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					How to embed literacy,
language & numeracy
      In Art & Craft
       How to do embedding
Embedding literacy, language and numeracy in
  your teaching involves a number of activities:
• Identifying the skills learners need to develop
• Finding materials and approaches that will
  help them develop their skills
• Incorporating literacy, language & numeracy
  into ILPs and your teaching plans
 Identifying the skills learners
        need to develop
The Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
 curricula give details of the range of
 skills that learners may be expected to
 develop.

The curricula are available online.
 Identifying the skills learners
        need to develop
Follow this link to the online curricula and
 find out what information there is about
 developing the skills of measuring
 capacity/volume e.g. of paints, in the
 Numeracy Core Curriculum

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/readwriteplus/Lear
  ningInfrastructureCurricula
 Identifying the skills learners
        need to develop
This is one of the curriculum elements
  that you may have looked at:
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/curriculum_numer
  acy/tree/measures/measures/e3/7/
As well as describing the skill, there is
  information about the kinds of activity
  you could use to help learners develop
  that skill.
   Materials & approaches to
     support embedding
There is a range of materials that have
 been developed to support the delivery
 of embedded literacy, language and
 numeracy.

They are available online, or in paper-
 based formats.
   Materials & approaches to
     support embedding
The materials have been developed to be
 used in a range of subject areas. Art &
 Craft is not one of the areas, but there
 are materials from other areas that can
 be used or adapted for Art & Craft
 settings. An example is material on
 health & safety.
   Materials & approaches to
     support embedding
Follow this link to the embedded learning
 materials available on-line and search
 for “signs” in “all settings”

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/readwriteplus/emb
  eddedlearning/search.cfm
   Materials & approaches to
     support embedding
Look at the section of the document
  relating to health & safety signs that
  learners might see at work.

Would learners see similar signs in your
 workshops?
Can you think of how to adapt this
 material for your learners?
  Incorporating literacy, language &
    numeracy into ILPs and your
           teaching plans
In order to embed work on literacy, language
  and numeracy skills into your Art & Craft
  teaching, you need to include it in learners’
  ILPs so that your learners are aware that they
  are developing these skills.

To do that, you need to know what skills
  individual learners need to work on.
  Incorporating literacy, language &
    numeracy into ILPs and your
           teaching plans

There are a number of ways that teachers can
  find out what strengths and weaknesses
  learners have around literacy, language and
  numeracy, such as assessment tasks and
  observation of learners.A basic skills
  specialist would be the best person to advise
  on the right approach for your learners.
  Incorporating literacy, language &
    numeracy into ILPs and your
           teaching plans
If you would like to find out more about
   assessing learners’ skills then have look
   at this information about the Skills for
   Life Learning Infrastructure:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/readwriteplus/teac
  hingandlearning
          More information:
To find out more about using embedded
  approaches look at this links:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/readwriteplus/learning_
  material/reports/embed_cs_report.pdf

It has case studies of embedding in practice
           More information
The Basic Skills Agency produce
  a very useful book about
  embedding literacy, language
  and numeracy in Art & Craft
  provision:
Engaging new learners in
  basic skills through arts,
  crafts and creative media
  (2004) Basic Skills Agency
Follow this link:
  http://publications.basic-
  skills.co.uk/cgi-
  bin/bsa/A1600.html
         More information:
To find out more about training to help
 you use embedded approaches

http://www.lifelonglearninguk.org/nrp/teac
  hersofos/teachers_of_os.html
   What do you already do?
Even if you aren’t aware of it, you
 probably already support and develop
 your learners’ literacy, language and
 numeracy skills in your Art & Craft
 teaching.
   What do you already do?
Which of these activities do your learners
 do in your classes?

Learning about health & safety practices
Discussing learners’ work 1:1
Group discussions
Listening to instructions
   What do you already do?
Learning the names of materials, tools,
  equipment and techniques
Measuring quantities of materials
Estimating how much of a material they
  may need
Estimating how a long a task will take
Working with shapes in 2D and 3D
    What do you already do?
All of these activities, and more, require
  learners to use and develop literacy,
  language and numeracy skills.

Embedding is just making the
 development of those skills more
 explicit.
      Examples in practice
On the following pages there are some
 examples of activities and materials that
 have been used to embed literacy,
 language and numeracy in Art & Craft
 settings.
      Examples in practice
Look at the examples and think about
  whether they would be useful for your
  learners.

Think about how you could adapt the
 approaches or materials for your
 context.
      Examples in practice
This resource was used by tutors at the
 EETAC Centre in Leicester College.
 They were working in a community
 setting with bi-lingual learners who had
 difficulty in understanding the specialist
 vocabulary of their subject, so the tutors
 devised a visual glossary: Insert link to
 Visual Glossary
      Examples in practice
The tutors gave their learners a copy of
 the visual glossary at the start of the
 course. As they introduced new
 vocabulary to the learners, they asked
 them to write down what the news
 words meant, in the Art & Craft context,
 in the glossary. The learners could also
 put a translation of the new word into
 the glossary too.
       Examples in practice
The visual glossary meant that learners had the
  spellings of important words to hand. It also
  meant that they had to think about new words
  and their meanings.

The learners could take their glossary with them
  when they went to a new class, as a
  reference source.
      Examples in practice
This resource was also used by tutors at
  the EETAC Centre in Leicester College.
  They printed it out as either a poster or
  handout, to remind learners of the
  different kinds of measurement being
  used in the workshop. This example
  comes from a mehndi class:
Insert Types of Measurement
      Examples in practice
This final example is an approach to
 developing a numeracy skill, the
 awareness of 2D and 3D shapes, in an
 Art class.
       Examples in practice
One of the numeracy skills that might be
 needed in many Art & Craft contexts is
 knowing the names of and recognising 2-D
 and 3-D shapes.

In the Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum this is
  described as:
 “MSS2/E2 recognise and name 2-D and 3-D
  shapes”
          Examples in practice
If Art & Craft tutors want to help learners develop this
   skill, then there is a range of approaches they could
   take, for example:

·      Encourage learners to look at photographs,
    pictures, textiles, objects etc and to identify examples
    of one or more shapes.

·      Encourage learners to collect examples of a
    particular shape in their sketchbook. Ask learners to
    label the shapes – tutors can provide pre-printed
    labels.
          Examples in practice
·        Develop a display of photographs, pictures,
    textiles and objects that include one or more shapes.
    Label the shapes.

·      Use a card matching activity where learners are
    asked to match the name of a shape and an example
    of its use.

·     Ask learners to develop a picture, design,
    photograph, object or sculpture based on a particular
    shape.
         Examples in practice
These are all activities that Art & Craft tutors might
  already use, it’s just the purpose that is different.

Have a look at this set of cards, to print and cut out:

Insert Recognising & Naming Shapes
       Examples in practice
Now think about an individual learner, in one of
 your classes, who needs to develop a
 literacy, language or numeracy skill.

What are you already doing to help them?

How could you develop their skills further?

				
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