2008

Business Results Through Essential Skills and Literacy Guidebook (2008)

This guidebook is aimed at employers who are looking at the skills of their workforce and considering investing in improving those skills.

The authors explain what literacy and essential skills mean; how deficiencies in those areas can affect productivity; and how Canadian workplace currently rate.

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2010-02-03

Health Literacy in Canada: A Healthy Understanding (2008)

Six out of 10 Canadians, or 60 per cent of the population, lack the skills needed to adequately manage their health-care needs. By comparison, 48 per cent of Canadians have low levels of literacy in general.

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2010-01-13

Fact Sheets (2008)

This document consists of 10 fact sheets, each one answering a question about literacy and essential skills.

The questions deal with that nature of literacy and essential skills; adult education; levels of literacy; services provided by adult learning centres; recognizing and dealing with people who have limited literacy skills; and the effects of low literacy skills on both the individual and society as a whole.

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2009-12-09

Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in an Online Learning Environment (2008)

Open and distance educational institutions share a commitment to principles of access and flexibility which, in turn, reflect a set of foundational beliefs that shape learning activity. Housed within this broad mandate is an explicit recognition of the presence and value of mature learners’ prior learning.

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2009-11-10

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

Myth, Romance, and Reality: Recognizing Experiential Learning in University Contexts (2008)

Practitioners at Athabasca University have observed gaps between learners' romanticized views of past events and thepedagogical or cognitive contribution of those events to learning. The need to acknowledge and close these

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2009-11-10

State of Learning in Canada: Toward a Learning Future (2008)

Report on Learning in Canada 2008

This document presents an overview of how well equipped Canadians are as learners to meet the needs of the future. The authors state that while Canada has an enviable system of formal education, Canadians could benefit from a wider range of learning opportunities to sustain economic well-being and achieve greater social equity.

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2009-11-10

In Our Own Words - 2008 (2008)

This is the third edition of the Vancouver Island University/Literacy Nanaimo Adult Literacy Tutor Program’s collection of learner writings. This edition was launched on September 8, 2008, to celebrate International Literacy Day and is dedicated to an adult learner who died suddenly earlier in the year.

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2009-10-20

The Retirement Years (2008)

QLWG Individual Life Skills - Unit 30

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-30

Handling Legal Concerns (2008)

QLWG Individual Life Skills - Unit 29

Competency-based learning meets the needs of all learners. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all learners are different. In order to address the needs and interests of all learners, the units in this publication have been divided by Essential Life Skills and Individual Life Skills.

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2009-09-30

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