Responsibility of all
• Literacy
• Numeracy
• Health and Wellbeing
Why the responsibility of all?
•Literacy and numeracy skills are essential to
access the wider curriculum.
•Literacy, nume...
What is numeracy?
“Being numerate involves developing a
confidence and competence in using
number that allows individuals ...
•To what extent do you already provide
numeracy experiences to learners?
•Where does numeracy play a part in your
normal l...
“Literacy is the set of skills which
allows an individual to engage fully
in society and in learning, through
the differen...
Literacy across learning
‘…the greatest impact for learners will
come from all practitioners, in all
learning environments...
To what extent do you provide opportunities for
learners to:
•learn collaboratively and explain their thinking to
others?
...
What is health?
Health is holistic and includes different dimensions -
individual, societal, environmental and global. A
h...
Learning through health and wellbeing
promotes confidence, independent thinking
and positive attitudes and dispositions.
B...
Contributes to:
learning environments which support development of mental,
emotional, social and physical health
young peo...
Workshop question
What are the first steps that will allow all
practitioners to contribute effectively within
LIT-NUM-HWB ...
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Presentation from the 'Turning the new experiences and outcomes into action conference'.

Aberdeen, April 2009.

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Responsibility of all: health and wellbeing, literacy and numeracy across learning

  1. 1. Responsibility of all • Literacy • Numeracy • Health and Wellbeing
  2. 2. Why the responsibility of all? •Literacy and numeracy skills are essential to access the wider curriculum. •Literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing enhance opportunities in life, learning and work. •Low literacy, numeracy skills are linked with social and economic disadvantage which in turn impacts negatively on health and well- being
  3. 3. What is numeracy? “Being numerate involves developing a confidence and competence in using number that allows individuals to solve problems, interpret and analyse information, make informed decisions, function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society.”
  4. 4. •To what extent do you already provide numeracy experiences to learners? •Where does numeracy play a part in your normal learning and teaching? •Does your teaching programme involve estimating, measuring, using and managing money, reading information from charts and tables? Numeracy across learning
  5. 5. “Literacy is the set of skills which allows an individual to engage fully in society and in learning, through the different forms of language which society values and finds useful.” What is literacy?
  6. 6. Literacy across learning ‘…the greatest impact for learners will come from all practitioners, in all learning environments, including rich literacy experiences as part of their day-to-day learning and teaching programmes.’ (principles and practice)
  7. 7. To what extent do you provide opportunities for learners to: •learn collaboratively and explain their thinking to others? •consider the purpose and main concerns in texts, think about reliability of information and acknowledge sources? • find, select, sort, summarise and link information from a variety of sources? • use language effectively to create texts which allow learners to persuade/argue/explore ideas? Literacy across learning
  8. 8. What is health? Health is holistic and includes different dimensions - individual, societal, environmental and global. A holistic approach to health means taking account of separate influences and the interaction of different dimensions Naidoo & Wills 2009
  9. 9. Learning through health and wellbeing promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions. Because of this, it is the responsibility of every teacher to contribute to learning and development in this area Building the Curriculum 1 Health and wellbeing across learning
  10. 10. Contributes to: learning environments which support development of mental, emotional, social and physical health young people’s learning and development through integrated links within the health and wellbeing curricular area interdisciplinary learning and a broad general education And is supported by: a holistic, partnership approach to promoting the health and well being of children and young people, within social and community contexts. Health and wellbeing across learning
  11. 11. Workshop question What are the first steps that will allow all practitioners to contribute effectively within LIT-NUM-HWB across learning • Individually • Department/school • Cross sector • Whole school community?

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