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3. How can you find out what your learners need and/or want to write?

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

It is important to find out what your learners need or want to write so that together you can plan a learning pathway.

In this way you can make the activities to strengthen their writing relevant and meaningful.

Some ways of doing this include:

  • talking to your learners about the kinds of texts that they need or would like to be able to write in a range of contexts: work, life, or education
  • identifying the demands of writing tasks in courses, programmes, the workplace and in life. We suggest you read pages 6 and 7, “Knowing the demands” in Teaching Adults to Write to Communicate- Using the Learning Progressions. Alternatively you can click here to read the online version.


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