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Last updated 08 March 2013 00:05 by NZTecAdmin

It’s presentation day for these Trade Skills Foundation Course participants at Whitireia Community Polytechnic – it marks the end of a significant learning journey for all of them, a journey shaped by their tutors to ensure they can confidently transfer their new-found literacy and numeracy skills.

Strategies demonstrated are writing frames, skimming, scanning, glossaries, presentation skills and tapping into prior knowledge.

Key Content

Over the course of a year, deliberate introduction and use of literacy strategies such as establishing a purpose, tapping into prior knowledge, skimming, scanning, compiling glossaries, using a writing frame, and practicing presentation skills have contributed to this final assessment task. During this presentation, students reflect on their learning journey, talk about their goals and aspirations, and share a slice of knowledge in a mini-teach.

Things To Think About

  • How have the tutors in this video built students’ confidence?
  • What literacy skills do my students need in order to manage their assignments and course material?
  • What deliberate strategies can I introduce students to during the programme to build their skills?


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