CONTEXT

Rubrics on the aspects within the main category: ContextThe CENF model about numerate behaviour shows that numeracy is always embedded in a context. That context can be everyday life very close to daily activities of the individual. The context can also be societal, for instance in interpreting messages in (social) media, advertisements online of in flyers. The context can also be work-related when using numerate behaviour in all kind of professional settings from simple lists of numbers to complex algoritm-driven applications.

In some countries “further learning” is mentioned as an importnat context, when the educational system is mainly focused on entering a more formal pathways theorugh the educational system. In many cases the content is then labeled as mathematics.

Each activity in adult education will probably be related to at least one of the context situations. This may depend on how provisions for adults have been organized. Courses related to work, for example, will have a clear focus on the work situation, but may also focus on more general topics for the individual participants. Courses organized for financial literacy will have a clear focus on budgeting. Courses meant for second language learners may also focus on further learning.

Everyday life refers primarily to the categories X1 and X2

X2: 

X1: 

Work-related  refers primarily to the categories Z1 and Z2.

Z2:

Z1:

Citizenship refers primarily to the categories Y1 and Y2 :

Y2:

Y1:

Aspect:
Level Descriptors
Z
Y
X

Aspect:
Level Descriptors
Z
Y
X

Z2:    … communicates professionally on number-related health issues, like chances and expectations, regarding others

 Z1: communicates on number-related health issues, like chances and expectations, regarding others

communicates on number-related health issues, like chances and expectations

communicates on number-related health issues, like chances and expectations

 

communicates on number-related health issues, like chances and expectations

Aspect:
Level Descriptors
Z
Y
X

More information on the aspects within the other main categories can be found on the following pages:

Content knowledge and skills

Higher order skills

Dispositions