Workplace Wednesday – June 13, 2012

Workplace Wednesday – June 13, 2012

Workplace Wednesday – June 13, 2012

Date posted: June 13, 2012

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, where we highlight resources linking literacy with business, industry, and the workplace.

Two new resources on workplace essential skills learning from the Further Education Society in Alberta:

Workplace learning circles by Elaine Cairns, Melanie Reinboldt & Sue Phillips. (2012)

Workplace Learning Circles (WLC) approach essential skills training at an introductory level for co-workers. The learning circle is a holistic approach which bring together learners from all backgrounds and literacy levels to share their ideas and skills, guide their own learning, and create new knowledge. The curriculum is designed for workplace settings and includes 8 sessions based on an informal delivery model. Each session includes experiential activities. Includes the facilitator’s guide, facilitator’s information sheets, and participant handouts.

Aboriginal workplace learning circles by Elaine Cairns, Melanie Reinboldt & Sue Phillips. (2012)

Aboriginal Workplace Learning Circles (AWLC) approach essential skills training at an introductory level in a workplace setting. The curriculum is designed for co-facilitation with cultural knowledge holder and/or elder advisors, and includes 8 sessions based on an informal delivery model. Each session includes experiential activities. Includes the facilitator’s guide, facilitator’s information sheets, and participant handouts. This curriculum is developed with an Aboriginal focus, celebrating the unique skill set Aboriginal people bring to the workplace. Includes suggestions for partnering with Aboriginal communities.

To borrow either or both of these books, email 

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