Adult education

Study Guide for Purposeful Exploration of Adult Education for Work: Teaching and Learning in a Work Context (2011)

This document is housed on the following website: U. S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, funds the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS), a national system that provides information on a variety of topics related to literacy.

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2012-05-22

Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities (2006)

In this paper, the author explores how self-employed contractors and consultants can and do participate in informal learning.

Specifically, the author focuses on whether these workers use web-based technology to tap into online communities with similar interests. Such communities may be particularly valuable for self-employed workers, who often find formal training neither accessible nor feasible.

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2012-05-15

Pattern Spelling [Video - 5:04] (2010)

Featuring Kate Nonesuch, Literacy Educator and Curriculum Writer

In this video, literacy educator Kate Nonesuch explains how instructors can use word families to help learners build their spelling skills.

As an example, she uses the word family based on the letter combination “ail.” The students put a “b” in front of it to come up with the word “bail,” then add a variety of prefixes and suffixes to come up with other words, including bailed, bailing and bailer.

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2012-04-23

Marking for Confidence in Math [Video - 6:27] (2010)

Featuring Kate Nonesuch, Literacy Educator and Curriculum Writer

This video, part of a series prepared by Literacy Nova Scotia, focuses on ways to turn the marking of a math exercise into a learning situation.

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2012-04-16

Making Change: Using Money to Teach Math [Video - 5:01] (2010)

Featuring Allan Banks, Instructor at the Eastern Shore / Musquodoboit Valley Literacy Network

This short video features Allan Banks, a literacy instructor in Nova Scotia, showing ways to use money to teach both math and life skills.

He uses a web-based game that tests a learner’s ability to calculate the correct change when a purchase is made. However, if a computer isn’t available, the same game can be played using real or play money.

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2012-04-10

Preparing for Technical Training: Essential Skills for Water/Wastewater Operators - Answer Key (2010)

This is the answer key for a set of practice tests included in a course developed to train people for jobs in water/wastewater treatment facilities.

The tests covered a variety of material, including measurement conversions; linear, area and volume calculations; chemical measurements; hydraulics; and wastewater and electricity.

The 40-hour course is designed to be presented in eight five-hour classes.

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2012-01-31

Preparing for Technical Training: Essential Skills for Water/Wastewater Operators – Practice Tests (2010)

This set of practice tests is one of the resources for a 40-hour course developed to train people for jobs in water/wastewater treatment facilities.

The document includes tests for material covered in five of the eight course modules: measurement conversions; linear, area and volume calculations; chemical measurements; hydraulics; and wastewater and electricity.

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2012-01-31

Marking for Confidence in Communications [Video - 6:19] (2010)

Featuring Kate Nonesuch, Literacy Educator and Curriculum Writer

This video features literacy educator Kate Nonesuch giving a practical demonstration of how an instructor can use the correcting of a student’s work to help build confidence.

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2012-01-26

Preparing for Technical Training: Essential Skills for Water/Wastewater Operators - Glossary of Terms (2010)

This glossary is one of the resources for a 40-hour course designed to train people for jobs in water and wastewater treatment facilities.

It includes definitions both for mathematical terms like "area" and "fractions" and for terms related to the wastewater sector, like "grit channel" and "detention time".

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2012-01-24

Preparing for Technical Training: Essential Skills for Water/Wastewater Operators, Levels 1 & 2 - Curriculum (2010)

This is the curriculum for a 40-hour course developed to train people to work in water and wastewater treatment facilities.

The curriculum has been designed to be presented in eight modules: a basic math refresher; fractions, decimals and percents; measurement conversions; linear, area and volume calculations; solving equations; chemical measurements; hydraulics; and wastewater and electricity.

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2012-01-24

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