ALOA Articles
Family Learning Longitudinal Group, Co. Clare
Mary Flanagan tells us about a group of parents of children at high risk of not making the transition from primary school to second level school who were invited to attend a Family Learning course in 2002. A very strong inter-agency group of community and adult education supports was put in place around the group […]
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Clare Family Learning Project
Here is a letter from a mother who attended an Introduction to Second Level Maths course when her children were moving into First year.   Dear Ms Flanagan I recently attended the North Clare Opportunities Event in Ennistymon and was introduced to you by an Adult Literacy Tutor. I first met the tutor in September […]
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LMETB QQI Awards & Charity Event
LMETB ALS QQI Awards Ceremony was held in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on the 14th December. €533.00 was raised for St. Vincent De Paul from donations made for crafts made by the learners from the “Trash to Cash” module. This non-accredited module was introduced earlier this year as part of a preparation for work course. It is […]
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LMETB – A Moment in Time Book Launch
A Moment in Time is a collection of writings penned by a local group of remarkable women: Bridget McDonnell, Mary Joyce, Noeleen Nevin, Winnie Collins, Marie Collins, Ellen Nevin and Julia McDonnell. Their stories depict an array of memories of past times and the people who influenced and impacted on their lives. The reader is […]
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Farewell to Pat
Pat Ayton attended her last Executive meeting in ETBI, Naas on the 17th November as she will be retiring in the coming weeks. Pat has made an invaluable contribution to the literacy scene at an individual level locally, and at a more widespread national level throughout her career. Her smiling face will be missed from […]
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Three years ago, we were looking for a new way of encouraging students to engage in the enjoyment of reading.  We came across ‘The Six Book Challenge’, which is organised by the Reading Agency in England.  We looked at this programme and tailored it to suit our needs.  We had received a grant from Better […]
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Bray Adult Learning Centre – Integrating Digital Education in Adult Literacy
Bray Adult Learning Centre are taking part in a KA2 Strategic Partnership called IDEAL – Integrating Digital Education in Adult Literacy.  Four staff members attended a transnational teaching and training event in Helsinki in October 2016. The project involves sharing good practice and exploring the use of digital technology in teaching adults basic skills. They […]
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ALOA Website Launch
The ALOA, Adult Literacy Organisers’ Association, today launched their new website at their annual Forum which is being held in Cork. Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, Mr. John Halligan, officially launched the new website at the opening of day two of the conference entitled ‘Leadership and Innovation’.
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MSLETB: Innovative Responses to Referrals from DSP
In February 2016, MSLETB met with DSP to explore ways to refer clients who had low levels of education or very little formal education. Through discussion, it emerged that there were very few courses for men who wanted a job. They didn’t want to study or return to education. If this group were to be […]
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Mná Tí – Skills for Work Initiative in Gortahork
    Mná Tí from Gael Linn summer colleges who took part in a 9 week Skills for Work course (a National programme run in Donegal by Donegal ETB) in Nutrition – Food Allergies and Food Intolerances.  The women spent time identifying and learning about the different allergies and food intolerances that exist. They planned […]
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