Literacy and Numeracy for Basic Trades

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2015-08
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL);
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
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In response to requests from the small island states of the Pacific region, COL, working in partnership with the Pacific Association of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (PATVET) produced a series of courses titled Basic Trade for Small Island Nations. This series provided the resources to teach people in remote communities the basic trade skills for working with timber, concrete and small engines. The series can be found on this link. In order to assist with literacy development to aid in the full utilisation of these resources, COL, working with the Oloamanu Centre of the National University of Samoa and with the support of PATVET, developed a course on basic vocational literacy and numeracy for basic trades. Educators from six Pacific Island nations were involved in the course writing. The course consists of the following five modules:

  1. Building vocabulary // 2. Listening and speaking // 3. Reading and understanding // 5. Numeracy // Each module contains a student workbook and a tutor guide. A guide for managers is also made available, along with audio content to support learning. The audio content was produced by the Communications Team at the National University of Samoa.
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Technical/Vocational Education and Training (TVET),Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD),Literacy,Language Education
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Pacific
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