A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy (2011)

In this booklet, the authors outline the experiences of a two-year project entitled “Numeracy at Work: A Social and Holistic Approach to Math as an Essential Skill,” funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills and carried out between 2009 and 2011. The project was led by the Labour Education Centre in partnership with the Canadian Union of Public Employees and Workplace Education Manitoba.

The project field-tested the integration of a social and holistic approach to numeracy learning into workplace literacy programs. Such an approach sees numeracy as a part of life, within a social context; emphasises context rather than content; and stresses processes rather than skills.

The authors discuss the assessment of learners’ competence; benefits and challenges of the approach; and the development and facilitation of activities.

More information about the project, including additional learning activities, is available at http://www.socialnumeracy.ca.

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2011-05-27
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Workplace Education Manitoba, Labour Education Centre and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy 2011. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/numeracy/numeracy.pdf>
Workplace Education Manitoba, Labour Education Centre & Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) (2011). A Social and Holistic Approach to Numeracy. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/numeracy/numeracy.pdf
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