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Authors: Freda Hudson
This booklet is divided into sections on the kitchen; laundry and cleaning; the bathroom; beauty tips; medical hints; auto tips; and useful things to keep in the house. The author includes tips for choosing produce and stocking up on cleaning supplies.
The booklet is not designated as being at a particular reading level. It is clearly written but the vocabulary is not easy and, in some instances, can be challenging.
A year of learning with Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN)
Series: Yearbook – HCLN
This document is a collection of writings by students and friends of the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), one of 35 community-based adult learning programs funded through the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Learner writings include personal stories, poetry and book reports. One woman wrote about leaving her birthplace in Ethiopia and making a new home in Canada, while another learner described his years as a coal miner.
The collection also includes messages of support from officials of other literacy organizations along with personal reflections by volunteers with HCLN.
The title comes from an essay by a learner, who also provided the cover art for the collection.
Authors: Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Department of Education, Home and School Federation of PEI, La Fédération des parents de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, PEI Literacy Alliance, Provincial Library Service
This guide was prepared for parents of children in grades 1 to 3, the time when most children learn to read. The guide contains tips to help your child read and develop a love of reading. Choose the tips that are the most helpful and fun for you and your child. This guide comes with a warm welcome from PEI's libraries. A new library keycard is attached to the cover of the guide.
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.
A Frontier College Tutor's Guide
Frontier College developed this guide as an aid for those involved in training volunteer homework club tutors. The purpose of tutor training is to extend tutors’ knowledge, strengthen their skills and increase their confidence so they feel prepared to tutor. This resource guide has been designed for both new and experienced facilitators. Different groups can adapt these resources to reflect the needs and strengths of their particular students, volunteers and community. This guide contains the following information to help facilitators plan and design their training agenda:
- a sample training agenda
- a list of considerations to keep in mind when designing a tutor training agenda
- workshop modules which include some reading theory to explain when and why to use a certain tutoring technique
- hand‐outs for workshop exercises
Authors: Sandra Hennessey
An overview of Information Literacy (IL) is provided to introduce the IL process. A brief overview of the National Occupational Classification (NOC), a system of classifying Canadian occupation is presented, followed by information on Essential Skills (ES) and Essential Skills profiles. These four systems, or structures, were used to find and examine the Essential Skill of Finding Information within the context of Information Literacy in ES profiles of occupations requiring college post-secondary education or apprenticeship training. The occupational areas were determined using previous research documents.
Information Literacy, both as a concept and term, was coined in 1974 by Paul Zurkowski, then president of the Information Industry Association. Originally, the term described the use of library research tools and materials. Over the last 35 years the definition has evolved to include or encompass technology, problem-based learning and thinking skills. The timeline below provides a simple view of some of the major concepts that have impacted on and continue to impact on the concept and definition of Information Literacy.
Series: Audio Centre - HRSDC
This brief audio file introduces a series of podcasts developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
In this segment, the manager of the Essential Skills profiles group in OLES explains that podcasts give the listener the option of choosing which segments they want to hear, an important consideration when time is short.
As well, the listener is able to rewind or fast-forward; save the podcast on a computer; or access it from a portable media device.
This video focuses on a woman who trained for a new, more rewarding job after an injury forced her out of the old one. She had worked for years in the stockroom of a bookstore but, after an injury, wasn’t able to return to the heavy lifting required in her old job.
After being out of work for a year, she enrolled in the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW), funded by the Government of Canada in partnership with provinces and territories. The program helps workers either go back to the workplace or determine what training they will require to find another job.
In this case, the woman eventually became a legal assistant in a law firm.
Job enhancement occurs when an employee is given new responsibilities that allow him to develop his skills. This guide explains how employers can expand employees’ opportunities for improving their skills and provides sample job enhancement activities.
The authors note that job enhancement can benefit employers by addressing skill shortages, improving performance, and reducing employee turnover.
This is a collection of writings by adult learners taking part in programs offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving that region of Nova Scotia.
Much of the writing revolves around the theme of journeys, in both the literal and figurative senses of the word. One learner wrote about a trip to Toronto, while others have written about their journeys to learning.
Some learners have written about hobbies, while others have prepared book reports and movie reviews.
Other contributors have written about their experiences as teachers and tutors with the HCLN.