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: C5321 - Diploma of Training Design and Development

Course Contact: Program Administrative Officer

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4933

Course Contact Email: trainme@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

All enquiries:
 Course coordinator
 Mark Mossuto
 ph 99254929
 mark.mossuto@rmit.edu.au

Facilitator
 Peter Murphy
 ph 99254343
 peter.murphy@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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise the core language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) demands of training and assessment, and to tailor training and assessment to suit individual skill levels, including accessing relevant support resources.


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


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse LLN requirements
  • Select and use resources and strategies to address LLN skill requirements
  • Use specialist LLN support where required
  • Evaluate effectiveness of learning support and assessment strategies in addressing LLN requirements


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Details of Learning Activities

This course is online. Activities may include:

Online activities which may include discussion threads and/or blogs and wikis
 Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
 Oral or written questioning
 Assignments and projects
 Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
 Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
 Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer


Teaching Schedule

For students who commenced February 2016

This course is taught over 13 sessions in semesters 1 & 2. The course forms part of a cluster of 4 courses which together are referred to as the "Design" cluster; the other 3 units of the Design cluster are TAEDES502A Design and develop learning resources, TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies and TAEASS502B Design and develop assessment tools.  In every session various elements will be covered from each unit in the cluster.

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs.

SessionContentTAEDES501ATAEDES502ATAEASS502BTAELLN411
1

 

Overview of course content and assessment requirements. The overview will summarise how learning strategies and resources are designed and developed in order to meet a specific training need, and how to develop assessment tools associated with the program design while addressing LLN skills across the 3 units.

 

 E1,E2,E3,E4 E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 E1,E2,E3,E4E1,E2,E3,E4
2

Scoping the requirements of a training program - what we look at:

Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

Resources:Understanding your target audience

Assessment: Focus of the Assessment tool

LLN: analyse LLN requirements
 

 E1E1E1E1
3

Scoping the requirements of a training program - what we look at:

Strategies:Clarifying what is needed in a learning strategy

Resources:Understanding your target audience

Assessment: Focus of the Assessment tool

LLN: analyse LLN requirements

 

E1 E1 E1E1
4

Strategies: design your program strategy

LLN: Select and use resources & strategies + specialist support

 

 E2  E2&E3
5

Resources: design your learning resources to be used in your program

LLN: Select and use resources & strategies + specialist support

 E2  
6

Assessment: design your assessment tool based on your program requirements and resources used

LLN: LLN: Select and use resources & strategies + specialist support

  E2E2&E3
7

Strategies: develop your intended program strategy

 

 E3  E2
8

Resources: develop your learning resources as determined by your program design

 

 E3 E2
9

Assessment: develop your assessment tools based on your program outcome requirements

  E3E2
10

Trial and review: one of your program strategies, one of your resources and all of your assessment tools

 

E4E4E4 
11

Trial and review: one of your program strategies, one of your resources and all of your assessment tools

 E4E4 E4 
12Trial and review: one of your program strategies, one of your resources and all of your assessment toolsE4E4E4 
13

Resources: evaluate design and development process

LLN: evaluate effectiveness of LLN support

 E5 E4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

"Professional Training and Assessment" by Dan Hill, Terry Hill and Lee Perlitz, McGraw-Hill, 2013 will be the prescribed text for this course. 


References


Other Resources

At the beginning of the course students will be directed to various web-based material and/or electronic copies of learning resources.

Electronic resources are located on myRMIT, myStudies.


Overview of Assessment

 

During the program you will complete assessment tasks which are listed, in detail, at the beginning of the course. These tasks may include :

  • Workplace based projects
  • Contributions to online discussion forums
  • A professional conversation

An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

 


 


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following tasks to a satisfactory standard.
 You will receive written feedback on all assessment tasks.

Task 1: Address LLN skills in two learning resources

Customise and use at least two learning resources to address LLN requirements.

Task 2:  Address LLN skills in two instructional strategies

Select, use and review at least two instructional strategies that directly address the identified LLN needs of the learner group.

Task 3: Address LLN skills in two assessment strategies

Select, use and review at least two assessment strategies that cater for the identified LLN needs of the learner group

For each of the above tasks you must:

 
•use tools to identify the LLN skill requirements (reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy) of the training specification and/or assessment process relevant to vocational delivery
•identify available sources of support to address at least two of the identified LLN skill needs of the learner group
•use various sources to gather information on the current LLN skills of a learner group
•use advice from specialist LLN practitioners to inform practice
•determine areas for improvement of own practice
 

Task 4: Online discussion boards - see detailed assessment task requirements (Blackboard)


Contribute to online discussion boards. You will be evaluated using the following criteria:
•frequency of reading messages and posting responses;
•keeping to the topic with pertinent quality posts;
•engaging in critical dialogue through responding to other student’s posts and comments

Further details of the above assessment tasks will be provided in session 1, semester 1 via myRMIT>myStudies.

It is a requirement of the Dip of Training Design and development (TAE50211) program that all assessment work be submitted electronically through the program shell in Blackboard. You are asked to submit any workplace projects as a single Word or PDF file which must include a signed RMIT Cover Sheet; multiple project files will not be accepted.

Submission deadlines:

Tasks 1-4 need to be submitted by midnight Friday July 15, 2016


 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 )

Grades used in this unit are as follows:


 CA Competency Achieved
 NYC Not Yet Competent
 DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix will be available in week 1 of semester 1 via myRMIT>my Studies.

Other Information

Attendance/Participation
 Your course involves participating in all online activities as directed by your facilitator. It is strongly advised that you do participate in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.


Student Progress
 Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student program policy
 You will be asked to participate in discussions with relevant teachers and your Program Co-ordinator. Such discussions may be conducted in a number of ways eg face-to-face, via telephone, using Skype or Google Hangout, etc. They are an important way of giving you feedback and supporting you by monitoring your academic progress.

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.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

Appeals

RMIT appeals process is available on the Appeals webpage www.rmit.edu.au/students/appeals


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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