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Last updated 23 September 2016 09:09 by NZTecAdmin

National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Symposium

Dates: 8 and 9 August
Venue: Te Papa, Wellington

The theme of the National Centre Symposium 2016 was:

E whakamana ana i te akonga. (Honouring the learner). Innovative Literacy and Numeracy Practice: What works well for learners

Keynote Address: What makes a great numeracy practitioner?

Dr Terry Maguire, Director, National forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education, Dublin, Ireland

Other plenaries included:

  • Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko te hapai o ki muri: How we contribute to the vision.

Presenters: Bronwyn Yates, Literacy Aotearoa, and Rene Babbington, Adult Literacy Turanga

  • New Zealand in the International Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).

Presenters: William Thorn, Education Directorate, OECD; David Earle, Ministry of Education; and Professor Diana Coben, National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults

  • Workplace literacy and numeracy from the employer’s perspective.

Panellists: Lance Warmington, Silver Fern Farms; Kate Lyon, Carter Holt Harvey Ltd; Mark Wootton, Access Homehealth; Anne Alkema, Skills Highway

Presenter: Niki McCartney, National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults

  • Starting at the beginning: Why adult literacy needs to think about pre-schoolers.

Presenter: Alison Sutton, COMET Auckland

  • Aiming for the Stars: Our Pasifika heritage and future.

Presenters: Bruce George, He Taunga Waka (Literacy Aotearoa) and Len Matautia, He Taunga Waka (Weltec)


Symposium presentations are available here.




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