Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Monday, April 30, 2007

weekend report

Good Monday Morning,
It was a beautiful weekend here in the big smoke. I hope it was the same where you are.

We ended national poetry month in style. The poetry readings were fantastic and despite the warm sunny day, very well attended. The literacy field was well represented by the star of the show, Sheila Stewart. I went with Nancy Friday (of AlphaPlus). Other literacy folks there included Indira Balkissoon (fomerly of Literacies and currently at the Festival of Literacies), Guy Ewing (a Toronto community-based literacy worker and poet) and Libby Shea (a former Toronto community-based literacy worker who has moved to Montreal and is engaged a variety of activities there).

Speaking of AlphaPlus, they have posted some links to some really good websites. I think anyone working on health and safety will love the games from the Australian Government. You are presented with a variety of scenarios in a variety of locations. You view the scene and click on any potential health hazards. You are given 3 possible solutions - if you pick the correct solution, the problem is dealt with by the appropriate worker and all is well. If you pick the incorrect solution, problems persist and disaster ensues. You are then given another chance. There is some text to read and the print is quite small so some learners might need some help. The certificate page and download pages have been disabled.

Have fun and be safe.

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