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Fine print, vol. 37, no. 2, 2014

This issue of 'Fine print' contains the following feature articles: 'Foundation or fantasy?: foundation skills in context' by Allie Clemens (pages 3-6, 12), which is an edited version of the keynote address given at the 2014 From LLN to Foundation Skills forum; 'Men's learning: the conviviality of men's sheds' by Barry Golding (pages 7-12), which highlights the growth of the 'men's sheds movement' - men learning through life; and 'Virtual literacies and multiliteracies: an ecology arts-based pedagogical model' by Susan M. Holloway (pages 13-16), which describes the kinds of literacies learners experienced using photography. This issue also contains: 'Teaching and assessing conundrums' by Lindee Conway (pages 17-20); Maximise the learning: look for opportunity' by Debbie Sperandio (pages 20-21, 35); 'Getting started: building positive attitudes to numeracy' by Beth Marr (pages 22-24); Integrating literacy and numeracy' by Lidia Interlandi and Chris Tully (pages 24-26); 'Reading the signs' by Tricia Bowen (pages 27-29); From LLN to Foundation Skills forum' by Sandra Wolfe and Jan Hagston (pages 29-30); Professional conversations' by Sally Thompson (pages 30-31, 37); 'E mau ana ka mo'olelo: our natives endure' by Ros Bauer (pages 32-35); 'Making learning real: an interview with Susie Sullivan' by Lynne Matheson (pages 36-37); Numeracy in focus' by Tina Berghella (pages 38-39).

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Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; China;
Resource type: Journal issue
Subjects: Literacy; Numeracy; Language;

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A world of learning: Canada's performance and potential in international education

In chapter one, this report examines internationalisation in Canada and the growing importance of international education, including an overview of policy, marketing efforts and immigration issues. Chapter two focuses on the students, with an analysis of where the students come from and what makes them choose Canada for their education. Chapter three examines the results from the 2013 International Student Survey and their general satisfaction with their student experience. Chapter four looks at Canadian students who study abroad. Chapter five presents case studies of programs that serve as pathways to education and employment. Chapter six explores two trends in international education: offshore campuses through public-private partnerships and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

In chapter one, this report examines internationalisation in Canada and the growing importance of international education, ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: Canada; North America
Resource type: Report
Subjects: International education; Performance; Higher education;

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Health and Care Certificate: the accreditation document

This document contains an extension of the former home economics awards which this curriculum replaces. However, the document represents an advance of the knowledge and skills from the traditional area being extended into paid and unpaid voluntary and full and part-time employment in a range of activities. These activities encompass caring agencies, consumer consultants, meal service, service agencies, and community health workers. The awards have an educational structure but are sufficiently flexible to allow students to dictate their own study format and to produce a program that best suits each individual's needs.

This document contains an extension of the former home economics awards which this curriculum replaces. However, the ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: South Australia. Department of Technical and Further Education
Date: 1982
Geographic subjects: South Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Teaching and training material
Subjects: Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Qualifications;

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Hairdressing Certificate (basic trade) curriculum document

This curriculum document was developed in close concert with the hairdressing industry and the Industrial and Commercial Training Commission. It should be read in association with the included hairdressing apprentice training record, a log book which, when filled in, will provide a record of what is taught at the college together with a record and assessment standards of the apprentice's work experience and on-the-job training. The book is divided into three main areas: (1) an introduction and information section for the employer and apprentice; (2) the evaluation and communication section, whereby the employer and college can communicate information of concern each to the other, and to the understanding of the apprentice; and (3) the major practical section with a breakdown of task competencies. Each publication reflects and records the responsibilities of both the educational institution and the employer, providing an integrated (TAFE/industry) curriculum.

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Corporate authors: South Australia. Department of Technical and Further Education
South Australia. Industrial and Commercial Training Commission
Date: 1982
Geographic subjects: South Australia; Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Teaching and training material
Subjects: Apprenticeship; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training;

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Generation Z commence university: choosing the right course

[The year] 2014 marks the first year of Generation Z, those born since 1995, entering university. They are the most digitally supplied, globally connected, and formally educated generation in history. They not only have more institutions to consider - from traditional universities to private colleges, but more ways to study - from on-campus to online, and more course options than ever before. As these Gen Zs begin their university studies and many of Australia’s Gen Ys seek to further their current qualifications, McCrindle Research analyses [Australian Bureau of Statistics] ABS and Graduate Careers Australia data to compile lists of the best degrees [in terms of return on investment].

