"Tass, this is hilarious! Love your writing style! But underneath all the mirth, is a SERIOUS message. For what it is worth, whenever anyone (in employment) asks me if they should start their own business, my advice is…"
"OBE, if done properly is the BEST way of acquiring competencies. But it is all about the teachers being properly trained to implement the system. If we got this right, we would not be having this conversation about percentage…"
"Don't get me started! If many of these SETAs were private companies, they would have collapsed within the first year of operation. Unfortunately it is our hard earned money that is keeping them in business. Instead of…"
"Des, allow me to try and provide n answer to some of DK's queries?
On the pen colour issue: We queried this with SAQA as well, because the Verifiers kept insisting on certain colour pens, which I found to be a ridiculous demand. …"
"Precisely!! Well said Des. My best is when the Verifiers openly admit that they have never implemented a
learnership (which should include a workplace portfolio of evidence), and then go on to admit that they would not know where to…"
"Thank you Des - Nice post. PoEs can and should be very powerful collections of learners' evidence. The interesting and rewarding part is, as you say, in the variety of evidence that can be included - photos, videos,…"
"Great interaction - the sign of a true facilitator. The learning must be transferred to the workplace to be of any value. Next stage is to customise the learning for the client. We must stop this idea that "off the shelf" training is…"
"This is what the outcomes based approach is all about - will somebody please show this to the old fashioned traditionalist "lecturers" who think that learning is transferred by them standing in front of the group and…"
"I agree with Hannes. The only way we can take on these SETA bully boys and their cronies is to stick together and speak our minds. It's a bit like the David and Goliath story, but you know what happened there! Eventually they…"
"Yes, Hugo. I agree that the material and assessment should be customised for the client. That's why I find it even more incredible that the SETA moderators/verifiers insist on a "model answer" - one size fits all. An…"
Great post - thank you! You have clearly outlined an OUTCOMES BASED approach to assessments.
The problem is, however, that many of the SETA moderators and verifiers do not understand that an OBE approach is NOT just about writing…"
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