Educational strategies

Integrating Formative and Summative Assessment: Progress Toward a Seamless System? (2011)

OECD Working Paper No. 58

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

In this paper, the author looks at the prospects for integrating formative and summative assessments.

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2014-02-24

PISA 2009: Explaining the Gender Gap in Reading through Reading Engagement and Approaches to Learning – Research Paper (2013)

This document is housed on the CMEC server.

While Canada has always ranked in the top quarter of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations in reading, the statistics also reveal a significant gender gap, with girls outperforming boys by the equivalent of a full year of formal schooling. This paper uses the PISA 2009 data to investigate and isolate the factors contributing to that gender gap in Canada.

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2013-11-27

Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities: A Look at the Issues Facing the Field (2013)

(in) Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada, Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc., 2013.

This document is one chapter in a book entitled “Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada.” Its purpose is to address four commonly held concerns about adult literacy and learning disabilities with a Canadian focus.

In the first section of the document, the authors describe the official definition of learning disabilities, adopted by the Canadian Association for Learning Disabilities in 2002.

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2013-11-22

Rural Education: A Review of Provincial and Territorial Initiatives (2009)

This study looks at the progress being made in overcoming the challenges that Manitoba’s rural schools face, and at initiatives undertaken by rural schools in other parts of Canada. It is based on an analysis of prior works on rural education, along with interviews with key players in the field.

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2013-08-19

Blended Delivery: What We Learned from Pilots at Six Colleges (2012)

Between December 2010 and January 2012, Ontario’s College Sector Committee (CSC) carried out a project on “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs, an approach that combines traditional classroom instruction with web-based learning.

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2013-05-31

Moving the Technology into the AU/LBS Classroom (2012)

Final Report

This brief document summarizes the components and findings of a project undertaken by Ontario’s College Sector Committee (CSC) with the goal of providing that province’s colleges with the resources to provide “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs.

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2013-04-15

Blended Delivery Resource Guide: Moving the Technology into the AU/LBS Classroom (2012)

This resource guide is one component of a project aimed at helping Ontario’s colleges provide “blended delivery” of adult upgrading (AU) and literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs, an approach that combines traditional classroom instruction with online learning.

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2013-04-09

First language not necessarily linked to reading proficiency (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 12, 2006

In this paper, the authors examine recent research findings to determine whether a lack of oral proficiency is the main impediment to successful literacy learning for young English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Canadian schools.

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2013-03-25

Never too old to learn: Seniors and learning in Canada (2006)

Lessons in Learning – August 22, 2006

Seniors who continue to learn help themselves by maintaining healthy brain function, and contribute to society through continued participation in the workforce and through volunteerism.

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2013-02-22

Creating the learners society needs: An examination of knowledge building (2007)

Lessons in Learning - September 6, 2007

Although Canadian workers have more education than ever before, numerous surveys of business leaders suggest that employers are dissatisfied with their employees’ so-called “soft” skills, such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills, and self-motivation. Recent research suggests that a learning strategy called knowledge building can help students acquire and develop these skills.

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2013-01-10

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