2008

Improving literacy levels among Aboriginal Canadians (2008)

Lessons in Learning - September 4, 2008

The authors of this document note that while many working-age Canadians have inadequate literacy skills, the situation is even more urgent among Aboriginal Canadians.

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2012-04-17

Communication Essentials: Oral Communication Skills Workshop (2008)

This presentation, designed for a workshop on oral communication, provides an overview of the subject as both a skill in itself and as one of the nine Essential Skills.

It includes lists of factors that can help or hinder communication; reasons for studying communication; pointers about culture and communication; and diagrams illustrating the complexity of group communication.

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2012-03-01

Achieving Our Potential: An Action Plan for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in Canada (2008)

This document offers an analysis of the status of prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) across Canada. As well, it includes suggestions about what is needed in order for employers, post-secondary institutions, and government to recognize and value experiential and informal learning.

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2012-02-22

CCL/SSHRC Knowledge Mobilization Symposium: May 15-18, 2008 - Harrison Hot Springs, BC (2008)

Final Report

In May 2008, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) co-sponsored a symposium on knowledge mobilization with the goal of stimulating discussion about a variety of questions related to that concept.

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2012-02-13

Setting the Standard (2008)

Accepted Principles and Recommended Practices for National Occupational Standards, Certification Programs and Accreditation Programs

The voluntary guidelines contained in this document provide common protocols to support the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of national occupational standards and personnel certification programs, and the accreditation of educational or training courses and programs. The rationale for using common protocols is to maximize efficiency, minimize cost, and optimize the benefits of a harmonized system.

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2011-12-16

The benefits of experiential learning: (2008)

Lessons in Learning – February 21, 2008

The authors note that improvements in post-secondary educational attainment are an important response to the growing demand for skills in the Canadian labour market. However, in addition to academic skills, employers require their employees to have occupational skills, including both job-specific technical skills and “soft skills” like interpersonal communication and teamwork.

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2011-10-14

Bridging the Employment Gap for Learners with Low Literacy Levels (2008)

This document is a presentation that gives literacy practitioners an introduction to the Bridging the Employment Gap program developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

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2011-08-30

Collaborative learning in an Aboriginal Adult Literacy Centre (2008)

This report, presented during the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) in Vancouver in 2008, outlines a case study of an Aboriginal adult literacy centre. The study was framed by the concepts of guided participation and cognitive apprenticeship, which involve learning through guidance from an expert.

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2011-08-16

The Other "F" Word - Youth share their views on financial matters [Video - 2:17] (2008)

In this two-minute video, seven young people talk about their feelings about money and finances.

The young people come from a variety of backgrounds, from small towns and from big cities, from middle-class homes and from social housing projects. Some of the subjects simply spend whatever money they have, while others are saving for the future.

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2011-07-29

A passion for financial literacy [Video - 2:39] (2008)

This video, about two and a half minutes long, features a youth counsellor explaining how financial literacy can help young people improve their chances of finding work and achieving their dreams.

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2011-07-22

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