ERIC Number: ED412402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Success. Developing English Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Vocational Courses.
Western Sydney Inst. of TAFE, Blacktown (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This book provides teachers of English for speakers of other languages and adult basic education with practical teaching strategies that can be applied across a broad range of vocational courses. It provides guidelines for setting up tutorial support within the context of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) vocational courses in Australia. Section 1 covers the purpose of tutorial support, independent learning outcomes, learning needs, the learning environment, setting up tutorial support, and team teaching. Section 2 on teaching tutorial support addresses planning a program and describes a model for teaching tutorial support. Section 3 describes the following: English language and literacy strategies for developing oral language and listening competence; notetaking; organizing information; engaging with written text in trade courses; extracting meaning from written text; understanding and answering written questions; study guides for technical courses; written assignments; and dealing with personal issues. Section 4 on maths strategies discusses examples of student difficulties and planning tutorial support. It describes strategies for problem solving, using a calculator, assisting students with their drawing skills, remembering formulas, relating the abstract to the concrete, and exploring how formulas are developed. Appendixes contain 25 references, sample literacy and numeracy screens, skills checklist, curriculum support documents, and index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Language Skills, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Vocational Education
Adult Literacy Information Office, Level 1, 6-8 Holden Street, Ashfield, New South Wales 2131, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Western Sydney Inst. of TAFE, Blacktown (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.