Course Content
Advise on literacy demands
1.1 Access nationally recognised training products and analyse their literacy demands using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.2 Analyse literacy demands essential to the workplace context and workplace performance using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.3 Analyse literacy demands of the learning and assessment context using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.4 Share information and provide advice on literacy demands
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Advise on literacy skill support needs of learners
2.1 Collect and analyse information about individual learner and candidate backgrounds to identify strengths and limitations relevant to literacy skill development 2.2 Plan and conduct literacy assessment using validated assessment tasks 2.3 Analyse literacy assessment results using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to determine literacy skill levels 2.4 Analyse and compare literacy demands and learner literacy skill levels to determine the literacy skill support needs 2.5 Share information and provide advice on literacy skill assessment, levels and support needs
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Advise on literacy skill development
3.1 Use current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to review and tailor training strategies to support the development of literacy skills 3.2 Use current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to review and tailor assessment strategies to support assessment while maintaining the rigour of the assessment process 3.3 Research, access, review and modify learning resources to support the development of learners with literacy skill support needs 3.4 Research, access, review and modify assessment resources to support the assessment of candidates with literacy skill support needs while maintaining the rigour of the assessment process 3.5 Mentor and provide literacy skill advice to colleagues to support the development of their training and assessment practices
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Participate in professional development activities
4.1 Review own adult literacy professional practice and identify opportunities for improving practice 4.2 Access and interpret current adult literacy research and incorporate findings into own practice 4.3 Interact with professional adult literacy networks to share practice and maintain currency of practice
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TAELLN511 Lead the development of adult literacy skills
About Lesson

 

Digital Literacy:

  • Task Relevance: Validate if the tasks require candidates to use digital tools and platforms relevant to the targeted profession or industry.
  • Skill Application: Ensure tasks go beyond basic computer skills and assess the ability to manage information online, analyse data, and apply digital safety practices.
  • Content Authenticity: Verify that online resources and data used in the tasks reflect real-world scenarios a candidate might encounter in their field.

 

Learning:

  • Problem-Solving Focus: Check if tasks require critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills applicable to workplace situations.
  • Knowledge Application: Ensure tasks assess the ability to apply learned information to new situations and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Research Skills: Validate that tasks require candidates to locate, evaluate, and synthesise information from various online and offline resources.

 

Reading:

  • Text Complexity: Verify if the reading passages match the targeted proficiency level in the ACSF and represent the types of texts candidates would encounter in their work (e.g., reports, technical documents).
  • Comprehension Assessment: Ensure tasks go beyond simple recall of facts and assess deeper comprehension, inference, and analysis of the reading material.
  • Variety of Sources: Consider including reading materials from diverse sources (online articles, reports, technical manuals) to replicate real-world information access.

 

Writing:

  • Task Purpose: Validate if the writing tasks align with the intended audience and purpose (e.g., emails to colleagues, reports for management).
  • Writing Mechanics: Ensure tasks assess proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling while prioritising clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness of communication.
  • Formatting and Style: Verify if tasks require writing according to specific styles or formats relevant to the workplace context (e.g., business emails, technical reports).

 

Oral Communication:

  • Authentic Scenarios: Ensure tasks simulate real-world communication situations candidates might encounter in their jobs (e.g., presentations, meetings, phone calls with clients).
  • Communication Skills Assessment: Verify if tasks assess skills like clear articulation, active listening, responding to questions, and presenting information effectively.
  • Evaluation Criteria: Develop clear criteria for evaluating verbal and nonverbal communication skills during oral communication tasks.

 

General Validation Practices:

  • Expert Review: Involve subject matter experts from the relevant field to review the tasks and ensure their alignment with industry standards and skill demands.
  • Pilot Testing: Conduct pilot testing of the assessment tasks with a representative sample of the target audience. Analyse their performance and feedback to identify any issues or areas for improvement.
  • Task Clarity: Ensure clear instructions and rubrics accompany the assessment tasks, outlining specific expectations and criteria for successful completion.

 

Additional Considerations:

  • Technology Integration: Consider how digital tools and platforms can be integrated into the assessment process to evaluate digital literacy skills effectively.
  • Accessibility: Ensure the assessment tasks are accessible to candidates with diverse learning needs. Offer alternative formats or accommodations as necessary.
  • Ethical Considerations: Maintain data privacy and confidentiality throughout the validation process and ensure the assessment experience is fair and objective.

 

By implementing these validation strategies, you can ensure that your assessment tasks accurately measure the digital literacy, learning, reading, writing, and oral communication skills crucial for success in today’s job market. This leads to a more reliable and effective assessment process that benefits both learners and training programs.