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Line B: Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills

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Description: Every learner has different abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. Some individuals will be entering a trades program directly from high school as part of a dual-credit program or youth initiative and have limited experience outside of the classroom. Others may have been out ofthe formal education system for a number of years, but bring valuable years of work experience into the classroom. Regardless of where you are starting from, integral to your success in postsecondary education is developing effective study and learning skills. Time spent on these learning tasks will increase the effectiveness of time spent on all other learning tasks in your training program. In addition, the techniques that you choose to adopt and the effective study routine that you develop will benefit you in lifelong learning, be it formal or informal, at school, on the job, or for your own personal interest. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line B – Employability Skills. B-1 Apply Study and Learning Skills, B-2 Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees, B-3 Use Interpersonal Communication Skills, B-4 Describe the Apprenticeship System. Special thanks to CAPER-BC (https://caperbc.ca/) for creating the audio recording for each Competency.

Author: Camosun College

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Reviews for 'Line B: Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills'

Number of reviews: 2
Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5

1. Reviewed by: Thomas Leuvekamp
  • Institution: Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Title/Position: Instructor
  • Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5
  • Date:
  • License: Creative Commons License

Q: The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary

Yes
Well laid out and presented

Comprehensiveness Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased

Errors in the Answer key
Self test 1 #11 d. all of the above SHOULD BE e.all of the above
Self test 6 #2 b. your instructor SHOULD BE a. your instructor

Content is accurate and unbiased

Content Accuracy Rating: 4 out of 5

Q: Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement

i agree

Relevance Rating: 4 out of 5

Q: The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used

well presented and easy to comprehend

Clarity Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework

I agree

Consistency Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

I agree

Modularity Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion

I agree

Organization Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader

Very well presented and nicely broken up with hyper linked resources

Interface Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text contains no grammatical errors

I agree

Grammar Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds

Not culturally insensitive or offensive in any manner

Cultural Relevance Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: Are there any other comments you would like to make about this book, for example, its appropriateness in a Canadian context or specific updates you think need to be made?

Well written and concise. I would have no problem using this material as part of my plumbing foundations program

2. Reviewed by: Perry Bentley
  • Institution: Okanagan College
  • Title/Position: Instructor
  • Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Date:
  • License: Creative Commons License

Q: The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary

It has neither index nor glossary
It needs a glossary

It also needs an explanation of how books work.

I teach post secondary trades, many of my new students do not know how to access information in textbooks efficiently. Contents, chapters, index, recipe index ( cooking texts have two indices ) glossary, appendices, etc

Comprehensiveness Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased

Yes it is accurate

Content Accuracy Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement

The graphic showing a computer mouse and references to World Wide Web in learning task 5 are out of date

Relevance Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used

yes it does, the web links are very good, the one on metacognition is excellent.

Clarity Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework

yes

Consistency Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

the modularity is also very good

Modularity Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion

yes they are

Organization Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader

Yes

Interface Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text contains no grammatical errors

I found none

Grammar Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds

I saw nothing that seemed insensitive or offensive.

Cultural Relevance Rating: 5 out of 5

Q: Are there any other comments you would like to make about this book, for example, its appropriateness in a Canadian context or specific updates you think need to be made?

The book is a great example of how to set a learner up for success.

The photograph on the front cover that is used again on Page 24 is from Spain.
How about a workplace or school/learning situation from Canada?
A similar group shot of people learning that includes a first nations person would be a good improvement.