3. Knowing the demands: Analysing the literacy and numeracy demands of your programme


Knowing the demands

Kia ora and welcome…!

This is the third of seven collections covering the knowledge and skills you need to teach better by embedding literacy and numeracy into your training.

By the end of this third part, you will have covered:

  • What you need to know to map the literacy and numeracy demands of your programme.

This next content area breaks down into six modules. Here’s what’s coming up:

3.1 – 3.2 What are the big picture literacy and numeracy demands?

We’ll look at the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and numeracy in a bit more detail and show you how to use these frameworks. Our purpose here is to develop a working knowledge of the progressions in a broad sense.

You’ll learn how to use the progressions to “get under the surface” of your programme and see what the most important literacy and numeracy skills are.

3.3 – 3.6 What are some specific demands for reading, writing, number, and measurement?

After we’ve looked at the big picture, we’ll show you how to narrow your focus and apply the Learning Progressions to samples of your teaching materials. Our purpose here is to use the progressions as a tool to identify specific literacy and numeracy demands in your programme.

Later on you can use this knowledge to tailor your teaching to address the specific literacy and numeracy needs of your learners. And you’ll do this in the context of your regular teaching.

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