Personal development

What are Essential Skills? (2009)

This two-page document provides an introduction to the nine essential skills: reading, document use, numeracy, writing, oral communication, working with others, thinking, computer use, and continuous learning.

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2010-10-29

Working with Others Self-Assessment (2009)

This is one in a series of self-assessment tools prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to help individuals determine their grasp of essential skills.

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2010-08-27

TIES 2 Work - The First Year (2010)

2009 Update

This is the report on the first year of a three-year demonstration project called TIES 2 Work, funded by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. It facilitates matches between employers and potential employees through 12 weeks of job-specific, essential-skills training, which results in employment at a minimum starting wage.

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2010-02-17

Make it Real: Participatory Action Research with Adult Learners (2006)

This document offers an approach to teaching adult literacy learners that is respectful of their current place in the world and also allows them to develop personal skills and capacities to allow them to further explore, expand and negotiate their world. The author will show the reader the ways this happened, and what she thinks caused this growth to occur in a project she facilitated "Hair Straight Back".

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2007-12-13

Portfolio Assessment Initiative (2001)

This portfolio assessment initiative has several lists of goals for students and teachers. It includes:
- personal goals
- reading progress checklist
- listening and speaking progress checklist
- writing progress checklist and,
- mathematics progress checklist

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2006-08-10

Interview: Lillian Nakamura Maguire (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 4

This interview was conducted by Janet Patterson, the BC Director for CCLOW in 1987. At the time of the interview, Lillian Nakamura Maguire was the Yukon Director for CCLOW, as well as the coordinator of personal skills development programs at Yukon College in Whitehorse. She was a distance education, self-directed learner in the Master of Adult Education program at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

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2004-08-05

Words On Paper (1996)

by Marie Finlay is a story in the book Wayfering Journeys in Language, Learning and Culture, it is a collection of writings by ABE instructors and students in Newfoundland brought together for a "language awareness project", designed to explore attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge about language and the teaching of language.

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2004-06-07

We are an Island (2002)

Cape Breton Island Social Studies Resource

We are an Island is a collection of 41 lessons on Cape Breton Island social studies topics, including geography, history, civics and current events. Each lesson is accompanied by vocabulary exercises and comprehension questions. These activities are designed to meet outcomes specified by the Nova Scotia Adult Learning Program Levels 1 and 2.

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2004-06-04

An Affective Skills Curriculum (1993)

Adapted from McLaughlin, P. (1993). Realizing Goals: An Affective Skills Curriculum Seattle, WA: ABLE Network

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2003-08-01

Mind Over Violence Everywhere (M.O.V.E.) (2002)

M.O.V.E. is both a practical tool and a social action model. It starts with a discussion among youth about
their personal issues of violence. The participants work their way through five modules of activities,
carried out over two days each.

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2003-04-03

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