ERIC Number: ED457398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Inside Out! A Workbook for the CGEA.
Oldfield, Jenni; Pullam, Rosemary
This resource book features texts and activities for students in Australian correctional environments to develop skills necessary to complete the Certificates of General Education for Adults (CGEA). Resources and activities are geared for students at level 3 of the CGEA in reading and writing. A table provides examples of how texts and activities support CGEA delivery. "Being Australian" encourages students to look at different cultures, introduces the debate on the stolen generation through letters to the editor, and looks at experiences of two migrants. A recipe from Vietnam provides a model and integrated numeracy practice. Students write about themselves in an extended piece. "Are You Mad?" uses a quiz to introduce ways to deal with conflict; encourages students to look at the way they interact with people around them; provides information on passive, aggressive, and assertive behavior styles; and offers students the opportunity to examine their own reactions in a range of situations. Activities include using a dictionary, discussion points, and interpreting quiz results. The unit ends with student role-plays. "Agony and Ecstasy" uses the theme of drug abuse to promote reading and writing. Texts include a survey on illegal drug use, newspaper articles, instructions on basic first aid, and information texts on health services. The unit ends with role-plays about dealing with health service providers and situations. "That Smells!" introduces uses of aromatherapy. Activities include a cloze text on the history of essential oils, sentence level writing practice, dictionary work, and integrated numeracy practice. The unit suggests students explore the impact of layout and design on text by producing an aromatherapy chart and write a piece on their opinion of aromatherapy and its uses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Conflict Resolution, Correctional Education, Cultural Awareness, Developed Nations, Drug Abuse, First Aid, Foreign Countries, Health Services, High School Equivalency Programs, Indigenous Populations, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Reading Skills, Role Playing, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria). Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia