ERIC Number: ED356393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Assignment Pack. Materials for Flexible and Open Learning.
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
This assignment pack is designed for students and tutors working in open, flexible, or distance learning in Britain. Each of the six sections contains the following: (1) a detailed contents page that identifies the assignment under an activity heading, an individual title, and indication of the relationship to the City and Guilds of London accreditation system; (2) a variety of assignments; and (3) answers to the assignments for student self-checking. Skills the user needs before beginning are listed for each assignment. Each assignment is freestanding, though part of a thematic area. A signpost system guides the user through the pack; a key to the symbols is provided. The six sections, and representative assignment topics, are as follows: travel (making a hotel reservation, planning a route by rail, reading a pie chart); personal finances (planning a weekly/monthly budget, request for a car insurance quotation, filling in a motor accident report form); job seeking (finding/working out the cost of a classified advertisement, writing letters to employers, job application form, using yellow pages); media (reading a newspaper, accommodation, looking for a job, using a video recorder, using a remote control); housing (reading a mortgage application form, organizing a move, reading an insurance policy, using a map to find local facilities); and health (health at work, salt, sugar, smoking, retirement pensions, eye tests). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Daily Living Skills, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Housing, Instructional Materials, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Mass Media Use, Money Management, Open Education, Travel
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England (15 pounds plus postage and packing).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)