The objective of basic skills training is to provide benefits for learners, labor market and society.
To help improving basic skills in the Norwegian adult population, and establish national standards in Norway, Vox has developed a comprehensive set of competence goals for basic skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, oral communication and the use of ICT. The goals are examples of local curricula in basic skills for adults.
Based on the competence goals, Vox has also prepared a book with detailed and elaborated guidelines to show teachers how to plan and facilitate basic skills training adapted for adults learners.
Along with teacher training, this toolbox is intended to increase the quality of teaching, and to ensure that learners receive consistent training programs tailored to their needs as adults.
As the national agency in Norway, Vox is currently chairing the ESBN executive committee. (European Basic Skills Network). Through EBSN, the above resources have been presented to a range of international adult learning communities, and adopted for local use in e.g. Luxembourg.