Informal education and learning

NWT Literacy Week Colouring Booklet (2008)

This booklet is made up of seven pages that contain pictures for children to colour, and questions for them to answer about the pictures.

For example, one page features a drawing of a mother and child looking at a book together. The page includes a sentence asking whether the reader also enjoys sharing books with an adult.

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2014-02-24

Active Literacy (2010)

This kit offers instructions for a number of fun activities that can help build literacy skills. The activities are suitable for a wide range of age groups, from children to adults.

Activities include a community scavenger hunt; charades; and making a puppet theatre out of cardboard.

The authors have also included ideas for activities based on popular children’s books.

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2014-02-17

Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

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2013-10-21

Prior Learning and Literacy in Nova Scotia (2010)

The premise of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is that what a person knows and can do is more important than where or how he learned those things.

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2013-08-26

Adult Learning in Aboriginal Community-Based Inner-City Organizations (2008)

This document outlines a research project, carried out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to explore the nature and experience of informal adult learning within community-based inner-city human service organizations from the perspectives of Aboriginal volunteers and staff members who are also residents of the local community.

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2013-08-13

Informal Learning and the Older Professional Worker: Learning Practices, Challenges and Supports (2010)

This document outlines a study designed to examine the informal learning practices of older professional workers, defined as those aged 50 and older.

Using interviews and a questionnaire, researchers focused specifically on Certified Management Accountants (CMAs), who are required to update their education continually, and who increasingly tend to work past the age of 65.

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2013-07-24

Evidence File Development Handbook (2012)

This handbook was developed for use by Community Adult Learning Centres (CALCs) in Alberta, though the authors note that it can be used in other literacy settings.

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2013-04-26

Aquila Tours - Ensuring that Work & Learning are Fun (2013)

Case study

This brief document looks at how a tour operator based in Saint John, New Brunswick, has strengthened learning opportunities for its employees.

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2013-04-23

Assumption Life - The 70/20/10 Rule of Learning (2012)

Case Study

This document looks at how one company saw employee satisfaction increase as a result of a new approach to training and development.

Assumption Life, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, is a major provider of insurance and financial services. In 2001, the company had a modest training budget and was seeing little return on that investment.

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2013-04-18

A road to resilience in Hazelton, B.C. – Literacy and community development [Video – 9:25] (2010)

This video explores how a village in northwest British Columbia promotes community development through an integrated approach based on a broad definition of education.

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2013-03-25

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