Embedding literacy and numeracy into basic trades training in prisons

Ok… just one more since I can’t stop showing off the success of our fantastic ALEC graduates and their work. Here is Andy Wood – Literacy and Numeracy Ninja – discussing how he uses a basic framing task to embed literacy and numeracy.

What kinds of literacy and numeracy skills do you think the learners would need to focus on in order to create this? Here’s a few for starters:

  • A high enough level of reading comprehension that they can read a plan.
  • A working vocabulary that includes the names of the tools and materials.
  • Number and measurement skills that would allow them to calculate, measure, and cut the timber

What else can you think of? Hit the comment button and let me know.

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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