This course is intended for practitioners who want to broaden, deepen, and affirm their understanding of adult literacy and numeracy theory and practice. Literacy will be presented as a social practice, a theory that acknowledges the different domains of life. Participants will learn about the role of literacy in participants’ lives, in relation to their families, social networks, and jobs. Participants will learn and reflect upon the different approaches to literacy instruction, reading, and assessment. The course’s primary focus will be on responding to the individual and collective needs of students, through effective assessment and instructional practices.