Enhancing educational practices through embedding literacy, language and numeracy

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Embedding literacy and numeracy into course content enables students to learn discipline-specific literacy and numeracy skills as part of their subject. At Unitec Institute of Technology, the Academic Literacies Team is responsible for driving the initiative to embed literacy and numeracy in programmes across the institution. Unitec's Literacy, Language and Numeracy Plan includes capability building for staff as well as the embedding of literacy, language and numeracy in programmes. Academic advisors work closely with faculty to facilitate the process of embedding and to monitor how this translates into students' learning experiences.


<ul><li> 1. Enhancing educational practices <br /> through embedding literacy, language and numeracy<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Overview<br />Introduction<br />Embedding literacy and numeracy: Unitecs LLN Plan<br />Two initiatives: <br />Embedding into vocational programmes<br />Structured professional development<br />Critique, comment and share - your task<br />Lessons learnt and implications<br />Conclusion (as well as a look into the future)<br /> 3. Embedding literacy and numeracy: Unitecs LLL Plan <br />Authored by Schwenger, 2009<br /> 4. Key aspects of the embedding process <br />Authored by Schwenger, 2009<br /> 5. Certificate in Animal Care<br />large images by Unitec Institute of Technology<br /> 6. Goals, strengths and issues<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalservices/3388261335<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/amazoncares/3466838393<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalservices/3391349138/in/photostream<br /> 7. NCALE: National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education (Vocational)<br /> 8. Literacy works <br /> 9. Discussions and interactions<br /> 10. Lessons learnt<br />Changes can be incremental in some aspects. Timeframe for true and deep change needs to be taken into account <br />Long-term sustainedcapability building for long-term changes<br />Include time for one to one work, provide exemplars, models, practical examples <br />Building trust and relationships essential <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/2996300262<br /> 11. Critique, comment and share <br />Turn to the person next to you. What are your thoughts about the ideas on the mindmap (part of the handout)?<br />Amend, change and write on it concepts that are missing<br />URL for the mindmap is on top of your handout (please add to it during/after Teaching and Learning 2009 conference meets e-Fest)<br /> 12. Reasons and relevance<br />Factors to consider for L+N PD<br />Changes in definition and content <br />Identify improvements and progress made<br />Analysis of demands and benchmarking<br />Respect and <br />Acknowledgement<br />Context<br />Authored by Schwenger and Smith, 2009<br /></p>


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