Although numeracy has always been an essential element in basic skills training programs, it is often not in the forefront for basic skills policies and practice. Therefore, one of our OER collections and MOOCs this year aim to provide an introduction to adult numeracy training.
The OER collection on Adult Numeracy presents a fundamental overview on:
- the reasons why numeracy should be emphasised more in basic skills programs for adults,
- different views and perspectives on the concept of numeracy,
- key actors, stakeholders and tools for policy and practice.
The MOOC will start on 30 November and finish on 18 December and it will give the opportunity for participants to go deeper into the materials of the respective OER collection. The MOOC will be moderated by Dr. Kees Hoogland, Professor of Numeracy and Mathematics in Vocational and Adult Education, Knowledge Center Learning and Innovation, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences from the Netherlands.
- gradually work with the OER’s materials
- attend short weekly webinars with Dr Hoogland who is presenting additional aspects to the theme of the week
- have access to forum discussions moderated by Dr Hoogland
- engage in peer discussions with other participants from different countries
- engage in written reflection on how numeracy could be addressed in the organisation of the participants.
- have the chance to acquire EBSN’s open badge.
Registration & self-enrolment status: open
Start date of the course: 30 November
Week 1’s webinar: 10:30 – 11:00 CET 4 December (Friday)
Week 2’s webinar: 10:30 – 11:00 CET 10 December (Thursday)
Week 3’s webinar: 10:30 – 11:00 CET 16 December (Wednesday)
Submitting written reflection: 23:59 CET 18 December (Friday)
Read more about the registration and self-enrolment here!