ERIC Number: ED406560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading & Writing Stream. CGEA Information Sheet No. 3.
Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
This information sheet describes Reading and Writing, one of four streams or subject areas offered in the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) in Australia. The stream is organized around the four main social contexts in which individuals function within society: family and social life, workplace and institutional settings, education and training contexts, and community and civic life. There are eight learning outcomes in each Reading and Writing Module, four related to writing and four to reading. The assessment criteria give the detailed criteria for satisfying the learning outcome. In the Reading and Writing Modules, all the assessment criteria must be covered in one task or activity, although activities/tasks may take place over a period of time. The assessment criteria are grouped under headings which make the organizing principles explicit. The assessment criteria for writing are grouped according to writing process, purpose, structure, length or complexity, and mechanics. The assessment criteria for reading are grouped according to purpose, comprehension, application and critique. Information is provided on writing assessment and reading assessment criteria. The conditions of assessment describe the conditions under which assessment should take place. For each learning outcome, information on the content and knowledge underpinning the learning outcome is included. Examples of assessment activities/tasks are included for each learning outcome. Descriptions of the four levels of the CGEA conclude this publication. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).