Learner centred instruction

The Realities of Working in the Literacy and Essential Skills Field (2013)

An Occupational Profile of the Literacy and Essential Skills Workforce in Canada

In 2013, Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) coordinated a large-scale labour market study of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) workers to get a comprehensive picture of who is working in the field. The ground-breaking study of paid LES workers included instructors, coordinators, assessors, program managers, supervisors, and administrators.

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2014-02-28

Constructivist, learner-centred, holistic – What do these terms really mean and how are they related to adult literacy and learning? (2013)

This document is part of a project undertaken to collect information and stories about teaching and learning practices in adult literacy.

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2013-12-20

The University of Guelph: Empowering Graduates Through Skills Development (1998)

The University of Guelph in Ontario is promoting the development of employability skills through its learner-centred strategy.

Guelph’s learner-centred strategy is based on four key concepts: self-reliant learning; the research-teaching link; skill development; and experiential learning.

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2013-12-17

The ACCC National Framework for Developing Essential Skills: Research Findings and Future Perspectives (2013)

This presentation, made at a national summit hosted by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) in Ottawa, Ontario, in March 2013, outlines a project designed to provide evidence of the importance of Essential Skills (ES) in helping both students and workers succeed.

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2013-11-12

Combining the Views of Both Worlds in Inuktitut: piqusiit tamainik katisugit - Place-based Science Education in Qikiqtani (2010)

This document describes several phases of a five-year project aimed at developing science education in the Canadian territory of Nunuvut. The project focused on understanding the school community’s goals for science education, and both the potential contributors and impediments to realizing those goals.

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2013-07-15

Workforce Essential Skills: Putting literacy to work [Video - 7:46] (2010)

This video focuses on the benefits of Workforce Essential Skills (WES) training. It was prepared by PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs, an organization whose mandate is to provide basic skills education, upgrading, job search, and related services to adults preparing for employment, training or further education.

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2012-02-03

Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century (2010)

The author has analysed recent research in order to identify current and emerging trends in language education and has concluded that the focus on language education in the twenty-first century is no longer on grammar, memorization and learning from rote, but rather using language and cultural knowledge as a means to communicate and connect to others around the globe.

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2011-01-18

Strategic Plan (2008)

2008 - 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.

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2009-07-07

Literacy for Deaf Immigrant Adults: A Symposium for Collaboration and Learning - Final report (2009)

Literacy for Deaf Immigrant Adults: A Symposium for Collaboration and Learning was a unique event, the first of its kind in Western Canada. It was inspired by the research project "Effective Techniques and Tools for Immigrant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults in Bilingual and Bicultural Literacy Programs" conducted by Bow Valley College instructor Brent Novodvorski.

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2009-07-07

What We Heard (2004)

Community-Based Literacy Consultation 2004

In the spring of 2004, the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) consulted with representatives of community learning organizations across the province. Seven sessions were held with over 85 participants.

This document summarizes the results of these community consultations. The appendices include lists of participants and comments received during the sessions.

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2005-12-13

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