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This guide explains how to run a competition that tests Essential Skills in a fun way. The information contained in the guide is based on a competition organized by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, in 2011.
The competition involves setting up nine stations, each of which requires participants to complete a game representing one Essential Skill. For instance, at the reading game station, participants must solve two detailed riddles, while the document use game involves finding key areas on a map.
Logistically, this competition works best when played with nine teams of four people, the authors note.
The authors provide scoring rubrics for the games, along with tips for organizing the contest.