What Do The New Standards For Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education Look Like?


I’m glad you asked… There are 11 new unit standards in draft stage at the moment. I’m particularly interested in four of these (and you should be too if you’re involved in foundation education).

The four below will form the basis for assessment against the revised NZCALNE (Voc) qualification.

  • Unit 1: Describe adult literacy and numeracy education in Aotearoa New Zealand (5 credits).
  • Unit 2: Design strategies to embed adult literacy and numeracy in a vocational or workplace programme (10 credits).
  • Unit 3: Plan and facilitate embedded adult literacy and numeracy teaching and learning in the delivery of a training or education programme (15 credits).
  • Unit 4: Use assessment to strengthen adult literacy and numeracy teaching and learning (10 credits).

If you have something to say, the official feedback form is here. Disclosure: I’m in the NZQA working group developing these.


Author: Graeme Smith

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