Adult learning

Literacy Changes Lives: What's the value of lifelong learning? Meet Brett, Gideon and Chris [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This two-minute video features brief interviews with some of the participants in Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy’s 2012 Learners’ Conference, which was based on the theme “Ten Reasons to Keep Learning.”

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2014-06-05

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Michael Moore [Video - 1:35] (2012)

Produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this video is one in a series focusing on adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their skills.

It focuses on Michael Moore, a man who grew up struggling with literacy and, as an adult, faced problems with everyday tasks that involved literacy skills. Finally, at the age of 46, he decided to go back to school to improve his skills.

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2014-06-04

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Chris [Video - 1:12] (2012)

This video is part of a series produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes lifelong learning.

It focuses on a young man who quit school at age 16, vowing never to go back. However, he has realized the importance of learning, and is studying at a community centre.

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2014-06-03

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Daniel Laforge [Video - 1:13] (2013)

In this video, a man explains how the support of his family helped him make the decision to return to school and build a better life for himself.

He describes the encouragement he received from his 91-year-old grandmother, who told him how much she wanted to see him graduate. His young daughter tells him every day how proud she is of her father.

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2014-06-02

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: David Robicheau [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of short videos from Nova Scotia featuring participants in an adult learners’ retreat held in November 2013.

A young man describes how his self-confidence increased once he went back to school, and how one teacher in particular motivated him to learn so he could get a better job and provide for his family.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia.

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2014-05-30

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Darlene Ells [Video - 1:08] (2013)

In this video, a woman explains why she returned to the classroom after years of staying home to care for her children.

She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and talks about her plans for the future.

The video was recorded during a Literacy Nova Scotia retreat for adult learners, held in Truro in November 2013.

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2014-05-29

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Herbie Fahy [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of video testimonials recorded during a retreat for adult learners from Nova Scotia in November 2013.

In it, a man explains how he quit school because he was more interested in hanging out with his friends. He has come to realize that education is essential for success in life, and is determined to go back to school.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia and was held in Truro.

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2014-05-27

Learning Disabilities: Strategies to help adult learners in their quest for success! (2011)

This document is part of a resource package developed through a project designed to address the needs of literacy practitioners working with adults who have learning disabilities.

It contains sheets for three activities that can be carried out either one to one or in small groups to help adults improve their reading and numeracy skills.

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2014-05-23

My Math Path: 4, 5 and 6 - Decimal numbers, Common fractions and Powers & roots (2011)

This is an e-learning textbook for adults who want to upgrade their basic math skills, and for teachers or tutors looking for math resources they can use with students.

The first section covers decimals in general, with specific reference to place value; mathematical operations with decimals; and order of operations.

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2014-05-22

Chapter 7 - Canada's Regions and Economy, Activity 9 - Canada's North - Listening, Parts B & C: Citizenship Resource [Audio - 4:33] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults, with special emphasis on topics related to citizenship. The narrator describes Canada’s North, the immense geographic area that lies beyond the 60th parallel of latitude.

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2014-05-15

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