Workshop Details

Event details 

This course starts with a full-day workshop and is followed by a facilitator supported community of practice requiring 1-2 hours of involvement per week for four weeks. 

Topics covered 

Topics covered in this course:

  • The different kinds of literacy and numeracy, including embedded literacy and numeracy.
  • Some of the factors associated with low adult literacy and numeracy rates.
  • Cultural capability, including concepts, approaches and models from Māori and Pacific worldviews.
  • The infrastructure we have in Aotearoa New Zealand for literacy and numeracy, including the Learning Progressions, the LNAAT, and the Tapatoru Foundation Learning Professional Standards Framework.  

The learning outcomes

At the end of this course participants will:

  • understand different kinds of literacy and numeracy, including embedded literacy and numeracy  
  • have an awareness of some of the factors associated with low adult literacy and numeracy and what to do about them 
  • have an awareness of the wide range of resources available for supporting and strengthening literacy and numeracy. 

Who is this in-house course for?

This course is recommended for pastoral care or learning support staff with no or limited teaching responsibilities, new practitioners, and teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice (TapatoruPūkenga Papa Tahi/Rua – Level One/Two). 

About the facilitator 

Graeme Smith's education work encompasses professional development with vocational teachers and foundation educators as well as education consulting with government departments, tertiary education organisations and others. His expertise includes literacy, numeracy and cultural capability and the Tapatoru professional standards framework. Find out more about his work or connect with him on LinkedIn.    

Ako Aotearoa badges 

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

Email aln@ako.ac.nz for more information or to book an in-house course on this topic. 

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

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Come to one of our half-day or full-day public workshops taking place throughout the year in different parts of the country.
  3. Online learning courses
    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application.