About the course

Get started with adult literacy and numeracy by learning the basics of what you need to know to embed literacy and numeracy into adult community, vocational or workplace programmes in this non-specialist introduction.

Course outline

This course includes three online workshops and a follow-up assessment task, with online content on Pathways Awarua.

Participants will have the opportunity to practise and reflect on the new learning and exchange experiences and ideas with each other and the facilitator. This course is part of a package of three courses on embedding literacy and numeracy. The other two courses are: Getting started | Learner-centred teaching and cultural capability and Getting started | Mapping literacy and numeracy demands.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • interpret definitions for language, literacy and numeracy, including those from Te Ao Māori, and a Pacific worldview
  • use established frameworks, including those from Te Ao Māori, Pacific, the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy, and the Learning Progressions for Adult Numeracy
  • describe factors contributing to poor adult language, literacy and numeracy outcomes, including colonisation.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for new vocational education teaching or learning support staff and others seeking to expand their understanding of the basics of adult literacy and numeracy. It’s designed for new and existing practitioners who are not literacy and numeracy specialists and who have no, or limited knowledge of, adult literacy and numeracy.

Course content aligns with the NZCALNE (Voc) qualification at level 5.

About the facilitator

Graeme SmithGraeme Smith's education work encompasses professional development with vocational foundation learning educators as well as consulting with government, tertiary organisations and others. His expertise includes literacy, numeracy and cultural capability and the Tapatoru Award framework.

Ako Aotearoa Badges

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

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Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything is evidence-based, practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

Our range of PLD workshops and courses can be delivered online or face-to-face, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can deliver in-house professional development targeted to your needs. For face-to-face options, we can come to you. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget.
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from!