Learning Events - Institutes

Inscriptions ouvertes pour l'Institut d’été 2015 - Environnements numériques : Opportunités et enjeux pour l’apprentissage, la littératie et la citoyenneté

Type: Institute | Updated May 5, 2015

11 et 12 juin, 2015, Montréal, Québec


L’Institut d’été 2015 se penchera sur la question de savoir comment le virage vers le numérique a modifié les notions entourant les littératies. L’Institut se déroulera en anglais et en français. Nous poursuivons notre collaboration avec le RESDAC et le CDÉACF, deux solides organisations d’apprentissage des adultes œuvrant au Canada. Cette année, nous avons l’honneur de nous associer à la IXe Assemblée mondiale de l’éducation et de la formation des adultes.

 

Summer Institute 2015 - Digital Environments: Opportunities and challenges for literacy, learning and citizenship

Type: Institute | Updated May 29, 2015

June 11-12, 2015, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.

Is the idea of "digital divide" outdated? Steve Reder suggests a new metaphor to mark milestones on the "digital pathways" that individuals follow en route to digital competence.
Most countries now see e-learning as a means to enhance both economic and social outcomes for the country and its citizens. Has Canada lost the pillar of citizenship in its skills agenda? Hear policy makers and community developers from industrialized countries and countries in the global South grapple with the issues....

And there is still time to register for the Institute

Summer Institute 2014: Exploring PIAAC Data - Enriching research, supporting practice

Type: Institute | Updated March 25, 2015

Read Elizabeth L. Tighe's review of Summer Institute 2014 in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education (available online in PDF format)

Institut d’automne 2013 – Interpréter les résultats de PEICA : Comprendre les compétences de l’avenir

Type: Institute | Updated March 13, 2014

Vous pouvez maintenant voir les diapositives et les vidéos des exposés:

Notre partenaire RESDAC a redigé plusiers postes sur l'Institut sur leur blog À Lire.

Fall Institute 2013 – Interpreting PIAAC Results: Understanding Competencies of the Future (Oct. 27-29)

Type: Institute | Updated February 5, 2014

Institut d’automne 2013

We continue to post slides and videos of the presentations from Fall Institute 2013 – Interpreting PIAAC Results: Understanding Competencies of the Future including:

Institut d’été 2013: Apprendre du passé, préparer l’avenir - du mercredi 26 juin 2013 au vendredi 28 juin 2013

Type: Institute | Updated February 25, 2014

Maintenant en ligne: un vidéo des entrevues avec des présentateurs

L’Institut était un grand succès. Ce colloque était une occasion de discuter la mise en place de politiques et de pratiques fondées sur les résultats du PEICA dès l’automne prochain. (See Summer Institute 2012).

Summer Institute 2013: Learning from IALS, Preparing for PIAAC - June 26-28, 2013

Type: Institute | Updated November 13, 2013

Newly posted: Interviews with international presenters

At the Institute we heard from people in English and French, from all over Canada and around the world, about issues surrounding PIAAC and other adult literacy assessments. Videos, photos and slides from Institute presentations and discussions are now available online.

Fall Institute 2012: Social Finance and Innovation for Adult Basic Learning: Opportunities and Challenges – October 14-16, 2012 – Saint John, NB

Type: Institute | Updated March 7, 2014

The Institute explored a range of social finance and other innovative funding models including those currently being proposed by many governments in Canada and around the world, focusing on how these models might apply to literacy and essential skills programs in the community and workplace. We have posted presentations and photos.

Summer Institute 2012: Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills: Shaping a New Learning Culture

Type: Institute | Updated November 2, 2012

Thank you to all Summer Institute participants.  We have posted papers and presentations by participants, as well as links to pertinent videos.

Fall Institute 2011: IALS - Its Meaning and Impact for Policy and Practice

Type: Institute | Updated September 28, 2012

We have posted Think Papers, Country Stories, and some Presentations, Photos, and Questions and Answers for the Institute, which explored the story of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and its successors in Canada and other countries. It traced the shift from “literacy” to “skills” to “competencies”, and explored evolving methodology and the impacts of the international literacy assessments over two decades on policy and practice.

