Directorate forLifelong LearningAdult Basic Skills ProvisionMario CardonaEducation Officer(Lifelong Learning)Mario.cardona...
Selection and CPD Selection of staff is through a public call and a rigorousinterview. Professional teachers are recruite...
Quality Assurance A common framework is adopted by alladult educators in numeracy and literacyand in computer awareness ...
Feedback to adult learners Learners are provided continuous feedback through theuse of a checklist whereby the adult educ...
Validation Basic skills (Literacy & Numeracy)courses and Computer Awareness havebeen level rated at MQF level 1 A proces...
Strategic Partners The Directorate provides basic skillscourses in its Adult Education Centres,seven in Malta and one in ...
 Other community based courses are provided inconjunction with ACCESS community centres,with the Paulo Freire Institute a...
Employers The Directorate has cooperated with theArmed Forces of Malta to conduct a wideranging up-skilling exercise by p...
Learners who sat for the formalassessment in basic skills at MQF level 10501001502002503002011 2012NumeracyEnglishMaltese
Computer Awareness Coursescarried out in 2011-2012020406080100120140160180200learnersattended coursesat successfully for f...
Other courses The Directorate offers a number of MQF 1 courses ina number of languages with the aim of enabling adultstak...
Its never too late to learn!Qatt mhu tard biex titgħallem!Thankyou!Grazzi!
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Basic skills courses offered by the directorate for lifelong learning

  1. 1. Directorate forLifelong LearningAdult Basic Skills ProvisionMario CardonaEducation Officer(Lifelong Learning)Mario.cardona@ilearn.edu.mt
  2. 2. Selection and CPD Selection of staff is through a public call and a rigorousinterview. Professional teachers are recruited for thejob with at least an MQF level 6 qualification A coordinator for Basic Skills (Literacy and Numeracy)and a coordinator for ICT take care of courses logisticsand courses development Staff are offered Continuous Professional Developmentthrough pre-service and in-service training sessions.Plans are in hand for the validation of these courses Coordinators also perform class visits to offer supportto staff throughout the course
  3. 3. Quality Assurance A common framework is adopted by alladult educators in numeracy and literacyand in computer awareness A coordinator for Quality Assurancesupports the overall process by payingvisits to classes, and by helpingcoordinators to develop mechanisms forthe provision of feedback to adulteducators
  4. 4. Feedback to adult learners Learners are provided continuous feedback through theuse of a checklist whereby the adult educator assessesthe acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencealong the course A portfolio is compiled by learners along the coursewhere they keep evidence of the Learning outcomesreached A standardised end-of-course formal assessment iscarried out to certify whether the learner has acquired thenecessary level A second assessor reviews the marked assessmentpapers for the sake of consistency and transparency.
  5. 5. Validation Basic skills (Literacy & Numeracy)courses and Computer Awareness havebeen level rated at MQF level 1 A process for the validation of level 2Basic Skills courses is currently inprocess
  6. 6. Strategic Partners The Directorate provides basic skillscourses in its Adult Education Centres,seven in Malta and one in Gozo It has established a working relationshipwith the Department of LocalGovernment to provide Basic Skillscourses in Local Councils through aspecial funding scheme
  7. 7.  Other community based courses are provided inconjunction with ACCESS community centres,with the Paulo Freire Institute and SVDPResidence Basic Skills courses and Computer Awarenesscourses are provided in conjunction with theNational Council of Women and FITA The Directorate supports NGOs working withdisadvantaged groups in the provision of BasicSkills and Computer Awareness courses such asCaritas and St Jeanne Antide Foundation
  8. 8. Employers The Directorate has cooperated with theArmed Forces of Malta to conduct a wideranging up-skilling exercise by providingBasic Skills courses for army recruits invarious centres in Malta and Gozo This service can be provided to otheremployers who may be interested in theskilling, re-skilling or up-skilling of theirworkforce
  9. 9. Learners who sat for the formalassessment in basic skills at MQF level 10501001502002503002011 2012NumeracyEnglishMaltese
  10. 10. Computer Awareness Coursescarried out in 2011-2012020406080100120140160180200learnersattended coursesat successfully for finalassessment
  11. 11. Other courses The Directorate offers a number of MQF 1 courses ina number of languages with the aim of enabling adultstake up the learning of foreign languages starting offfrom a very basic level. We are currently in the process of validating level 2courses in the various languages. The same applies for a variety of craft courses withthe aim of provided accreditation to learners wholearn either a foreign language or a craft. The Directorate also organises a number of familylearning courses where parents are educated inknowledge, skills and competences related to theirchildren’s education – complement the basic skills.
  12. 12. Its never too late to learn!Qatt mhu tard biex titgħallem!Thankyou!Grazzi!

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