Review How to Provide Opportunities for Learners to Practice Their Literacy, Language, Numeracy and Ict Skills

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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong learning Sector Task 3 Word Count: 749 Samantha Harvey Review how to provide opportunities for learners to practice their literacy, language, numeracy and ICT skills Providing opportunities for learners to practice the skills they need often means hiding them on normal learning activities as many students are resistant to Maths, Literacy and information Communication Technology (ICT) classes. The idea of functional skills was developed by Government to “provide essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable people to function confidently, effectively and independently in life and at work” (Gravells, 2012). Functional skills are seen as crucial to alleviate employers’…show more content…
Maths is in everything from measuring a length of timber or gauging a brick wall to the ratios in concrete mixes. English is in the reading and understanding the questions and writing the answers. ICT is in the research to find information to answer questions and researching process for their job quoting projects. An example of all the functional skills in an activity without the students really knowing is a work book that both the brick and carpentry students are currently doing. The students are required to draw a scale detailed drawing of a one level extension form footing to the roof. Within this project the students have to measure up and work out the amount of various materials required for the build, such as, bricks, blocks, timber, plaster, flooring and wall paper; all using everything from basic addition, subtraction, division and multiplication to ratios and volumes for the cement and paint through to the angel to the roof. English is embedded within this project in the reading of the questions and understanding what they have to do and writing the answers in full sentences. ICT is used to research the costs of the materials to put together both an estimate and a quotation for the job. There are many benefits of teaching and achieving functional skills qualifications. By embedding functional skills, students are not daunted by the idea of a standalone Maths, English or ICT session. Students become unaware that functional skills are even being

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