ERIC Number: ED435797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
A New Assessment Tool. A Professional Development Kit for Trainers and Assessors Incorporating Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills into Training Packages.
Goulbourn, Barbara; Alexander, Ann
This kit is designed to help trainers and assessors understand the importance of workplace communication in training packages. Section 1 explains what trainers and assessors need to know about communication skills, and how to use the kit. Section 2 provides an overview of training packages. It describes the endorsed parts of the package, which include the National Competency Standards, assessment guidelines, and qualifications aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework; and the nonendorsed components, which are the learning strategy, assessment resources, and professional development materials. Section 3 examines the importance of language, literacy, numeracy, and cross-cultural understanding in all aspects of work life. Section 4 explains why some people may have difficulties with language, literacy, and numeracy, and why trainers and assessors should be mindful of this when training and assessing. Section 5 shows ways in which the communication skills of language, literacy, and numeracy have been included in training packages. Section 6 helps trainers and assessors in the planning and delivery of training programs. Section 7 provides important advice on how language, literacy, and numeracy must be addressed when trainers and assessors are assessing. Section 8 provides examples of sample assessment tasks from a range of training packages--from tourism to information technology. Throughout the kit are activities that can be used individually or in workshops with fellow trainers and assessors to help create understanding of communication in training packages. Section 9 lists 3 contacts and 28 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Communication Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Program Implementation, Student Evaluation, 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