Teach Better Now with ALEC in 2017
We’re in the middle of a transition from the existing NCALNE (Voc) to the newer version of this qualification – the NZCALNE (Voc). Most qualifications are now in the process of shifting from the old “National” qualifications to the current “New Zealand” quals.
It’s a bit of a messy transition as we’re all caught in the middle. We really like the new unit standards so we want to switch everyone to the newest version as fast as possible. This means that we’re writing the new content as we go.
If you have the old assessment 1 and you want to see the new one, please email us on email@example.com and ask for the new assessment 1 template.
If this is confusing, please email as well or ring Graeme on 0800-ALEC-1-2. There will be some teething problems to make the shift, but we’d rather roll out the new qualification now rather than later. It’s much better.
New course structure
The new course structure is similar to the old with a few changes to make it more streamlined. There’s a short explanation below and a longer one here.
New Assessment 1
You are welcome to stick with the old assessment 1 if you’ve already made a start. But if you haven’t, here is what you need to know below.
New content for assessment 1 is complete but it hasn’t made its way onto Pathways Awarua just yet. But it is on Graeme’s blog now.
The new assessment 1 no longer requires you to write a report and there are only three parts. There’s still work to do, but it’s a lot easy to focus on just the three content areas of definitions, frameworks, and factors.
Down below are the links you need for all of the new content for Assessment 1 including:
- What do we mean? Definitions for literacy and numeracy
- What’s under the hood? Frameworks we use in adult literacy and numeracy
- Why do we have this problem? Factors associated with low adult literacy and numeracy.
Follow the links below for definitions and explanations
What do we mean?
- What is literacy?
- What is numeracy?
- What is embedded literacy and numeracy?
- What is literacy for Māori?
- What is literacy for Pasifika?
- What is ESOL?
- Thinking more deeply about what we mean by literacy and numeracy
- Literacy and numeracy definitions: What’s the difference?
What’s under the hood?
- Click here for an introduction the frameworks we use for teaching better?
- The Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy
- The Learning Progressions for Adult Numeracy
- Te Whare Tapawha
- Fonfale Pasifika
- ESOL Starting Points
- Taking notes on the five frameworks
Why do we have this problem?
- What’s causing the problem?
- The impact of colonisation
- Socio-economic factors
- Cycles of poverty
- Poor teaching
- Thinking deeper and taking notes
- Some things to think about before we move on
If you’re stuck, please get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org