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Factors of successful embedded literacy and numeracy

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Last updated 08 March 2013 00:12 by NZTecAdmin

A research project confirms that the deliberate acts of teaching Whitireia Polytechnic tutors have used to build the literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills of their students really work.

Key Content

The key factors contributing to successful teaching of literacy and numeracy identified in this research are:

  • Co-tutoring o Effective planning
  • Contextualizing o Initial diagnostic testing
  • Deliberate Acts of Teaching (DATs)
  • Explicit use of learning goals
  • Student identification of what success looks like
  • Explicit teaching of how to learn and transfer skills
  • Scaffolding
  • Using the teachable moment
  • Manaakitanga

Things To Think About

  • How can I use what research says about student learning to build my students’ literacy and numeracy skills?
  • How can I contribute to research into student learning at Whitireia?


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