Forum – Challenging assumptions: program participation influences on literacy and numeracy development

Wednesday, October 15, 5.00 – 6.30 pm, Victoria University, City Flinders Street, Melbourne

In this forum, Stephen Reder will speak about research outcomes from the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning (LSAL), which systematically compared the learning trajectories and life outcomes of 1000 adults over a ten year period. He will focus on the outcomes from this research that demonstrate how adult literacy and numeracy program participation influences changes in skills and practices used in social and employment contexts. He will reflect on the importance of shifting the focus of program accountability from measures of short-term proficiency gain to longer-term changes in literacy and numeracy. There will be an opportunity to engage in conversation around challenging of assumptions of some of the key findings with implications for policy development, LLN educators and program delivery.

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Hosted by VALBEC in conjunction with ACAL, ACER and Victoria University.

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