PLEs for LLN Presentation ACAL Conference October 2013

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Personalised Learning Environments (PLEs) for the Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) classroom.
Presenters: Ann Leske - LLN In-Sight and Jacqueline Bates - Labyrinthe Creative Learning

2013 Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference

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PLEs for LLN Presentation ACAL Conference October 2013

  1. 1. Personalised Learning Environments (PLEs) for the Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) classroomAnn Leske: LLN In-Sight Jacqueline Bates: Labyrinthe Creative Learning
  2. 2. Embedding LLN in vocational and workplace training Context: Personalised Learning Environments (PLE) PLEs to support LLN learners  Introduction  Ann Leske: The LLN classroom context Foundation Skills Embedding LLN & VET  Jacqueline Bates: Personalised Learning Environments Personal Learning Environments explained Why social learning?
  3. 3. www.labyrinthe.com.au Jacqueline Bates
  4. 4. Today we are using Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com/how-it-works
  5. 5. How to vote: pollev.com/jacbates 1. Go to the Poll Everywhere website by typing in the web address into your device’s browser then press GO, ENTER or RETURN (depending on your device) 2. Submit your answer by typing into the response box and press GO, ENTER or RETURN (depending on your device)
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  7. 7. Skills for prosperity Embedding LLN and VET under the Spotlight LLN + Vocational skills taught together
  8. 8. Industry Skills Council s Australian Industry Group ABS ALLS Survey 2006 Australian Government (COAG) Driving forces behind the Australian Government National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults 2012
  9. 9. Foundation Skills Australian Core Skills Framework Employability Skills Digital Technology Learning Communication Numeracy Teamwork Reading Problem solving Writing Initiative and enterprise Oral communication Planning and organising Self management Learning Foundation Skills Training Package FSK 2013
  10. 10. Embedding LLN relates to how literacy and numeracy teaching is organised  One size does not fit all (Zepke 2011, Rogers and Kramer, 2008))  ‘Embedding’ is not understood in just one way (Casey et al 2006)  Needs to be ‘built in’ not ‘bolted on’ to programs ( Zepke 2011, p. 175 referring to Millar and Falk 2002, Wickert and McGuirk 2005; Rogers and Kramer 2008)  Conception of literacy and numeracy makes a difference to implementation (Zepke 2011, p,182)Human capital approach Social practice approach Functional skills Critical, social, human capital focus at same time - functional skills are one element
  11. 11. Knowing the LLN demands Knowing the learners’ LLN goals Knowing what to do
  12. 12. PLEs in Practice What does embedding mean to you? What does embedding mean to you?
  13. 13. PLEs in Practice Why edmodo?
  14. 14. Poll Q: What PLE tools are you using/have tried to develop LLN skills in VET?
  15. 15. PLEs in Practice Embedding numeracy Embedding numeracy example
  16. 16. PLEs in Practice How have you assessed LLN outcomes?
  17. 17. References Emergence of ‘Foundation Skills’ Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006. Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DOSSbytitle/2D7F820 4FEA1D124CA2572E9008079F1?OpenDocument viewed 26/9/13 Australian Industry Group, 2012. When words fail – national workforce literacy project 2012. The Australian Industry Group. Industry Skills Council, 2010. Five good reasons. Commonwealth of Australia Industry Skills Council, 2011. No more excuses. Commonwealth of Australia SCOTESE, 2012 . National foundation skills strategy for adults. Commonwealth of Australia
  18. 18. References Embedding LLN Black, S. & Yasukawa, K, 2010. Time for National Renewal: Australian adult literacy and numeracy as ‘foundation skills’ Literacy and Numeracy Studies Vol 18 No 2 2010 Black, S, Yasukawa, K & Brown, T, 2010. Investigating the ‘crisis’: production workers’ literacy and numeracy practices. NCVER Black, S & Yasukawa, K 2011. Beyond deficit approaches to teaching and learning: Literacy and numeracy in the VET context. University of Technology, Sydney NSW, Australia Casey, H, O. Cara, J, Eldred, S. Grief, R., Hodge, R. Ivanic, et al 2006. You wouldn’t expect a maths teacher to teach plastering: Embedding literacy language and numeracy in post-16 vocational programs – the impact on learning and achievement. London: The National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy Zepke, N 2011. If ‘one size does not fit all’ when embedding adult literacy in the workplace, how can we identify what works? School of Education Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, New
  19. 19. Resources Introduction to Ann Leske LLN In-Sight What does embedding mean to you? Why edmodo? Embedding numeracy example How have you assessed LLN outcomes?

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