Skills Norway offers a series of tools for basic skills training. Some of these are online, interactive and suited for learner self studies, others are aimed at the tutor.
Maths Aid (Regnehjelpen) is a digital learning tool consisting of tasks with topics from adult everyday life.
- It includes interactive tasks with topics from a variety of arenas including recipes, online shopping, working life and personal economy.
- The objective is to give people an opportunity to refresh their own maths skills and also to improve their ability to help their children with their homework.
In addition, the learning tool offers explanation of fundamental rules in maths through animations and different types of calculators.
(The English version consists of the interactive tasks only)
ABC pc is an interactive training programme for basic pc skills. It comprises the use of mouse and keyboard, writing texts, using the Internet and e-mail. The programme is aimed at adults who want to improve their basic ICT skills.
ABC pc is available in Norwegian and English. It is possible to download and translate the resource into other languages. You can also burn the course to a cd or a dvd.
InterAct is a web-based modell based on role play and problem solving. The aim is to motivate for learning at work. The activity is relatively short-term (lasting 4–6 weeks), giving diverse learning outcomes and creating a starting point for more learning.
The model is developed in an international Leonardo project co-ordinated by Skills Norway. The objective of the project was to improve basic skills for employees with little formal education and low ICT skills.
Learning basic skills while serving time
This report is based on experience from basic skills training for inmates in Bastøy Prison in 2009. The daily work of the inmates was the focal point for the training.
In the report, you will find
- examples of texts and numeracy questions from the inmates’ everyday life
- examples of how to link the training to the inmates’ every day life
- examples of how prison staff contributed to creating learning opportunities
- an evaluation of how the participants’ identity and work relation influenced their motivation