Learning Tools - HRSDC

Thinking Tip Sheet (2011)

This document provides tips for improving thinking skills, with a focus on problem solving, making decisions, and planning and organizing tasks.

The authors have also provided a set of practice exercises to improve thinking skills. The first three exercises focus on understanding a problem; identifying potential solutions; and choosing the best solution.

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2013-09-06

Essential Skills Passport (2009)

This document is a personal career development tool to help individuals track their essential skills. It includes sections for recording skill strengths and identifying areas for further development.

The Essential Skills Passport is designed in a portable format and is intended to be reviewed and updated regularly.

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2010-11-16

Problem Solved! A Guide for Employers and Practitioners (2008)

This tool is designed for employers and practitioners who want to help employees and learners practise and improve their problem-solving skills. It includes descriptions of various problem-solving techniques; activities for practising those techniques; and worksheets to guide individuals through the process of solving a problem.

There is also a log where details of a problem and its solution can be recorded for future reference.

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2010-11-05

Essential Skills Portfolio (2009)

This document is a personal career development tool to help individuals track their essential skills. It offers checklists for recording skill strengths and identifying areas for further improvement.

Users of the Essential Skills portfolio are encouraged to insert any relevant work samples, certificates, awards or letters that demonstrate the ability to use a particular skill.

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2010-10-29

Computer Use Tip Sheet (2009)

This document includes keyboard shortcuts, tips for dealing with computer problems, and advice on Internet security.

The authors have included learning exercises at both basic and higher levels, along with a worksheet to chart progress.

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2010-10-26

Working with Others Tip Sheet (2009)

This document offers tips for improving the skills needed to work effectively with other people. The tips are divided into sections on working with a partner or a team; working independently; and working in a leadership role.

The authors have also included practice exercises on getting and receiving feedback; a discussion of different personality types; and a worksheet to track progress in reaching goals.

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2010-10-22

Document Use Tip Sheet (2008)

In this document, the authors provide a variety of tips for improving the skill of document use.

At a general level, tips include using headings to find information quickly and looking for visual cues like text that has been highlighted for emphasis. Higher level tips include pointers for estimating distance on a map and suggestions for interpreting graphs.

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2010-10-15

Oral Communication Tip Sheet (2009)

This document is aimed at those who want to make their spoken communication more effective. The authors have included general tips, like speaking more slowly and pronouncing words clearly. Higher level tips include tailoring the message for the audience, asking questions for clarification, and using the active rather than the passive voice.

The authors have included some practice exercises and a worksheet to chart progress.

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2010-10-12

Writing Tip Sheet (2009)

This document includes both general and higher level tips for improving writing skills. The authors have included a chart offering clear words or phrases as alternatives to wordy expressions.

At a general level, practice exercises in this document focus on logical flow and transition words. Higher level exercises focus on effective writing and preparing memos.

The authors have also included a worksheet to track progress.

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2010-10-12

Reading Tip Sheet (2009)

This resource is aimed at individuals who want to improve their reading skills. The tips range from general ones, like finding a quiet place to read, to more advanced ones that focus on improving comprehension.

The authors have included reading practice and learning exercises, along with a worksheet to track progress.

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2010-10-07
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