Unit Standard 21204 Element 6: Use literacy teaching strategies to promote adult literacy skill development in the training or education programme.
Recommended resources (see reference list for details)
- Baxter, M., Coben, D. et al. (2006) Measurement wasn’t taught when they built the pyramids – was it? The teaching and learning of common measures in adult numeracy.
- Benseman, J., & Sutton, A. (Eds.). (2008). Facing the challenge. See chapters 11, 13, 14
- Coben, D., Rhodes, M., et al. (2007) Effective Numeracy. This report is one of five that arose from the NRDC Effective Practice Studies which explored teaching and learning in reading, writing, numeracy, ESOL and ICT. It investigates approaches to the teaching of numeracy, aiming to identify the extent of learners' progress, and to establish correlations between this progress and the strategies and practices used by teachers.
- Gal, I. (2002) Statistical Literacy. This paper proposes a conceptualisation of statistical literacy and describes its key components.
- Ginsburg, L., Manly, M., & Schmitt, M. J. (2006). The components of numeracy.
- Nonesuch, K. (2006). Changing the way we teach math. A manual for teaching basic math to adults.
- Tertiary Education Commission. (2008e, f, h). These resource books accompany the learning progressions and contain a large number of activities for teaching specific numeracy knowledge, skills and strategies
- Tout, D., & Schmitt, M.-J. (2002). “The inclusion of adult numeracy in adult basic education.”
6.1 At least two adult literacy strategies and two learning activities are used to address identified literacy needs. Range: literacy needs include but are not limited to – reading, writing, listening and speaking, numeracy.
6.2 Teaching strategies are flexible and accommodate the emerging needs of individuals and/or groups.
Candidates will demonstrate that they are able to plan and deliver activities that will enhance literacy skill development, and understand numeracy concepts and plan and deliver activities that will enhance numeracy skill development, based on current theories of adult teaching and learning, including Matauranga Maori.
- Element 1 - Describe adult literacy in Aotearoa
- Element 2 - Describe Maori Literacy.
- Element 3 - Identify the literacy demands of the training or education programme.
- Element 4 - Identify the literacy strengths and needs of the individual learners in the training or education programme.
- Element 5 - Integrate literacy skill development into the delivery of the training or education programme.
- Element 6 - Use literacy teaching strategies to promote adult literacy skill development in the training or education programme.
- Element 7 - Assess literacy progress in the training or education programme.
- Element 8 - Evaluate effectiveness of literacy teaching strategies and learning activities and any specialist adult literacy support in the training or education programme.