 

 

Summer Institute 2011: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills - Embedding Practice, Preparing Providers

Type: Institute | Updated March 19, 2015

The presentations from this year's summer institute [Workplace Literacy & Essential Skills: Embedding Practice, Preparing Providers] are now up, and the page has been re-organized.

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Documents Produced for the Institute

Presentations

Summer Institute 2010: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills - What Counts? and Why?

Type: Institute | Updated June 13, 2013

The 2010 Summer Institute examined how workplace literacy and essential skills (WES) programs are evaluated, and asked whether we are measuring the right things in the right way. Read more

Summer Institute 2009: Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills - What Works? and Why?

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

The first of three summer institutes on the topic of workplace literacy and essential skills, focusing on best practices. Read more

Fall Institute 2008: Health and Literacy: Constructing Curriculum for Health-Care Providers

Type: Institute | Updated June 12, 2012

The Centre for Literacy, Bow Valley College, and the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (CCL) co-sponsored this three-day institute in Calgary on October 16-18, 2008. This Learning Institute set out to examine how to design health literacy curriculum for health care providers. Read more

Summer Institute 2008: ESL and Literacy

Type: Institute | Updated November 13, 2012

Recent studies acknowledge that many second-language learners, including some who lack mother tongue literacy, enrol in adult literacy programs. The 2008 Summer Institute brought together participants to meet with organizations and individuals who have done the early research. Read more

Summer Institute 2007: Libraries and Literacy

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

Presenters from Swift Current, SK, to Hobart, Tasmania, spoke of inspiring partnerships between libraries and literacy groups that support broad-based literacy development. Read more

Summer Institute 2006: Accountability and Public Trust - Restoring the Balance

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

This Institute focused on the effects accountability mechanisms can have on adult literacy organizations. Read more

Summer Institute 2005: Adult Basic Education & Literacy, Media and Technology

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

Debate about the role of technology in literacy and learning often stops as soon as someone says casually, “… But technology is only a tool.” Historians of technology would argue that while it is certainly a tool, tools change the way we organize ourselves and ultimately the way we think.

Summer Institute 2004: Adult Basic Education - Impact of Policy on Practice

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

The Institute was a three-day facilitated exchange that brought together adult basic education practitioners from the formal and community sectors, researchers, and policy makers to explore questions, enlarge understanding, and identify strategies to move adult literacy policy and practice forward across local, national and international boundaries.

Summer Institute 2003: Literacy and Health: Prescription for Progress

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

The Institute was a three-day facilitated exchange that brought together adult basic education practitioners, health care professionals, researchers, and policy makers to explore questions, enlarge understanding, and identify strategies in an effort to move literacy health policy and practice forward across local, national and international boundaries.

Summer Institute 2002: Math for Learning, Math for Life

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

Numeracy is now seen as the “mirror image of literacy” but there is still a general lack of understanding about the difference between “numeracy” and “math.” The 2002 Summer Institute brought together some of the best-known numeracy researcher/practitioners in the world for three days. Read LACMF article in PDF

Summer Institute 2001: Literacy, Technology and Learning Disabilities

Type: Institute | Updated June 4, 2012

The Centre for Literacy of Quebec ran the 2001 Summer Institute in Montreal from June 28 - 30, in collaboration with The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC). The three days were filmed by the National Film Board for their projected website called the Learning Centre (http://www.nfb.ca). Read more

Summer Institute 2000: Adult Literacy and Television: Has a familiar tool been overlooked?

Type: Institute | Updated August 27, 2013

Participants from around the world met at the 11th Annual Summer Institute of The Centre for Literacy to consider how television has been used in many countries to create public awareness and to teach literacy skills to adults. This Institute brought together some of the pioneers in the field to meet with practitioners and policy-makers, share their experiences, and explore directions for the future.

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