ERIC Number: ED414459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating the Four Streams. CGEA Information Sheet No. 7.
National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Ways to integrate the four streams of the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) are presented in this document. The four streams of Australia's CGEAs are as follows: reading and writing, oral communication, numeracy and mathematics, and general curriculum options. This guide notes that the CGEA aims to promote a holistic approach to teaching and learning. Level one and two are particularly suited to an integrated approach. At higher levels, independent research projects offer a way to integrate streams. Teachers do not need to devise separate assessment tasks for each stream; they can also be integrated. A reporting system should be planned so competencies are recorded as they are achieved. An example is provided of choosing a theme of study to integrate the CGEA streams. Six tasks/activities relevant to the theme--food--are correlated to integrated learning activities in each CGEA stream. A second example provides an integrated focus in a vocational setting. A diagram illustrates a short course designed to accommodate the push towards vocational education in a correctional setting. The course aims to inform students of occupational health and safety issues before starting work in the prison industries. Integrating learning activities are listed for three CGEA streams. A third example provides a model to plan integrated study programs. In this wheel model, the theme--trees--is placed in the center and the project works through the general curriculum options stream before expanding into the remaining streams. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communication Skills, Correctional Education, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, General Education, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Reading Skills, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.