Curriculum Development

The bottom line, No. 12 (1999)

April 1999

This issue contains an article dealing with an impact study carried out in Alberta to identify and address essential-skills needs in food-processing plants. The study was undertaken by the Alberta Food Processors Association (AFPA), in partnership with the Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Steering Committee (AWES)

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2010-04-07

The bottom line, No. 6 (1997)

July 1997

This issue of the newsletter contains articles about the completion of a needs assessment of essential skills by the Construction Owners’ Association of Alberta; crossing cultural gaps with workers for whom English is a second language; and the establishment of WoodLINKS, a partnership between the British Columbia education system and the wood-products industry to increase awareness of careers in that field.

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2010-03-03

Through The Worker's Eyes: Developing Learning Activities with Work-Related Documents (2009)

A Guide for Workshop Trainers

This slide presentation can be used to prepare a workshop framework that includes:

What’s the point?
Review of Essential Skills
Step 1: Collecting work-related documents
Step 2: Developing worker-focused learning activities
Step 3: Deciding instructional focus and creating steps to the answers

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2009-11-12

Pathways (2009)

Professional Development for Adult Literacy Practitioners

Pathways is a professional development program for adult literacy practitioners. The program was developed by and
with literacy coordinators who value learning in order to do the best job possible, and who value professional recognition for themselves and for literacy programs.

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2009-07-29

Cavendish Farms Learning Centre: A Profile (2008)

Cavendish Farms on Prince Edward Island is contributing to the development of an educated and competent workforce. Its Learning Centre in New Annan is proud of its ongoing commitment to improving employee education. Its mandate to provide a learner-centred environment with individualized instruction has remained the central core and helps shape the evolving programs. Although the centre was originally designed to facilitate G.E.D.

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2009-07-22

Getting Online: The GO Project (2008)

A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners

This document outlines national project designed to research trends, technologies, and promising practices in online and distance learning in the field of literacy in Canada. The project includes A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners, a Promising Practices manual, an online course, and self-directed training modules on the GO website.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for ESL Instructors (2009)

This guide is intended for ESL instructors who wish to use Essential Skills in the ESL classroom to enrich and support language acquisition, as well as communicative competence. It also provides ESL instructors with ideas that highlight the transferability of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers (2009)

This guidebook was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to help immigrants meet employment goals in the Canadian workplace by enhancing the understanding of Essential Skills (ES) for facilitators who work with immigrants.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Job Analysts (2009)

The purpose of this guide is to help job analysts improve the recording and communicating of language tasks related to occupations, further benefiting all users of these documents. It begins with a brief overview of ESP and NOS research and applications. The information found in the latter half of the guide takes analysts through the language demands of tasks they

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2009-07-03

A Guide for Planning a Collaborative Evaluation for Municipal Workplace Literacy Programs (1998)

This workbook describes a step-by-step process for developing an evaluation strategy for municipal workplace literacy programs. The approach is based on collaboration and on-going assessment. The workbook describes how to prepare for the evaluation, how to plan the evaluation, and how to carry it out.

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2009-06-24

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