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Irene James
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  • Durban KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa
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  • Jacqui Baumgardt
  • Greatwill Segopolo
  • Cobus Cato
  • Des Squire
  • Tass Schwab

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Irene James shared sylvia hammond's discussion on Twitter
Mar 24
Irene James commented on Tass Schwab's blog post Here are 11 things I wish I knew when I started my business.
"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…"
Nov 14, 2013
Irene James replied to Jacqui Baumgardt's discussion Comments on the matric pass mark
"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…"
Oct 3, 2013
Irene James replied to Ali Busani's discussion Are Setas fulfilling their mandate accordingly?
"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…"
Oct 1, 2013
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Understanding Portfolios of evidence
"Appeal.   And if you do not get an explanatory response (which is usually the case), compose a detailed description of your complaint and send it to SAQA and the QCTO."
Sep 27, 2013
Irene James and Des Squire are now friends
Sep 26, 2013
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Understanding Portfolios of evidence
"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. …"
Sep 26, 2013
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Understanding Portfolios of evidence
"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…"
Sep 26, 2013
Irene James was featured
Sep 26, 2013
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Understanding Portfolios of evidence
"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,…"
Sep 26, 2013
Irene James commented on karen deller's blog post Confessions from a flipped classroom
"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…"
Aug 28, 2013
Irene James commented on karen deller's blog post Confessions from a flipped classroom
"Danie, Hi.  As one proudly  old 60 something timer, to another, thank you for your comment."
Aug 28, 2013
Irene James commented on karen deller's blog post Confessions from a flipped classroom
"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…"
Aug 28, 2013
Irene James commented on Des Squire's blog post Understanding assessment and the role of the assessor
"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…"
Jul 29, 2013
Irene James commented on Des Squire's blog post Understanding assessment and the role of the assessor
"Dear Des 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…"
Jul 29, 2013
Irene James replied to Suvrajit D Chowdhury's discussion e-learning- Is it just training online? in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi chaps Since when do you take any notice of what Services SETA says?  They are probably the furtherest from understanding, (and definitely could not apply) any form of learning delivery - especially an outcomes based approach.  …"
Jun 13, 2013

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Tell us about what you do
Founder and Managing Director of a Private FET Institution, provisionally registered with DHET and fully accredited by Services SETA - offering a range of learnerships across 7 ETQAs, skills programmes in ten countries in Africa and proudly holding a BBBEE rating of 1 - 168,75% - value adding.
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Dionysus Skills Development Initiative Pty Ltd

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