Faculty of Education

Graduate Diploma of Teaching
(Adult Literacy and Numeracy)

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Overview

This graduate diploma is designed for educators and trainers working, or planning to work, in adult education. It aims to develop graduates who are well prepared for teaching in diverse adult education contexts and who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively teach adults whose participation in a skilled workforce and society will be enhanced by the embedded study of literacy and numeracy.

The programme will emphasise the diverse needs of adult learners including Māori and Pacific Island, and the embedded study of literacy and numeracy within specific teaching and training contexts. 

Classes are offered on campus with one or two-day block courses.

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree or equivalent; or extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.

Timeframe

This qualification involves full-time study for one year or part-time study over two years with a maximum of three years to complete the programme.

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Programme Requirements

You must successfully complete the six courses shown below, usually in the order listed.
Two of the six courses require a practicum to be carried out either within a student's own organisation or in an arranged placement.

Trimester 1

  • FEDU 280 Adult Literacy and Numeracy: Policy, Theory and Practice
  • EPOL 383 Teaching and Learning Literacy in Adult Contexts 
  • EPSY 383 Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy in Adult Contexts

Trimester 2

  • EPOL 384 Teaching and Learning Numeracy in Adult Contexts
  • EPSY 382 Challenges for Learning and Teaching Literacy and Numeracy in Adult Contexts
  • EPSY 384 Design and Evaluation of Literacy and Numeracy Interventions in Adult Learning Contexts

A full-time student will complete the three courses above in Trimester 2, and it is recommended that part-time students complete EPOL 384 in their first year and the remaining courses over the next two years.

Dates for block courses for Trimester 1, 2014

FEDU 280 - 7 March, 5 April, 3 May, 6 June,

EPOL 383 - 15 March, 22 March 11 & 12 April, 24 May, 7 June

EPSY 383 - 8 March, 14 March, 28 March, 14 June

 

Dates for block courses for Trimester 2, 2014

EPOL 384 - 19 July, 2 August, 15 & 16 August, 27 September, 17 October

EPSY 382 - 25 July, 23 August, 20 September, 11 October

EPSY 384 - 18 July, 26 July, 12 September, 4 October

Note: EPOL 383 and EPOL 384 have a practicum component which will either be carried out in a student's own organisation or in an arranged placement.

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Adult Literacy Educator Grants(ALEG)

Since 2010 the Tertiary Education Commission has allocated Victoria University a number of Adult Literacy Educator Grants each year to assist students with their fees. Please register interest in receiving information about these grants with: education@vuw.ac.nz

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2014
Start date for the programme: week of 3 March 2014

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How To Find Out More

For enquiries about the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Adult Literacy and Numeracy) contact:

Student and Academic Services Office

Faculty of Education
Level 2, Waghorn Block
Karori Campus
Phone: 04-463 9500
Email: address

List of Courses

For course information go to the Course Catalogue and search under the following subjects:

• For EPOL courses, select the subject Education Policy & Implementation

• For EPSY courses, select the subject Educational Psychology & Pedagogy

• For KURA courses, select the subject Education Māori Pasifika & Indigenous

FEDU 280 Adult Literacy and Numeracy
EPOL 383 Teaching and Learning Literacy in Adult Contexts
EPOL 384 Teaching and Learning Numeracy in Adult Contexts
EPSY 382 Challenges for Learning and Teaching Literacy and Numeracy in Adult Contexts
EPSY 383 Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy in Adult Contents
EPSY 384 Design and Evaluation of Literacy and Numeracy Interventions in Adult Learning Contexts

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