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3 Support services Learner Support in the Study Centre Disabilities Consultants Counselling Library Harassment Officers Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

4 Student presents to Study Centre for help (or is referred to, or brought to SC by vocational teacher) If student has learning difficulty/disability give them options & explain entitlements (incl referral to relevant Teacher Consultant) Sight documents (if unsubstantiated refer to counselling unit to determine disability) Offer student tutorial support in SC If more is needed direct them to relevant Teacher Consultant for further 1:1 intensive tutorial support Liaise with all areas of support (counselling, TCs, harassment officer, vocational teachers etc) Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

5 Proactive L/N screens Planning Negotiation Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

6 Careful staff selection in SC & TT Attending orientations Promoting services - ongoing Support of vocational staff Regular contact with course information officers Running workshops & orientation programs Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

7 Flexibility – changing & upgrading Study Centre – drop-in basis – central location – open door policy Non-threatening, supportive environment Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

8 H.2.6 H Block 2 nd floor Open 5 days 10-6pm Monday to Thursday 10-3pm Fridays Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

9 A nd floor Open 5 days 10-6pm Monday to Thursday 10-3pm Fridays Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

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12 Literacy/numeracy/English Assignments Computer applications Study skills Student planners Timetables Specialist subjects eg Hospitality Law, Accounting, Graphic Design Reader/writer support Access to specialised computer programs (Sakai, SharePoint, Summit, Galileo, AutoCAD etc) Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

13 Literacy/numeracy screening Team teaching Small group tutorials Learning contracts Writing assessments in plain English Help with their CIV Workplace Assessment studies Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

14 Studying & Living in Australia A 10 hour course designed and taught by AFE with support from vocational offered to all new Hospitality Diploma international students. Taught by AFE teacher supported by hospitality teacher. Focus on hospitality course requirements and teacher/ college expectations. Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

15 Horticulture International Tutorial A small group weekly tutorial for first year international students. Taught by a horticulture teacher and supported by an AFE teacher. Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

16 Horticulture –Chemical Applications At request of HT Turf 3 classes are being supported this term with AFE teacher assisting those needing help with complex concepts, language & maths calculations required to pass this compulsory unit. Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

17 Electrotechnology Screening to identified class C&J Screening and TT: Prevocational class, St 1,2, 3, Cert IV Building Business Administration: embedded LLN easy pace Cert III Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

18 TVET Workshops : Extended response HSC tutorial help in the Study Centre IT Workshops Calculator Small group tutorials Graphic Design; Automotive Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

19 Focus on course requirements and teacher/ college expectations. Make sure assessments are relevant, not culturally biased and in plain English. Team teaching has enabled the vocational teacher to be aware of student language strengths and weaknesses and to concentrate on the content. Throughout the course a trust is built with the new students and they become familiar with the use of the Study Centre as a place for support. Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

20 Slideshows on CDs / mp4s : Plant idents with sound Geology Tools & Equipment (CC, Baking & horticulture) Vid clips how to tie necktie etc E-learning English language Creating online resources using Sakai and Adobe for staff and students Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

21 SharePoint site with information to download handouts (eg Referencing & Report Writing guides; How To to build IT skills) Includes staff & student surveys Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

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25 USES For removing thin strips of skin from fruit and vegetables

26 Staff: skilled team of generalists & specialists committed to providing individual help on needs basis Proactive screening – Study Centre is actively supported by vocational teachers Working with all teachers & support services in the Colleges & NSI Attending Orientations & promoting services (signage, class visits, liaising…) Drop-in centre – no fixed times/appointments needed It's free and accessible (near or in Library) Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference

27 Prepared by Adult Foundation Education at Ryde & Hornsby Colleges Learner Support 2010 for ALNC Conference


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