It is divided into four sections: introductory, beginner, intermediate, and expert.

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