Courses

The Impact of Violence on Learning: Building Connections to Deepen Understanding, A knowledge exchange seminar. Instigator, planner and facilitator. Northeastern University, Boston, USA, March 8, 2007 (and follow up workshop at WE LEARN conference.)

Women, Violence and Literacy Learning: Impacts and Options. Instructor of graduate course, Ontario Institute for Studies Education/University of Toronto, Summer 2004 face-to-face, Summer 2005 face-to-face, Spring 2007 online.

VALTA – Violence and learning: Taking action. Course developer and facilitator for online and face-to-face course for adult literacy and community learning facilitators, Alberta Research in Practice in Adult Literacy Network (RiPAL) and Literacy Coordinators of Alberta. October 2002 – November 2003.

Feminist Approaches to Research. Extending practices. Building networks. An Institute on Research in Practice in Adult Literacy. St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador, June, 2003.

Women, violence and adult education project. Lead trainer. Designed and delivered (with E. Morrish and J. Hofer) two Public Institutes and three two-day trainings for course participants from New England. World Education. Boston, Massachussetts, 1999-2002.

Contemporary issues in adult literacy. Instructor of graduate course, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto, Toronto, January-April, 2000, 2001.

Adult basic education.  Instructor of graduate course, Ontario Institute for Studies inEducation/University of Toronto, Toronto, January-April 1998, 1999.

But I’m not a therapist.  On-line seminar, Alphaplus, February-April 1998.

Train-the-trainer.  Co-designer and co-facilitator of several courses to train peer and community college trainers to deliver the Automotive Parts Certificate.  Various courses from three day to thirteen days long. Automotive Parts Sectoral Training Council, Markham, 1992 to 1996

Literacy workers’ training course: Building the movement.  Researcher, curriculum writer and course facilitator for year long literacy workers’ course, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, Toronto, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-6 (co-facilitated with N.Garber from ’93).

Issues in adult literacy work.  Designer and facilitator of week long intensive course, as part of Summer Literacy Institute, held at Simon Fraser University, organized by Literacy BC. July 1994.

Leadership training institute for literacy learners.  Co-designed and co-facilitated week-long residential course for adult literacy learners, and follow up workshop (with M. Killoran). Ontario Literacy Coalition, September 1992.

Literacy and adult basic education.  Instructor of graduate course, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, July – August 1991.

Practising ESL literacy.  Designed and facilitated seven session course for adult literacy practitioners, Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, Fall, 1989.

Special topics in adult education: Adult basic education.  Instructor of graduate course, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, July – August 1988. 

Basic writing in English.  Week long training courses with the Big Trout Lake Management Training Program, Ontario, March 1987 & January 1985..

No-nonsense group facilitation.  Co-facilitator of eight week training course for literacy practitioners (with K. Zettel), Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, Spring, 1989.

Study circles: Building new models for practising literacy work in groups.  Facilitator of eight week training course for literacy practitioners, Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, Fall, 1988. 

Political economy of adult education course.  Co-facilitator, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Winter 1984.

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