Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment Tool
How Does It Work?
The Self-Assessment Tool is divided into nine categories to reflect the core skills and emergent skills required of literacy practitioners. The skills included in the Self-Assessment Tool are derived from the common and emergent skills lists and validated by representatives from all four literacy sectors.
Using the tool is simple; just follow these few instructions.
- Set aside 15-30 minutes to complete the self-assessment.
- Evaluate your skills based on your needs and interests. Few if any literacy practitioners have all 50 skills. Therefore, just because you do not have a skill does not mean you need training in it! If a skill does not pertain to you, leave it blank.
- Try to restrict your 'high need or interest' training to a manageable number. These are the training opportunities you will want to access first. Listing too many skills as 'high need or interest' could be overwhelming and unrealistic.
- When you have completed your self-assessment, you will be prompted to create a personal learning plan that is based on your training needs.
Finally, acknowledge your skills and knowledge! As a professional working in the adult literacy field, you already have considerable skills and experience.
Personal Learning Plan
Once you have completed your self-assessment, you are ready to plan your training. The Personal Learning Plan takes the data you have entered into the Lifelong Learning Self-Assessment Tool and converts it into an individualized plan. The skill areas that you identified as 'high interest or need' appear first. The next section consists of those skills you have identified as 'medium interest or need', and the final section reflects those skills which you identified as 'future interest or need'.