Tuesday, 20 January 2015

HALO Project, George Steven Centre

This year HALO introduced a ‘Literacy and Numeracy Programme’ working in partnership with the North Ayrshire Council Adult Literacy Team. The purpose of the programme is to allow the group to experience a broad range or general education which helps enhance and improve learning and achievement. Some of the areas that we have been focusing on are the Receptive modes of literacy which are Reading and Listening and the Productive modes of literacy which are Writing and Talking as well as focusing on numeracy skills in every day life. Throughout the sessions the group have developed their knowledge and understanding of the purpose of learning new skills through different experiences and challenges linking literacy and numeracy in everyday context to home, work, community and the wider world.

One of the highlights of the programme was an invitation we received to be guests on a Live Radio Show 3TFM. The group got an insight into the behind the scenes action that takes place in a live radio station.  The group had a great time participating as members of the studio audience and contributors to the programme. The HALO group were presented with an audio disc each of the evenings broadcast to keep and treasure. The visit to the radio station was very memorable and will have a lasting impression on the group.

Here is our Literacy in Everyday Life Modules:

  • Music
  • Receptive Modes
  • Productive Modes
  • ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • Community
  • Creativity
  • My Centre
  • Being Part of a Group
  • Popular Culture
  • Radio
  • Numeracy and Mathematics
  • Media

Here are our Simple Golden Rules:

  •  The learner is at the Heart of the Process
  • Take into account the Learners Past Experiences and Future Aspirations and Goals
  • Always Consider Alternative Outcomes for Learners during Planning and Learning Experiences
  • Improve Learners Skills and/or Learn New Ones
  • To Build a Positive Climate of Peer Support, Respect and Trust
  • Have a Fun Learning Experience where Everyone Succeeds.

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