Recognizing Life's Work (2010)

Helping Learners Connect their Essential Skills from Home to Work - A Practitioner's Resource Kit

Over the course of 18 months, participants in the Recognizing Life’s Work project looked at how daily home and leisure activities help adults develop Essential Skills. Their goal was to provide credibility and validation for those skills. This resource manual is the outcome of that project.

The document is divided into two parts. The first profiles 12 common home and leisure activities in terms of Essential Skills. The second part is a how-to guide, outlining a five-step process for practitioners to use to identify and work with the leisure skills of their learners.

A CD-ROM containing most of the templates and learning materials found in the kit can be ordered by contacting the QUILL Learning Network ( As well, the document can be downloaded in full or in sections.

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QUILL Learning Network. Recognizing Life's Work 2010. Web. 28 Nov. 2022 <>
QUILL Learning Network (2010). Recognizing Life's Work. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from
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