Course Title: Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GEDU6046C

Course Title: Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4277 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Course Contact: Paschal Somers

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4911

Course Contact Email: paschal.somers@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maria Dimitrakopoulos
TAE Administration Officer
School of Education
Workforce Development
Building 51 - Level 2
80 - 92 Victoria St 3053

Ph: 9925 4933
email: maria.dimitrakopoulos@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge a vocational trainer or assessor requires to identify language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skill requirements of training and the work environment, and to use resources and strategies that meet the needs of the learner group. 

Competence in this unit does not indicate that a person is a qualified specialist adult language, literacy or numeracy practitioner.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills

Element:

1. Analyse LLN requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine LLN skill requirements of the training specification
1.2 Identify and analyse the LLN skill requirements essential to workplace performance
1.3 Determine the LLN skills of the learner group from validated tools and other sources

Element:

2. Select and use resources and strategies to address LLN skill requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify resources to support LLN skill development
2.2 Use learning and assessment materials to support identified LLN requirements, customising where necessary
2.3 Apply learning support strategies in training delivery appropriate to LLN requirements and learner group
2.4 Determine assessment strategies appropriate to LLN requirements and learner group

Element:

3. Use specialist LLN support where required

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review course demands and learner profile to determine if specialist LLN support is required
3.2 Access specialist LLN support where available
3.3 Integrate specialist LLN support into training or assessment practice where required

Element:

4. Evaluate effectiveness of learning support and assessment strategies in addressing LLN requirements

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek feedback on learning support provided and assessment strategies used
4.2 Evaluate learning support and assessment strategies used
4.3 Determine areas for improvement based on evaluation


Learning Outcomes


This course unit will enable you to:

• specify the critical LLN skills essential to workplace performance in an identified industry or sector
• identify cultural and social sensitivities relevant to communicating with individuals who are identified as requiring LLN support
• identify sources of resources, strategies and LLN support available in own training organisation and procedures for accessing them
• explain techniques for evaluating own training and assessment practice.
 


Details of Learning Activities

You will participate in class activities such as: anaylysis of case studies, and scenarios, group discussions and working in teams to analyse and apply LLN strategies to a learner group.


Teaching Schedule

TAELLN411 Delivery Matrix

Intensive prog session noSemester long session noContent/TopicElement
   4   6Program introduction – LLN
• Determine the LLN skills required for training, workplace performance and that of the learner group
• Select and use resources and strategies to address LLN requirements
• Use specialist LLN support where required
• Evaluate effectiveness of learning support and assessment strategies in addressing LLN requirements
 
TAELLN411 –
Elements 1,2,3 & 4
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for the TAE40110 qualification, but several texts are recommended as reading for the program.               


References

Knowles, M. Holton, E. & Swanson, R. (2005). The Adult learner (6th Ed). Elsevier  Butterworth, Heinemann Publishers.
Brookfield, S. (1986). Understanding the Adult Learner. Jossey-Bass
Rogers, A. & Horrocks, N. (2010). Teaching Adults. Open University Press
Biggs, J. & Tang, C. (2003) Teaching for Quality Learning at University. Open University Press.
Hill, Hill and Perlitz. (2013) Vocational Training and Assessment. McGraw Hill Education


Other Resources

Electronic resources are located on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

The unit ’TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills’ is holistically assessed with other units within the TAE40110 qualification. A detailed list of units can be found in the Workplace Project 2 assessment document. 
 


Assessment Tasks

An Online Quiz is available through Blackboard, this can be completed during the program.

Project 1 - an ’in class’ group project in which you design and develop a learning program for a simulated work environment (in class)

Project 2 - a project in which you design, develop, deliver and assess a learning program for your own workplace or a training environment of your choice.

Comprehensive project briefing documents will be provided at the commencement of classes.

It is a requirement of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) program, that all assessment projects (both in-class (Project 1), the workplace (Project 2) and the Quiz Questions are to be submitted electronically through the RMIT ‘C4277TAE’ Blackboard site. You are asked to submit each assessment project as a single ‘PDF’ file, to which you must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet - multiple project files will not be accepted.
 *Please add your name and student no: into the footer of your project document.
 *Please note, that no ‘Hard Copy’ portfolios will be accepted.

RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment
 In submitting your assessment electronically, you declare that in submitting all work for each assessment you have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration. (URL: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/declaration )


Assessment Matrix

TAE40110 Assessment Matrix 

This unit is holistically assessed in Project 1 (in class) and Project 2 (workplace) along with an Online quiz

a detailed assessment matrix in located in Blackboard




 

Other Information

“In adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, trainers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course. These include, but are not limited to:
• Conserving natural resources
• Using recycled materials wherever possible
• Minimising pollution
• Applying energy savings measures
• Reducing waste
Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.”

Attendance
Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy 

 

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