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DRAW Report Theme 3 Overview: Instructional Approaches and Practices

Posted on 09/23/2022

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"When you’re teaching adults, you’re teaching individual whole people. You’re not just teaching, you know, those five subject areas."

--Practitioner response to DRAW questionnaire

Effective Instructional Practices Summary from Theme

  1. Contextualization Relevant to Learners’ Lives
  2. Choice
  3. Strength-Based Approach Building on Learners’ Existing Skills
  4. Targeted Instruction
  5. Recycling Skill Instruction
  6. Flexible Mindset
  7. Self-Directed
  8. Incidental or Informal, Unplanned Learning
  9. Peer to Peer Collaboration and Mentoring
  10. Coaching

Links which integrate digital technology with instruction (Page 20)

Report: Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW): Findings from a National Landscape Scan on Adult Digital Literacy Instruction

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