New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 1 (2010)

Learning and Life

This curriculum unit is part of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project, which was designed to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability. Existing workplace Essential Skills curricula have been adapted to meet the needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners through culturally relevant content presented during a 34-week course.

This unit focuses on the Essential Skills of continuous learning, working with others, oral communication, and thinking skills. Program participants explore First Nations culture, tradition and history; acquire the tools to facilitate and strengthen lifelong learning; improve their ability to work and communicate effectively with others; and get the skills needed to make decisions and solve problems.

Some of the lessons have a specifically New Brunswick theme, including chapters about the province’s plant and animal life and the Aboriginal roots of many place names.

Other lessons focus on environmental issues; emotional intelligence; and the use of comedy improvisation to improve communication skills.

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2011-12-13
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New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project. New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 1 2010. Web. 26 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nbawes/course1/course1.pdf>
New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project (2010). New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 1. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nbawes/course1/course1.pdf
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