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Last updated 05 December 2012 10:16 by NZTecAdmin

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when adults are reading at entry-level because they appear to have multiple learning needs.

Reading is a complex process. As readers process and make meaning from text, they draw on a wide range of knowledge, skills and strategies. It can be tempting to “start from scratch” and use ready-made programmes that systematically cover these.

However, many adult learners already have significant reading-related knowledge and skills. And they do not have the time – or need – to spend time on things they already know.

Watch Professor Nicholson reflect on preparing a programme for the adult learners he assessed in Module 1.video of Tom

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