Multimedia Learning Resource for Indigenous Mentors Launched
QLD (News4us.com) November 22, 2011
One of Australia’s leading private Registered Training Organisations (RTO), The Learning Workshop, will launch of its dynamic ‘onTrack’ DVD – an interactive resource to promote literacy and numeracy within Indigenous communities on Friday 2 December at Mossman Gorge.
According to the managing director of The Learning Workshop, Sue Muller, onTrack is a resource specifically designed to help Indigenous Mentors meet the literacy and numeracy learning needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
“Integral to the resource is a film component that promotes learning in a culturally appropriate way.
Situated in an Indigenous community context, it highlights the holistic relationship between family, community, mentor and mentees,” she said.
The Learning Workshop’s onTrack DVD was filmed this year at Mossman Gorge and features Mossman born actor, Leon Burchill.
In effect, the onTrack DVD format engages mentors in learning how to develop as effective mentors, identify mentee’s literacy and numeracy levels and develop language, literacy and numeracy learning strategies.
This resource comprises three parts:
- The film, featuring Leon Burchill as mentor, Jimmy Jack, undertakes a journey to master the fundamentals of communication and thereby begin leading his people to develop new skills.
- Video Clips of experienced mentors relating their experiences.
- Information and practice activities.
Ms Muller says that the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and TAELLN401A address language, literacy, numeracy issues within learning and assessment practice from TAE40110, have been used to frame the content of the resource.
OnTrack has been funded under the Workplace English Language Literacy (WELL) program by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
To preview and order the resource, visit www.thelearningworkshop.com.au
About The Learning Workshop
Based in Cairns and formed in 1999, The Learning Workshop provides communication services for both the public and private sectors.
TLW is run by Cathrena McRae and Sue Muller, with the company employing around 20 staff, including teachers who travel to remote communities to implement training strategies.
TLW is skilled at delivering customised workplace, literacy, communication, numeracy and management training, as well as resource development and research.
Over the past 12 years, TLW has developed many projects aimed at improving access to education and employment for Indigenous people in remote communities.
TLW is currently consulting with Indigenous service providers on 15 projects in 15 locations in regional and remote Queensland.
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