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Irene James
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  • Durban KwaZulu-Natal
  • South Africa
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Irene James replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The Professor is right - and wrong in the group Learning Material Development
"Hi everyone! I know that our pathetic education system in this country is useless, (we read about that and experience the results daily) but now I am really convinced that it is also archaic. Who the heck uses text books in this day and age? - they…"
Friday
Irene James received a gift from sylvia hammond
Apr 12
Irene James was featured
Apr 12
Irene James replied to Eddie Harris's discussion Moderator Course in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Perfect.  You know where to find me. Chat soon!"
Apr 12
Irene James replied to Eddie Harris's discussion Moderator Course in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Eddie We are based in Durban and my organisation is accredited to offer the whole OD-ETDP levels 5 and 6. I am prepared to help you as a favour.  You will find my contact details on our website - www.dionysus.co.za I will be at Head…"
Apr 12
Irene James replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Occupational and Vocational - definitions in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"Hi Sylvia I have been led to understand that "Vocational" refers to the "field" of study - such as "hospitality certificate, diploma etc - " - i.e. generic, but not specific (often studied at TVETS), whilst…"
Apr 7
Irene James replied to Charlene Peens's discussion Sub-Standard Learning Material should be exposed in the group Learning Material Development
"Well said Charlene!  You have hit the nail on the head.  There are so many gullible desperate people who will pay for this rubbish - and think that it is going to do the job for them. Shame.  I have always maintained that there…"
Mar 10
Irene James and Denise Bonnelle are now friends
Feb 3
Irene James commented on Nduduzo Makhanya's blog post UNISA vs SETA accredited training providers
"Good morning Nduduzo We are based in Durban and offer the full OD-ETDP level 5 and 6 qualifications. Premises in Florida Rd, Morningside. The first module (SDF) of this year's intake commences next week (9 - 13th Feb). Give me a call if you…"
Feb 3
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Yup, Andrew - You are right. - Another disaster looming. There is some good stuff coming out of the QCTO model, but I suspect that that whole idea of separate assessments/assessment partners etc will implode anyway - too cumbersome, too expensive,…"
Nov 21, 2014
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Hi Des! Forgive me - I am not exactly sure which part you disagree with? I agree with your statement about the presentation of evidence (for the assessor unit standard), but we don't have that problem when we train assessors, because we…"
Nov 21, 2014
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Hi Andrew - that is my point. and I see that not too many folk will wager a guess on this one. As a member of SAQAs NGB 11 (varied services - from transport to funeral to hairdressing) for yonks, we spent many many hours debating the credit values…"
Nov 21, 2014
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Hannes, you are bang on the button here - agree 100% with all your comments.  The PoE building option is definitely the best one. Naturally occurring evidence is a useful inclusion, but the challenge is always to ensure that the learner…"
Nov 21, 2014
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Hi Des,  Thanks for the query I am not referring to a specific unit standard (all hypothetical)  but I guess if one was to assign a title to it, it would be something like "Use a personal computer to produce a word…"
Nov 21, 2014
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Have any of our learned practitioners served on the (then) SGBs for SAQA (Standards Generating Bodies).  If you did, you will be able to answer the following question: If 1 credit = 10 notional hours, how many credits should be…"
Nov 21, 2014
Irene James replied to Des Squire's discussion Notional hours - what impact do they have?
"Hah. Ja. Ask the SETAs (read SERVICES SETA AND TETA this question - they are absolutely clueless as to the notion of "notional hours". the mind boggles. When our learners on a current Services SETA project could not attend their workplace…"
Nov 19, 2014

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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.
What companies or organisations are you with?
Dionysus Skills Development Initiative Pty Ltd

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At 11:42am on April 12, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Irene James a gift
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Thank you Irene - we much appreciate your support for another skills-universe member
 
 
 

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