Course Design: Elements to include in the GCTLT module

To gain the NCALE

The NCALE  programme consists of one compulsory 30 credit unit standard, Unit Standard 21204, and 10 credits of electives. The five elements listed above are out of a total of eight in the Unit Standard 21204. The remaining 3 elements will be embedded within the existing GCTLT.  So unit standard 21204 will be assessed by RPL looking at evidence in the new module, other modules in GCTLT and elswhere in the participants work experience. The  complete NCALE will be awarded once the two 5 credit electives have also been completed.

For the purposes of the course Constructing Courses to Enhance Learning (CCEL) I will be concentrating on creating a new module or ‘special topic’ for the GCTLT which will incorporate the elements of the National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education (NCALE) which do not naturally fit into any existing GCTLT course and will stand alone as a cohesive unit.

The units I have identified for inclusion in the new module are:

Element 3 – Identify the literacy demands of the training or education programme.

Element 4 – Identify the literacy strengths and needs of the individual learners in the training or education programme.

Element 5 – Integrate literacy skill development into the delivery of the training or education programme.

Element 6 -Use literacy teaching strategies to promote adult literacy skill development in the training or education programme.

Element 7 – Assess literacy progress in the training or education programme.

The facilitation of these elements will follow the idea of the teacher as the curator and the theory of social constructivism.

*George Siemens – [http://facilitatingonlinecommunities.blogspot.com/2007/09/george-siemens-presentation.html Curatorial Teaching] – a creative way to nuture your students.

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