National Diploma in Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education: Ideas on How to Package It – Part 2


Here are my thoughts on one of the three smaller assessment tasks that would lay a foundation for at least two much larger embedded literacy and numeracy projects as coursework for the NDipALNE

Assessment Task 1: Context – National & International Influences

Candidates for assessment based in a country other than New Zealand would have the option of contextualising their report to that country’s indigenous and other cultural communities.

  • Describe the impact of national & international influences on the adult literacy and numeracy sector in a 2000 word report
  • In terms of national impact the report would need to cover influences including the effects of colonisation, at least one government policy, one piece of national research, and one influence from either the historical context, the effects of immigration, urbanisation, or another piece of legislation. The discussion would also cover the the impact of these on teaching practices, adult learners, and well-being of Maori, as well as one other cultural community in Aotearoa.
  • With regards to international impact, the report would need to include discussion of one piece of international research, one example of an overseas government policy, and one example of overseas best practice for literacy and numeracy development. Candidates would need to describe these in terms of the socio-political underpinnings, their impact on sector development, and government policy, as well as their impact on teaching practices and adult learners in New Zealand.
  • The report would also need to make clear any connections or relationship between international and national influences.

Writing frame for the report

One possible structure for generating the report could be the following:
  1. Introduction
    1. Scope of report
    2. Preview of report structure
  2. Body of report
    1. National influences on literacy and numeracy sector development
      1. Colonisation
      2. Government policy
      3. National research
      4. Immigration (or Urbanisation, Legislation, or Historical influence)
    2. Summary of impacts on literacy and numeracy sector development from national influences.
      1. Impact on teaching practices
      2. Impact on adult learners
      3. Impact on Maori
      4. Impact on another cultural community
    3. International influences impacting on literacy and numeracy sector development
      1. International research
        1. Socio-political underpinnings
        2. Impact on sector development
        3. Impact on government policy
      2. Overseas resources
        1. Socio-political underpinnings
        2. Impact on sector development
        3. Impact on government policy
      3. Overseas best practice (or Overseas government policy)
        1. Socio-political underpinnings
        2. Impact on sector development
        3. Impact on government policy
    4. Summary of Impacts
      1. Impact on teaching practices
      2. Impact on adult learners in Aotearoa New Zealand
    5. Relationship between international and national influences
  3. Summary
    1. Review of report structure and content
    2. Summary of conclusions

Any thoughts let me know in the comments

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