ERIC Number: ED425337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Communication and Training. A Guide for Workplace Trainers in the Australian Coal Industry.
This guide is designed to help workplace trainers in Australia's coal industry improve coal miners' operator and general communication skills through a curriculum that integrates training in language, literacy, and numeracy. The following topics are discussed in the guide's seven sections: the changing workplace (changing work environment; changing roles; changing language, literacy, and numeracy demands of the job); workplace communication skills training (numeracy skills needed by operators, workplace trainers as numeracy teachers); language and literacy in the workplace (definitions; spoken communication, literacy, and computer literacy skills needed by operators; workplace trainers as language and literacy teachers); writing in plain English (purpose, audience, text structure, grammar, thinking about words and phrases); training tips (characteristics of effective trainers, structure of a training session); designing integrated training (identifying language, literacy, and numeracy competence; recognizing language, literacy, and numeracy in competency standards and incorporating them into training delivery and assessment); and providing workplace communication skills training (case studies, program development). Appended are: following: 7 references; addresses of 7 mining training advisory boards; a contact for further information on funding for language, literacy, and numeracy provision; the address to contact New South Wales (NSW) Adult Migrant English Service (AMES); 12 useful resources on language, literacy, and numeracy. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Coal, Communication Skills, Competence, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy Education, Mining, Numeracy, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Training Methods, Workplace Literacy
New South Wales Mining Industry Training Advisory Body, P.O. Box A2616, Sydney South, New South Wales 2000, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.; National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Adult Migrant English Service, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia