In the context of the Skills for Life strategy: "Embedded teaching and learning combines the development of literacy, language and numeracy with vocational and other skills. The skills acquired provide learners with the confidence, competence and motivation necessary for them to progress, gain qualifications and to succeed in life and at work".
task 1. In pairs, consider how your specialism lends itself to the embedding of literacy and numeracy; be specific when identifying approaches or strategies. Think about something which you have used or experienced yourself (20) 2. What are the challenges for embedding literacy and numeracy in your specialism? How might you overcome these? (10) 3. Feedback your thoughts and notes with the group
the core curricula Consider both the literacy and numeracy core curricula on the next couple of slides. Identify which of these you use currently use in your practice Identify which you could embed in your teaching
further reading http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/Embedded%20Learning/ Case, H, Cara, O et al (2006) You wouldnt expect a maths teacher to teach plastering... Embedded literacy, language and numeracy in post-16 vocational programmes the impact on learning and achievement NRDC