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21st Century Post-Secondary Adult Learners in the Classroom and the Workplace

Classroom lesson plans designed aroudn teh adult learner in the classrom and the workplace in the following areas:

Leadership
Digital Liteacy
Communication
Emotional Intelligence
Entrepreneurship
Global Citizenship
Problem-Solving
Team-Working

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Leadership

This lesson focuses on the concept of leadership. Students will explore the ways in which people become leaders, as well as the skills and methods of effective leadership and their impact on teams. Students will have the opportunity to determine their current leadership style and practice their leadership skills in a variety of interactive learning activities.

(https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/physhlth/frame_found_gr12/rm/module_d_lesson_3.pdf)

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Digital Literacy

This computer skills curriculum is designed for teaching computer skills, MS programs, and Social Media awareness to adult learners. The curriculum uses visual aids, practical application and performance based assessments making it appropriate for ESOL learners as well as native English speakers. Each module aligns with the corresponding Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment. Teacher notes, vocabulary lists, and additional resources are included in each module.

(https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/11481-computer-skills-curriculum-for-adult-learners/3/view)

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Communication

This lesson focuses on the elements of teamwork and the skills required to work and to communicate effectively within teams. Being able to function effectively as a team member is a necessary skill for success in the workplace, in sports, in family units, and so on.

(https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/physhlth/frame_found_gr12/rm/module_d_lesson_2.pdf)

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence in the form of skills like empathy and collaboration is more important than ever. That’s where a simple team-building exercise, like the one below, that can help folks get started.

(https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/40880/a-simple-exercise-to-strengthen-emotional-intelligence-in-teams)

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Entrepreneurship

This module introduces the topic of entrepreneurship, explores traits of entrepreneurs and leaders, examines examples of entrepreneurs,
and provides guidelines for effective communication and dealing with conflict.

(https://cdn.ramseysolutions.net/education/ramseyeducation/pdfs/hs/entrepreneurship/downloads/Introduction-to-Entrepreneurship-Lesson-Plan.pdf)

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Global Citizenship

This lesson helps students learn to think critically about the user information that some websites request or require. Students learn the difference between private information and personal information, distinguishing what is safe and unsafe to share online.
Students will also explore what it means to be responsible and respectful to their offline and online communities as a step toward learning how to be good digital citizens.

(https://code.org/curriculum/course3/20/Teacher)

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Problem-Solving

In this lesson, participants will learn the steps to solving a problem effectively. They will use this process to critically think through various work-related problems to find a workable solution.

(http://host.msgapp.com/uploads/95843/PDFs%20from%20RW%20Website/EmployabilitySkills-ProblemSolvingCriticalThinking.pdf)

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Team-Working

Demonstrate employability skills such as working in a group, problem solving and organizational skills, and the importance of entrepreneurship and students will understand how teams are used in the workplace and those skills that will make them effective team members.

(http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7531/urlt/teamwork.pdf)