Orientation and Assessment
Introduction – First Steps
This module is designed to assist you in thinking about and planning for the first few meetings with adult literacy students. As an adult educator, you want to identify a student’s academic goals and what topics/skills a student needs to learn to achieve these goals. Students want to know what is expected of them and need to feel comfortable with the learning environment. Both orientation and assessment processes are critical in the effective support of adult learners.
Before you begin, we would like to give you the opportunity to review what you already know about this topic using a pre-survey. On the survey, we ask you to take a moment to rate yourself on your comfort level and familiarity with the topics presented in this module. [There is also a pre-survey for the entire course, Basics of Adult Literacy Education. If you wish to take the overall course pre-survey, click here.]
Clicking on the link below will open a text document in a separate browser window. You may print it and write your answers, or type your answers directly into the digital document. If you choose to type directly in to the document, do not forget to print or save your work for your records (to a floppy, hard drive, or other drive local to you) when you have completed the survey.
Setting Goals for Your Learning:
All learning is more effective when it is focused – guided by specific goals the learner sets.
Take a moment to think over your responses on this self-assessment survey.
Based on your review, what issues or topics stand out? What would you like to accomplish upon completing this module? Click here for examples of objectives you might set for this module.
On your worksheet, state your goals for this module – Orientation and Assessment. You will be asked to refer back to these goals when you have finished the module.
Click "Next" below or a specific topic on the outline to the left to continue.