Lifelong learning

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

Investing in skills: Effective Work-related learning in SMEs (2011)

This report summarizes common traits identified in work-related learning programs successfully implemented at 45 Canadian and international small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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2012-12-20

University of the Third Age (UTA) (2009)

This document provides a look at the University of the Third Age (UTA), established in 1976 by the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec. The UTA offers people over the age of 50 the chance to pursue higher education and, at the same time, increase their social interaction and cultural involvement.

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2012-12-17

Plain Language Summaries: Catching Up With The Swedes - Probing the Canada-Sweden Literacy Gap (2007)

This brief document summarizes a Statistics Canada study that attempted to determine why the incidence of low literacy is much higher in Canada that it is in Sweden.

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2012-12-17

A Successful Pairing! [Video - 1:12] (2011)

This video, prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), features a young woman who enters the workforce at the age of 27 after taking part in a program designed to help young people, ages 15 to 30, who have disabilities or face barriers to employment.

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2012-12-12

Essential Skills and Seniors (2012)

This document is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to increase awareness of the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

Here, the authors provide examples of how Essential Skills are used by seniors every day. For instance, the skill of reading enables seniors to read to their grandchildren.

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2012-12-10

In-House Basic Training (2009)

Created in 1975, the Table des Responsables de l’Éducation des Adultes et de la Formation Professionnelle (TRÉAQFP) is an autonomous organization that encourages collaborative efforts to develop adult and vocational education in Quebec. Its members include all the French-language school boards in Québec, two English-language school boards, and two school boards with special status.

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2012-12-07

Disabilities – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet offers an overview of the impact of disabilities on literacy and suggests ways to help people with disabilities become fully integrated into society.

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2012-12-05

Let's get Cooking! [Video - 1:08] (2011)

The subject of this brief video is a middle-aged man who, after working for 18 years changing truck tires, returned to school to earn his General Education Development (GED) diploma and then entered an apprenticeship program to become a cook. He now works as a cook at a large hotel.

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2012-12-03

Plain Language Summaries: Adult Education in North America - International Perspectives (2007)

This paper is one in a series of documents providing plain-language summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

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2012-11-26

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