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Developing skills and improving career pathways

What do informal learning and language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills have in common? How can we develop learning programs to capture more of incidental learning in the workplace? It makes sense to consider facilitating the development of LLN skills in the workplace by adopting a model that reflects informal learning principles.

Maximise the Learning: Look for Opportunity

Informal learning accounts for approximately 80% of adult learning. As we work, we naturally develop our reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning strategies. Facilitating learning programs in the workplace is challenging. Staff are busy, under pressure to meet production deadlines and have limited time to leave their work area to participate in formal training sessions. But do we necessarily need them to leave their work areas to develop their LLN skills?

Informal learning and language, literacy and numeracy skills have characteristics in common, in that they both: