3 credits at level HE5
This module will investigate embedded approaches for developing literacy, language and numeracy skills. You will consider the ways in which the development of literacy, language and numeracy skills can affect individuals. You will then focus on embedded approaches to developing literacy, language and numeracy skills. A range of models will be introduced and investigated. Current research and practice in Skills for Life and embedded approaches will be drawn upon throughout the module.
The development of language, literacy and numeracy skills, and its implications
Current research on national levels of literacy, language and numeracy
Stakeholders’ ideologies concerning language, literacy and numeracy
Current research, practice and theories concerning embedded approaches
Models of embedded approaches
The module will be delivered using a variety of methods such as lectures, seminars, group/individual tutorials, presentations, and practical activities. Learning and teaching will be achieved through a blended learning approach (combination of face-to-face and electronic based resources and communications
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of the role of literacy, language and numeracy skills for the
individual, communities and the economy
1.1 Analyse ways in which the development of
literacy and language skills can contribute to an
individual’s well being and enhance work
1.2 Analyse ways in which the development of
numeracy skills can contribute to an individual’s
well being and enhance work opportunities
1.3 Evaluate current research on national levels of
literacy, language and numeracy and their
impact on communities and the economy
|2.||Demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of successful embedded
approaches and their impact on the
achievement of learners
2.1 Analyse the key features of successful
embedded approaches to programme delivery
2.2 Discuss the importance of staff attitudes,
values and beliefs for successful embedded
2.3 Discuss the significance of embedded
approaches for learner achievement and the
potential impact of using non-embedded
2.4 Evaluate current research and practice on
embedded approaches and the supporting
theories of literacy, language and numeracy
|3.||Demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of an organisation’s
approach(es) to embedding literacy,
language and numeracy
3.1 Analyse an organisation’s embedded approach
to integrating literacy, language and numeracy
3.2 Analyse key features of successful embedded
approaches in an organisation
3.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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