Workshop Details

This is a facilitated onlinecoursecomprising two one-hour sessionsand a facilitator supported community of practice requiring one to twohours of involvement per week for four weeks. 

Topics covered

The course covers:

  • how adult difficulties with number skills interferes with course completion, workplace performance and everyday tasks
  • strategies to develop partitioning skills, addition and subtraction skills, multiplicative skills, and problem-solving skills within the context of tertiary programmes
  • support for tutors to develop their own toolbox of contextualised numeracy tasks for their program
  • a process for targeting, planning, and developing adult learners’ numeracy skills
  • a deep-dive into specific strategies designed to effectively develop lower-skilled learners’ number skills
  • introduction to a range of resources designed to develop learners’ skills.

The learning outcomes

 At the end of this course participants will: 

  • understand why learners struggle with number skills and employ strategies to address this
  • use diagnostic assessment to identify learners’ needs and next steps
  • plan, design and deliver targeted and effective lessons to learners
  • use a range of resources in a targeted and contextualised way to support and develop learners' skills.

Who is this course for? 

This course is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice. (Tapatoru Pūkenga Papa Rua – Level 2)

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Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.


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