Good practice visit to Glenrothes ABE
Archived news: published on Wednesday 27 Jun 2012 by Fife Council
Liz Highet, Senior Community Learning and Development Worker, and three colleagues from the City of Edinburgh Council paid a visit to Auchmuty Learning Centre on 19th June 2012 to find out more about the integrated literacy /numeracy and beading group, ‘BEADazzled’.
The eight week course covers basic beading techniques as a practical way to develop literacy and numeracy skills. As well as making a beautiful piece of jewellery each week, learners work on measuring, costing exercises, following instructions and writing descriptions of their own favourite piece for the course booklet. Several learners have achieved an SQA 10 hour Numeracy Unit too!
After the visit, Liz told us, ‘We all really enjoyed and were inspired by what we saw and heard.’
Maria McCathie, CLD Worker from the South Bridge Resource Centre in Edinburgh said, ‘Thank you for making our trip to your centre so enjoyable and informative. I was inspired by our visit to the BEADazzled group and I have now completed my bracelet. I have never made jewellery before and was impressed by my achievement and came to realise how rewarding it must be for participants in the group.’
Our Edinburgh colleagues were also interested in the computer game based resource ‘Adventure Author’ where learners can create their own virtual gaming environment whilst gaining confidence in their literacy skills. Fife ABE has had good results using this approach in Youth Literacies groups.
For more information contactJill Little, ABE Organiser - Glenrothes and East Area
Tel: 01592 583496 Contact Jill Little online
By Post: Fife Council, The Learning Centre, 81 Alexander Road, Glenrothes, KY7 4EF