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Last updated 15 January 2016 12:38 by NZTecAdmin

National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Symposium

Dates: 7 and 8 July 2015

Theme: 'FLYING HIGHER: Literacy and Numeracy in the tertiary sector and workforce'

             'E RERE E:  te tuhituhi me te tatau i te mātauranga matua me te wāhi mahi'


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Keynote address

Dr Ganesh Nana, Chief Economist, Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL), and Kathryn Hazlewood, Senior Analyst, Tertiary Education Commission

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool contribution to educational outcomes

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Plenary sessions

National Centre's 2014 International Literacy Day Award recipients

Susan Reid, Workbase
Transfer - not so hard after all
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Mark Smith, Unitec Institute of Technology
To embed with understanding: Next steps in the progression
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Plenary Panel

Take the next step - workplace literacy and numeracy Facilitator: Phil O'Reilly, BusinessNZ Chief Executive and Tertiary Education Commissioner 

Aroha Puketapu, Principal Adviser, and David Do, Adviser, Literacy and Numeracy Implementation, TEC

Update from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)

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Plenary Panel

Facilitators: David Earle, Ministry of Education, and Diana Coben, National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults 

Panel members: Greg Allen, Workbase; Bruce George, Literacy Aotearoa; Aleeshea Reid, Department of Corrections and Wellington Institute of Technology; Nita Zodgekar, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; and Mike Styles Primary ITO

New Zealand adults - literacy, language and numeracy: Making it real

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Hon Steven Joyce - Address to the Symposium

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education: Address to the Symposium


Series 1

Teacher beliefs about how adults learn to read (Presentation, PDF, 857.2Kb)
Presenter: Janet McHardy, University of Western Australia 
Te Ata Hāpara and Starting Points assessment development (Presentation, PDF, 1.5Mb)
Presenters: Ben Gardiner, Jan Eyre, Liesje Stevens, Verena Watson, New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), and Waitiahoaho Emery, Contractor 
Knowing the Learner (Presentation, PDF, 1.6Mb)
Presenters: Conny Huaki, Asher Sexton and Wendy Hulbert, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa  
Embedding language and literacy development in the New Zealand Police context (Presentation, PDF, 425.6Kb)
Presenter: Emma McLauglin, New Zealand Police  

Series 2

Listening to our tutors: What do tertiary tutors really think about teaching literacy and numeracy?  (Presentation, PDF, 710.4KbB)

Presenters: Karen Farmer, Sue Murray and Elena Pomare, Waiariki Institute of Technology 

Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy consultation  (Presentation, PDF, 847.4Kb)

Presenters: Aroha Puketapu and David Do, Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) 

Safety in numbers: Improving health and safety reporting through a workplace literacy programme (Presentation, PDF, 868.4Kb)

Presenters: Sarah Balfour and Holly Patterson, Upskills

Mā tō rourou, mā taku rourou - Reciprocal teaching and learning (Presentation, PDF, 932.4Kb 

Presenter: Benita Tahuri, Te Wānanga o Aoteaora and He Taunga Waka Project

Training that hit the nail on the head: Core strength - working with 98 men and two women in construction and concrete 

Presenters: Tina Rose and Shirley Murphy, Education Unlimited  

Series 3

Learners' experience of assessment conversations (Presentation, PDF, 1.1Mb) 

Presenter: Linda Bonne, New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) 

He mana tō te kupu: Re-engaging Māori with literacy (Presentation, PDF, 256.8Kb) 

He mana tō te kupu: Re-engaging Māori with literacy (Paper, PDF) 

Presenter: Āneta Hinemihi Rāwiri, Te Wānanga o Raukawa 

Designing tasks to transfer learning to and from the workplace (Presentation, PDF, 1.3Mb) 

Support transfer task (example, PDF, 666.4Kb)

Presenters: Nick Moore, Languages International, and Yvonne Bruce, The Selwyn Foundation 

Research-based literacy and numeracy interventions in industry training (Presentation, PDF, 324.7Kb)

Presenters: Mike Styles and Marianne Farrell, Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO) 


Series 4

Workplace mentoring (Presentation, PDF,1.4MB) 

