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Adult Literacy Educator

Recognition of Achievement


Overview

This program is being phased out. Current students have until Winter 2018 to complete the program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Course Name and host code Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Introduction to Adult Literacy
ADL110
X Suspend offering        
Planning for Literacy Learning
ADL120
  X X Suspend Offering    
Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning
ADL130
X X X Suspend Offering    
Making it Work
ADL140
X X X Suspend Offering    

This program provides an in-depth exploration of the key principles, practices, concepts and issues that shape the role of the literacy educator in the delivery of literacy and essential skills training in one-to-one and group settings.

Literacy workers in Ontario often perform multiple roles in diverse settings. They may find themselves working in roles which include literacy programming as instructors, advocates, administrators and coordinators. This program benefits those working in related areas who are seeking additional educational experiences to complement their experience.


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Curriculum

ADL110
Introduction to Adult Literacy
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This introductory course explores the principles of adult education and the application of these principles to adult literacy settings. Theory behind shaping of the literacy environment to the individual is studied as well as putting these theories into action in an adult literacy environment.




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ADL120
Planning for Literacy Learning
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Prerequisite(s):

ADL 110 - Adult Literacy Learner

This course examines the general instructional strategies for the literacy classroom or one-to-one tutoring settings. The elements of planning and application to the development of long range learning plans, individual lessons and units are covered. Students explore ways to locate, adapt and develop materials and resources for use in literacy learning. An examination of group dynamics and strategies for working with multi-level groups are also covered.




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ADL130
Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning
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Prerequisite(s):

ADL110 - Adult Literacy Learner

In this course students explore the role that assessment plays in the field of adult literacy. While looking at the theory behind the practice, the focus of this course is really on practical application. Assessment is only part of the equation. Analysing the results and evaluating the information gathered in an assessment is equally important.




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ADL140
Making it Work
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Prerequisite(s):

ADL 110 - Adult Literacy Learner

This course is designed for experienced literacy educators who have little familiarity with the development and/or delivery of literacy and basic skills programs in the workplace environment. You gain an understanding of the complexities of relationships between business, labour and employees in the determination of workplace training needs. You examine the key steps in development and delivery of workplace literacy programs and the critical role that evaluation plays.




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Program Outcomes

This program has several overarching objectives, specifically to:

  1. Provide in-depth exploration of key skills, principles, concepts and professional issues of literacy education for adults.
  2. Examine the application of current adult education theories as they relate to the special needs of the literacy learner.

Delivery

These courses are available in an online delivery mode only. Learn about becoming an online learner at The Centre for Flexible Learning website.

Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Note: To be eligible for the Recognition of Achievement in the Adult Literacy Educator program, students need to successfully complete the 4 online courses (equivalent to 192 in class hours).

Program Contacts

Marianne Tang
Part-time Program Assistant
Marianne.Tang@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22536


Dedra Profitt
Program Coordinator
Dedra.Profitt@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22826