TEC Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy Refresh Consultation


Greetings all…! The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) are doing a refresh on their Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy. This has implications for you if you work with foundation level learners in tertiary education in New Zealand.

I’d like to encourage you to read the consultation document and respond with your ideas and feedback. Specifically, the TEC is looking for feedback on what we need to do next to strengthen literacy and numeracy skills in the adult population as well as achieve national goals relating to social and economic outcomes from foundation level education.

I’ve pasted in the blurb from the TEC below, but the web link is here if you want to click through. We’ve all got until 27 February 2015 to respond.


The TEC is refreshing its Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy (Strategy). The refreshed Strategy will guide the TEC’s work in adult literacy and numeracy from 2016 to 2020.

What is the Strategy?

The Strategy sets out the TEC’s work streams as well as future strategic directions for the TEC’s work in lifting adult literacy and numeracy. The current Adult Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy (PDF, 512 Kb) was adopted by the TEC Board and publicly released in September 2012.

Read more about the TEC’s current literacy and numeracy work.

Consultation Paper

The TEC has drafted a Consultation Paper to seek your feedback on the TEC’s proposed future priorities within a refreshed Strategy. This paper reflects findings from the TEC workshops held in late 2014 with key stakeholders, as well as the TEC’s initial thinking.

What do we want feedback on?

We want your feedback on what needs to be done more, and done better, to lift adult literacy and numeracy skills, achieve the government’s goals, and improve economic and social outcomes from foundation-level education.

We want to know what you think are the most important areas to act on, as well as other areas of action we haven’t yet considered.

How to provide feedback on the Consultation Paper

There are two ways to give written feedback that will help us refresh the Strategy.

  1. Fill out the feedback forms that appear throughout the Consultation Paper, OR
  2. Read the Consultation Paper without feedback forms, and then fill out the separate consolidated feedback form.

NOTE: You don’t have to fill out all sections of the feedback form. It is fine if you only want to comment on some aspects of the Consultation Paper.

When is feedback due?

Please send your completed feedback form to sectorhelpdesk@tec.govt.nz by:

  • 5pm, Friday 27 February 2015

We may contact you in March to follow up or learn more about your feedback.

If you have questions about the paper:

If you have questions or require clarification about the Consultation Paper, contact David Do – Advisor, Literacy and Numeracy at david.do@tec.govt.nz.

If you would like to discuss the paper and give face-to-face feedback:

We are happy to meet with organisations in the tertiary sector associated with adult literacy and numeracy where possible during this first consultation period.

Meeting requests should be put through to david.do@tec.govt.nz.

What happens after this consultation period?

We will consider all the feedback we receive during this first consultation period and we will use it to develop a full draft Strategy to be released for further consultation by April.

We will consider the April feedback and expect to finalise the Strategy by June 2015.

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