Presenter: Sandra Johnson, Peninsula People 

Adding more feathers to the wings: How to widen the context of our teaching and learning (Paper, PDF, 71.9Kb) 

Presenter: Jill Dorothy Davidson, Otago Polytechnic 

Haea Te Pū Ata project 

Presenter: Dr Jessica Hutchings, New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) 

Literacy circles: Engaging reluctant learners (Presentation, PDF, 1.2Mb) 

Presenters: Anwyl Minnaar and Jodie Cook, Matapuna Training Centre 

Improve your literacy and numeracy outcomes by thinking more like an entrepreneur

 Part 1 of presentation (blog)

 Part 2 of presentation (blog)

 Part 3 of presentation (blog)

Presenter: Graeme Smith, Adult Literacy and Education Consulting Limited (ALEC)  

Series 5

The ecology of programme development: Establishing whānau literacy programmes in context (Presentation, PDF, 1.1Mb) 

Presenters: Dr Jane Furness, University of Waikato; Bronwyn Yates and Peter Isaacs, Literacy Aotearoa 

Writing - a manly pursuit! (Presentation, PDF, 1.2Mb) 

Presenter: Charles Hayward, English Language Partners NZ Trust 

Working together: Raising literacy in and across cities and towns (Presentation, PDF, 2.1Mb) 

Presenter: Alison Sutton, COMET Auckland 

Prison-based literacy and numeracy delivery: Educational Facilitation and Vocational Training working together to contextualise literacy and numeracy for learners within a prison environment (Presentation, PDF, 1.3Mb) 

Presenters: Brent McGrannachan, Aleeshea Reid and Adam Corner, Department of Corrections

Industry Training Organisations talking about their literacy and numeracy work from the learner/trainee perspective (their voice) (first of two sessions) 

BCITO (Presentation, PDF, 358Kb)

The Skills Organisation (Presentation, PDF, 439.1Kb)

Presenters: Gavin Good, BCITO, Nicola Beentjes, MITO; and Marion Drew, The Skills Organisation 

Series 6

Aligning literacy and numeracy learning with learners' lives for social benefits (Presentation, PDF, 687.7Kb) 

Presenters: Dr Judy Hunter, Tajinder Kaur and Susie Steens, University of Waikato 

Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy consultation (repeat from Series 2) (Presentation, PDF, 847.4Kb) 

Presenters: Aroha Puketapu and David Do, Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) 

Tairāwhiti Literacy Hub (Presentation, PDF, 1.9Mb) 

Presenters: Hannah Hohapata Osborne, Dianah Foley and Rene Babbington, Tairāwhiti Hub  

"What the F*** miss, I didn't come here to learn theory!" (Presentation, PDF, 2.4Mb) 

Presenters: Rawiri Whare, Manaini Cama and Emma McLaughlin, Wellington Institute of Technology 

Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) talking about their literacy and numeracy work from an industry/employer and/or ITO perspective (our voice) (second of two sessions)  

Service IQ (Presentation, PDF, 2.7Mb)

The Skills Organisations (Presentation, PDF, 650.4Kb)

Primary ITO (Presentation, PDF, 143.9Kb)

Careerforce (Presentation, PDF, 1.8Mb) 

Presenters: Di Boss, ServiceIQ; Lee Agnew, The Skills Organisation; Mike Styles, Primary ITO; and Cushla Wilson, Careerforce  

Series 7

Re-engaging adult learners with their dreams, passions and potentials through numeracy education (Presentation, PDF, 8.9MB) 

Presenter: Damon Whitten, National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults 

Navigating words and numbers for Pasifika learners (Presentation, PDF,1.2Mb) 

Presenters: Bruce George, He Taunga Waka Project and Len Mata'utia, Wellington Institute of Technology and He Taunga Waka Project 

The boxes are ticked but what else do Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool results tell us?  (Presentation, PDF, 854.9Kb) 

Presenters: Barbara Morris and Gary Sharpe, Western Institute of Technology 

One journey, manay directions: The possibilities of Pathways Awarua

Presenters: Nimi Kaur, Annette Tofaeono and Charlotte Cogle, ACG Tertiary and Careers Group




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