This session will put direct emphasis on digital literacy as this skill is crucial for all adults, and can be even more crucial for people who have had to relocate and rebuild their lives. The panelists will discuss the importance of teaching refugees about digital literacy and workforce preparation. Speakers will use a round table format to discuss the work of their respective organizations and invite the audience to share experiences, insights and reflections on these issues.
Participants will also learn more about the Teaching Skills that Matter framework which focuses on incorporating five content areas into any adult education: classroom civics education, digital literacy, financial literacy, health literacy, workforce preparation. The framework also focuses on explicitly teaching adults life skills, including: critical thinking, communication, processing information, self-awareness, problem solving, navigating systems, adaptability and willingness to learn, respecting differences and diversity, and interpersonal skills.