Learner perceptions of a focus on embedded literacy and numeracy Data from the developmental evaluation presented by Ann Harlow Literacy and Numeracy Symposium.

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  • Learner perceptions of a focus on embedded literacy and numeracy Data from the developmental evaluation presented by Ann Harlow Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010
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  • Todays presentation Learner voices: Who we are Literacy and numeracy skills Teaching strategies we like What helps us to learn Our frustrations Our suggestions Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO2
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  • ITP learners PTE learners Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO3
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  • Literacy skills - ITP students Word lists Skim reading and note taking Pulling out key points, planning and writing an essay Relating to clients face-to-face and on the telephone Using a mnemonic to remember a word, breaking a word into parts to remember them. Using mind maps Formal language, business letter/memo writing, formatting, report writing, researching Using paragraphs Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO4 The Ung 3105 Hamilton, New Zealand 0800 WAIKATO www.waikato.ac.nz
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  • Literacy skills PTE students Word lists Skim reading and note taking Analysing and summarising Punctuation, writing a CV on the computer Writing in Facebook, using spell check Using PowerPoint, Excel,manipulating & formatting text, Learning computing features and functions, as well as terms and their meanings Grammar, improved reading & writing skills in English, learning to understand the NZ accent & pronunciation of M ori words Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO5
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  • Acknowledging students abilities Student interviews Entry level testing Class introductions Ongoing assessment on a regular basis Icebreaker activities -useful to reduce stress -interesting to learn about other cultures -help us to gain confidence in public speaking Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO6
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  • Literacy teaching strategies recalled by ITP students Role plays - helped us to understand the relevance of learning certain skills Games, card games - fun way to learn new words, terms, and meanings Use of technology (Moodle, cellphones) - made learning seem easy Use of diagrams to complement words and written instructions - easier to learn and remember Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO7
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  • Literacy teaching strategies recalled by PTE students Working in groups, helping each other Reporting back to tutor/class, course evaluations One-to-one assistance from tutor Tutor modelling activities, explanation in own words Worksheets, glossaries, journal writing, role plays Use of ICT, internet websites, audio tapes, visual learning Learning in context, visitors coming to class Being given time to complete work, no pressure Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO8
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  • Numeracy skills ITP students Measuring angles, volume, different amounts (ratios) of colour - hairdressing Times tables, measurement of cooking ingredients employment skills Measuring circumference, volume - science and health, automotive engineering Body measurements- fashion Calculating GST, discounts- business Decimals, trigonometry, measuring space - electrical engineering, carpentry Fractions, understanding time signatures, different ways to count the beats in a bar - music Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO9
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  • Numeracy skills PTE students Learning that calculations are in the everyday - accounting Finding and using the calculator on a cell phone, money handling how to use the till and a cash register, to give the correct change - retailing Estimating a measurement the thickness of the metal, using a knowledge of angles in the use of equipment - welding Learning times tables, long multiplication, brainteasers - employment skills Learning how to work out percentages, decimals and fractions - Getting Ahead Kit 2 Challenge Book Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO10
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  • Numeracy teaching strategies recalled by ITP students Card games Use of everyday containers Learning skills in context Just-in-time learning on a need to know basis Repetition Applying knowledge in different situations Learning alternative ways of doing things Use of visual tools Other innovative tools Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO11
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  • Numeracy teaching strategies recalled by PTE students Use of ICT cell phones, Internet In context learning cash register, correct change Games - brainteasers 13/08/2015 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO12
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  • Experiences that reinforced the learning for ITP students Work placement learnt to work independently and show initiative Classroom visitors motivated and showed students where their learning was heading Research assignment relevant to student needs 13/08/2015 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO13
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  • ITP students liked teachers who Balanced talents in the class with group learning Were enthusiastic, organised and coherent teachers using studentcentred activities and lessons that built on previous learning Taught the theory before practical helped students to apply theory Modelled activities helped students to see the learning in action Told true stories from their own experience made content easier to learn a hook into the learning Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO14
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  • What helps us to learn - ITP students Glossaries of words with their meanings Word of the Day Tutors presenting information step-by step Students working together in small groups Tutors office hours Support classes for catching up Work posted on Moodle/Blackboard Extra weekly tutorials Personal study and repetition Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO15
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  • What helps us to learn - PTE students Use of acronyms to remember vocational jargon Personal study Tutor explaining something in a different way Relaxed attitude of tutors towards timing of completion of tasks Being given the freedom of personal decision making, e.g. to use cell phone in class Tutor modelling activity Use of visual diagrams and pictures The removal of disruptive students Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO16
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  • Frustrations experienced by ITP students Difficult words and meanings for words Complicated processes that needed to be remembered Essay writing Too much content Mature students keeping up with younger students Reluctant learners disrupting or slowing down the class and not participating in group work The cost of student kit expected in some courses Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO17
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  • Frustrations experienced by PTE students Writing properly Keeping up with faster students Not having Internet access at home Vocational jargon / vocabulary Grammar Understanding the questions being asked Disruptive students Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO18
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  • Ideas for improvements ITP students Employ animated, enthusiastic teachers who know their subject well, make it clear to students where their learning is headed and who can make teaching interesting Make the work practical and relevant Make use of different resources Do not dumb down coursework to cater for tardy or reluctant students Bring in outside experts in the field to inspire students Involve students by asking questions, and asking for feedback, but do not take advantage of student help Keep equipment well maintained and upgraded Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO19
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  • Ideas for improvements PTE students Provide templates for writing Better computers in class Better recreational facilities I reckon shes doing a great job. Not only is she a good teacher, but she makes learning easier and also fun, which is good because it makes our learning environment a good one, and students are always happywell, thats when she is. Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO20
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  • ITP studentsPTE students aspirationsaspirations Literacy and Numeracy Symposium 16 July 2010 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO21
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  • DETERMINATION 13 August 2015 THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO22 I can do this!