[The year] 2014 marks the first year of Generation Z, those born since 1995, entering university. They are the most ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: McCrindle Research (Firm)
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Paper
Subjects: Higher education; Youth; Teaching and learning;

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Reference report of the Icelandic Qualifications Framework ISQF to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning EQF

This document is the official reference report for Iceland, providing a comprehensive referencing of the Icelandic National Qualifications Framework (ISQF) to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF). The report serves to establish a reference to the EQF to the Icelandic qualifications framework (ISQF) which has been developed and agreed by relevant authorities and stakeholders according to the criteria and procedures presented and agreed by the EQF Advisory Group. The referencing process was administered by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and conducted by the Icelandic National Contact Point (NCP) or coordination committee. The report covers the whole Icelandic education system that leads to a qualification, starting from the upper secondary level to the higher education level, covering also the overlap in the first level which corresponds both to the last year of compulsory school as well as to the first qualifications at upper secondary school. Complete lists of ISQF and EQF descriptors, all levels, are provided in the annexes to this report.

This document is the official reference report for Iceland, providing a comprehensive referencing of the Icelandic National ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Iceland. Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Iceland; Europe
Resource type: Report
Subjects: Qualifications; Governance; Teaching and learning;

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Footwear industrial sewing machinist course: modules 1-6

The aim of this training module is to assist the trainee footwear machinist in becoming competent in the identification of the four basic types of footwear industrial sewing machines: (1) flat bed; (2) post bed; (3) post trimmer; and (4) fur overlocker. The module is designed to develop the following competencies: to operate safely and to keep the machines in good running order; to organise the sewing machine work area efficiently; to be skilled in various assembly techniques of leather components; to combine speed with efficiency and quality; to understand the principle of a lock stitch machine; to thread correctly; to change needles correctly; and to understand the types of feeding mechanisms, shuttles, and feet.

The aim of this training module is to assist the trainee footwear machinist in becoming competent in the identification of ...  Show Full Abstract  

Corporate authors: Marleston College of TAFE
Date: 1983
Geographic subjects: South Australia; Australia; Oceania
Resource type: Teaching and training material
Subjects: Vocational education and training; Industry; Teaching and learning

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Technical teachers' perception of factors affecting practical skill acquisition among technical college graduates in Adamawa State Nigeria

The purpose of this study was to investigate technical teachers' perception of factors affecting practical skill acquisition among technical college graduates in Adamawa state, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: determine the availability of infrastructures for the teaching/learning of practical skill in technical colleges; find out the adequacy of workshop personnel and instructional materials needed for the teaching/learning of practical skill in the technical college workshops; determine the factors related to teachers that affect the teaching/learning of practical skill; and find out effect of learner's disposition on the teaching/learning of practical skill. The study has identified gross inadequacy of infrastructural facilities, tools, equipment, workshop attendants and appropriate students' disposition. Lack of these has caused the dearth of practical skills in technical college graduates. It is recommended that government take a step towards providing classrooms, libraries and functional workshops with standby generators for all the trades in the technical colleges. It is also recommended that the government should develop a teacher trainer program whereby teachers of technical vocational education can be trained more practically in their specific skill areas.

The purpose of this study was to investigate technical teachers' perception of factors affecting practical skill acquisition ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Kumazhege, Stephen Zira; Egunsola, A. O. E.
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Nigeria; Africa
Journal title: Educational research international
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training;

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Mentoring trainee teachers in the voluntary and community sector: a case study in initial teacher training

This thesis is a case study of a small number of voluntary and community sector (VCS) education providers in the East of England. It focuses on their response to the introduction of mentoring for initial teacher training (ITT) and aims to describe existing interpretations and practice, highlight confusion and concerns and offer insights into the next steps for both the VCS and providers of ITT courses in the wider sector. From 2007, all new teachers in the post compulsory education and training sector are required to undergo ITT which includes mandatory mentoring support. This research was undertaken in the period immediately following the introduction of this requirement.

This thesis is a case study of a small number of voluntary and community sector (VCS) education providers in the East of ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Morris, Beverley
Date: 2009
Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe
Resource type: Thesis
Subjects: Teaching and learning; Research; Providers of education and training

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Training career practitioners: opportunities and challenges

The world of work is not what it used to be; therefore, the work performed by career practitioners must continually evolve to keep pace with the emerging career development challenges people experience. In this chapter the author discusses the need for effective career practitioner training to address individual and societal needs in the current context, factors influencing career practitioner training, and future trends related to career practitioner training.

The world of work is not what it used to be; therefore, the work performed by career practitioners must continually evolve ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Niles, Spencer G.
Date: 2014
Resource type: Book chapter
Series name: International and cultural psychology
Subjects: Career development; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge;

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