PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODULES
The target group of the Professionals Development Modules (PDM) are teachers and volunteers in adult numeracy education. The goal of their educational activities is to improve the quality of the numerate behaviour of adult learners. The PDMs are to support the teachers and volunteers who guide or teach such activities and increase their competences as a teacher and coach.
THE PD MODULES ADRESS THE FOLLOWING ISSUES
- What competencies do adults need to be numerate in the future society? What mathematical knowledge and skills are necessary to become numerate? How to solve numeracy related issues, questions, and problems in real-life situations?
- How to teach numeracy in adult education? What competencies do teachers and volunteers need for teaching numeracy in adult education?
Below you find the list of the modules which are developed for on-line PD. The modules are structured in such a way they can be used also as on-line courses for self-study (like MOOCs). It is an attempt to systematically work towards improvement of the quality of teaching and better learning outcomes in adult numeracy education. The goal is to set up modules for teacher training that are usable for international use in European countries.
In each Professional Development Module the relationship with the overarching framework (see below) will be described.
WHAT MATTERS TO IMPROVE NUMERATE BEHAVIOR?
Health and care
Quantity and number
Dimension and shape
Patterns, relations & change
Data and chance
Using a calculator
Using digital skills
PowerPoints in English, Spanish, Dutch and German are used in PD-trajectories.