ERIC Number: ED435796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Built in, Not Bolted on. Information Kit for Language, Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators on Incorporating Communication Skills into Training Packages.
This kit explores Australia's National Training Framework, training packages, industry standards and assessment, and the implications of these changes for language, literacy, and numeracy practitioners. Four sections in Part 1 present a series of answers to four frequently asked questions about training packages posed by practitioners in consultations and forums during the first half of 1998. Question 1 asks "Where did we come from, and where are we are going?" The answer addresses the training reform and the implications for language, literacy, and numeracy provision in industry. Question 2 asks "What are the changes that the Training Package model brings for the language, literacy, and numeracy field?" This section discusses opportunities for contextualized literacy; incorporation of language, literacy, and numeracy competencies into industry competency standards; and standards as the new basis for assessment--a comparison between the old and new systems. Question 3 asks, "What are the roles of the future language, literacy, and numeracy practitioner in industry?" Question 4 asks and answers the question, "What is in a training package?" This section describes the endorsed part of the package, which includes the National Competency Standards, assessment guidelines, and qualifications; and the nonendorsed components, which are the learning strategy, assessment resources, and professional development materials. Part 2 provides accompanying activities to assist the reader to work through issues raised. A final section contains 4 contacts and 31 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Workplace Literacy
Australian National Training Authority, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia