Learning environment

Ecologies of Learning: How Culture and Context Impact Outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (2012)

Presentation at Summer Institute 2012 organized by The Centre for Literacy

This paper, commissioned by The Centre for Literacy, looks at how context and culture affect the outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) and similar programs.

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2013-03-18

Creating Literacy Friendly Environments - Introduction (2009)

The need to create literacy friendly environments was a key focus of the Widening Access for Adult Literacies project, carried out in Edmonton, Alberta, from 2006 to 2009.

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2013-03-04

Equality in the classroom: The educational placement of children with disabilities (2007)

Lessons in Learning - May 1, 2007

This paper examines the issue of full inclusion for students with disabilities versus placement in special-education classrooms, with particular reference to an Ontario case that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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2013-01-29

Does placement matter? Comparing the academic performance of students with special needs in inclusive and separate settings (2009)

Lessons in Learning – March 18, 2009

There is ongoing debate about whether students with special needs are better served in inclusive classrooms or in separate settings with peers who share similar challenges. The authors of this discussion paper have reviewed 30 studies that compare inclusive and separate learning settings for students with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, language impairments, and mixed disabilities.

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2012-03-12

Starting Points: Creating environments for literacy teaching and learning in Community-Based Agencies (2009)

Partnering for Literacy Programs

This document grew out of an initiative of the Widening Access for Adult Literacies project carried out in NE Edmonton between 2006 and 2008. The initiative involved offering literacy classes in partnership with community-based agencies.

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2011-04-05

Workplace Learning in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Effective Practices for Improving Productivity and Competitiveness (2009)

Overview Report

This report looks at how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can improve productivity and performance by developing their human resources. The Conference Board of Canada interviewed key personnel from 65 SMEs – including public, private and not-for-profit organizations – in 10 countries in order to understand the environment that best fosters effective learning programs.

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2010-09-17

Recognizing Experiential Learning Through Prior Learning Assessment (2008)

While the recognition of prior learning at post-secondary institutions in Canada is not widely practiced, it constitutes a solid plank in Athabasca University's mission as an open and distance institution. Although both challenge-for-credit and portfolio assessment strategies are used at AU, learners are best able to control their destinies and celebrate their diversities by engaging in the reflexive portfolio processes.

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2009-11-10

Our Side of the Mountain - 2009 (2009)

A collection of stories, poems and ideas written by adult students of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

This is the 10th anniversary edition of Our Side of the Mountain, a collection of stories, poems and ideas. The book is the largest edition ever, with a wonderful range of writing that will entertain, amuse and inspire the reader. All of the pieces were written by students from the classes of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia.

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2009-08-19

Survey of French-language research on adult learning in Canada: 1997-2007 (2008)

This document is a survey of the state of French-language research on adult learning in Canada based on the 227 research data entries selected. These entries provide access either to documents easily accessible online or to print materials available from the CDÉACF.

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2009-06-12

The Challenge to Create a Safer Learning Environment for Youth (2004)

The author sought to learn more about how violence affects learning by interviewing young people who are currently struggling with learning, either within or outside the school system. She explored how responses to trauma support or limit learning possibilities by interviewing young people and professionals engaged in the school system and in other education for youth.

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2005-11-01

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