Workshop Details

This course offers an in-depth look at the issues related to literacy and numeracy within an ITO context, an opportunity to ask questions, explore ideas, and network. As an entry level workshop, no prior knowledge of literacy or numeracy is required.     

Key areas of content include:   

  • the ways in which low literacy or numeracy skills impact individuals and workplaces 
  • the features of the NZ literacy and numeracy infrastructure such as the Learning Progressions, and the Literacy and Numeracy Adult Assessment Tool (LNAAT) 
  • approaches non-teachers can use to support trainers, learners and apprentices 
  • strategies to communicate literacy and numeracy to non-educators 

Who should attend:

The course is designed for ITO staff who are in non-teaching roles who require a firm understanding of the issues surrounding adult literacy and numeracy, such as training advisors or managers. It will also be useful for those new to the sector seeking an introduction to the NZ literacy and numeracy infrastructure.

About the facilitator:

Dr Damon Whitten has a rich background in the fields of literacy, language and numeracy. This includes extensive tutoring working with adults with a range of literacy and numeracy needs with an emphasis on connecting research to teaching practice.

Ako Aotearoa ALNACC PLD Courses


Each module consists of a four-week PLD course starting with a workshop, delivered face-to-face or by video conference.

This is followed by an online community of professional learning. Participants will have the opportunity to practise and reflect on the new learning and exchange experiences and ideas with each other and the facilitator.

Participants can collect evidence of participation and engagement in their PLD Portfolio or Kete.

They can receive a digital badge, or micro-credential, for participation in each of the three components and a ‘gold badge’ if all three badges are collected.

ALNACC PLD courses | Supporting adult literacy, numeracy and cultural capability