Factors that Facilitate Adult Learner Success in the NWT starts with a review of earlier findings:
…we understand that:
- Non-academic outcomes are qualitative, intangible, subjective, personal, and extensive.
- Learners gain much more from ALBE programs than academic outcomes suggest.
- Learners also experience many positive personal and social non-academic outcomes such as:When we value non-academic outcomes we can better understand the full extent of learners’ achievements, especially among learners who face multiple barriers.Learners gain hope and motivation as we understand and value non-academic outcomes.
- Improved self-confidence.
- Increased ability to set and achieve goals.
- Stronger interpersonal relationships.
- New communication skills.
- Better practical skills for everyday life.
- Oral narrative tools are an effective way to assess non-academic outcomes (from page 5 of the report).
The report goes on to discuss six factors that facilitate adult learner success.
There’s lots here for ABE, Adult Literacy, pre-GED and GED programs outside the Northwest Territories. Great August reading!
- Hardwired for Hope (Battell,et al)
- 800% Improvement (Nonesuch)
- Adult learners take the lead in shaping their teaching and curriculum (walesonline.co.uk)