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The Cumulative Effect of Private Provision

Started Jun 17 0 Replies

Perhaps I am not very good at statistics, but the claim made in the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training, page 42 does not make sense to me. On this page, second last paragraph, the…Continue

Are Verifiers Adding any Value to the Learning Process?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynel Farrell Jun 9. 20 Replies

I am reading Jacqui Baumgardt’s thesis on Quality Assurance Challenges for Private Providers, and just her problem statement already triggered visions of challenges and opportunities in my mind. No…Continue

The White Paper and the Promotion of Lifelong Learning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Roodnick Feb 6. 18 Replies

We often find that the DHET make decisions that actually hamper the achievement of the strategic objectives of the National Development Plan, the New Growth Path, the Industrial Policy Action Plan…Continue

Private Education Provision

Started this discussion. Last reply by Des Squire Jan 29. 14 Replies

I’ve read the White Paper for Post-school Education and Training, issued by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). My initial idea was to write a report on the entire White Paper.…Continue

 

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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"I thought about this one last night and some paranoia crept in. What did they change? Did they change the relatively positive stance towards private providers? Has it got something to do with the inability of the QCTO to deliver? Now I really need…"
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Hannes Nel replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft National Policy for Community Colleges - published for comment in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"I read the draft Policy and can find nothing wrong with it. We need to provide as many learning opportunities to adult learners as we possibly can, and if Community Colleges can contribute it will most certainly be a step in the right direction."
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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Eight common mistakes that post-graduate students make in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Great - if the article made any contribution to your research, my day will be made. Hannes"
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chiedza sibanda replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Eight common mistakes that post-graduate students make in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Thank you so much Hannes for such invaluable information. Your post made me to peruse through my ongoing research work looking out for those  mistakes you highlighted. "
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Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Eight common mistakes that post-graduate students make in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Many thanks, Hannes, this is invaluable advice "
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Eight common mistakes that post-graduate students make

Many learners doing our course in educational research make more or less the same mistakes in their practical assignments. Furthermore, I often read the mini-scripts, scripts and thesis of post-graduate students, because I use them as references in my own research. They all make more or less the same mistakes, of which the following eight are probably the most important and frustrating:Lack of focus. Any research reports should start with a problem statement or hypothesis. This should be the…See More
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Hannes Nel commented on Des Squire's blog post Change must happen but who must change?
"Very true, Des. Of course this little issue called 'perception' creeps in. Who must change? I guess everybody needs to rethink our attitudes and values. Change MUST always be a step forward, never backward. And to use yet another…"
Jul 18

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do we really need to produce more than 100 doctoral graduates per million? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Got it, thank you. Will keep you posted."
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Charles Dey replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do we really need to produce more than 100 doctoral graduates per million? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Contact details: charlesrdey@gmail.com 074 257 4933 Many thanks Hannes"
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Wilmos T Mafuse replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do we really need to produce more than 100 doctoral graduates per million? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Ahaa Jackie, you will not go that way please. Unless you want to be miserable half the time when a lot of people you will be working with will be throwing some spanners all the way and blame it on history. Let us just work harder with what we have…"
Jul 15

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do we really need to produce more than 100 doctoral graduates per million? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Lol! Wilmos. I meant I want the Minister's job! "
Jul 15

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Hannes Nel replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do we really need to produce more than 100 doctoral graduates per million? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Wilmos, Could you share your profile with us, please? I am truly impressed with your mature and objective way of reasoning. Regards, Hannes Nel"
Jul 15
Wilmos T Mafuse replied to Hannes Nel's discussion Do we really need to produce more than 100 doctoral graduates per million? in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
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Hannes Nel's Blog

Writing a email is like a declaration of war

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 12 Comments

Have you noticed, people often don’t interpret you email messages the way you meant it? This often leads to the demise of friendships and healthy business relationships. Take Facebook (or Twitter, MXIT, Whatsapp, BBM, etc.) as an example. Someone may send thousands of messages over a long period of time, and then, one day, they send just one, JUST ONE message that people interpret negatively, then all the good work of so many previous messages is down the drain. We all know of examples where…

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The thin line between bribery and paying for services rendered

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 9:19 5 Comments

Now don’t get me wrong – Mentornet will never ever pay anybody a bribe for the simple reason that it is against the law. Problem is, now that the Minister of Higher education and Training in his infinite wisdom decided to channel almost all skills grants to public learning institutions he might just have unleashed a new corruption and bribery beast in especially FET Colleges. If I add my own experiences to…

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Can private learning institutions lead the way in offering quality ETD?

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 13:40 5 Comments

In a Skills Universe message on 23 June 2013 Cas Olivier aired his view that private learning institutions are more flexible than public learning institutions and, as I understand it, private learning institutions should set the example in offering good quality ETD. If one were to research statistics on learning institutions you may well get the impression that he is right. However, as we have seen so…

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When the assessment system fails the student

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 14:12 9 Comments

I believe most of us know of instances where lecturers or other staff members of learning institutions actually collaborate with students to cheat in examinations. This also happens after the examinations, for example where assessors are instructed by their superiors to inflate the examination results so that the learning institution will not look bad. Any such practice is a disservice to the students because ultimately students are required to perform jobs for which their studies were…

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At 10:04am on March 07, 2014, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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Happy birthday Hannes - all the very best for a great day and a successful year. Thank you so much for the valuable contribution you make to our community - from sylvia and the skills-universe team
At 12:12pm on March 07, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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A birthday gift from the skills-universe team
At 3:30 on November 27, 2012, Nelisiwe Mkhize said…
Thank u Dr, according to my knowledge there is no NLRD for AET level 1 to 3, only GETC level, even DOE doesn't have am I correct? Do you perhaps know why? As AET is such a demand.
At 9:33 on November 26, 2012, Nelisiwe Mkhize said…
Hi Dr please help me I need to know is it obliged for a training provider to be accredited in order to offer AET level 1 and 2, hence there is no NLRD for AET?
At 9:56 on September 15, 2012,
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Wilma de Villiers
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Hi, Hannes

I always follow your discussions with interest and want to ask you to comment on my blog on 'skills universe as a civil society'.

Your input would be appreciated.


Regards

Wilma

At 11:17 on May 10, 2012, themba thulani sibanda said…

Thank you Dr Hannes Nel, let me contact you on email to provide the whole story.

At 2:32pm on May 02, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Hannes Nel a gift
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Thank you so much - sylvia
At 14:25 on June 2, 2011, Charlene Peens said…

Well said Johannes!  If more of us stand up against the Minister/s and all there unlanned and un-thought through changes, we should be able to raise a stronger voice.  I am starting to doubt the future of ETD in our country. When the OBE system started, I was one of the few people who cheered and said that we can make it work - to my disappointment, OBE has failed in my opinion and our children are suffering.  But as you very well stated, it is not the system that failed, but the people who had to implement it.  Children were already taught in OBE ways for almost a year when the teachers went for their first workshops... this is suicide in it's own right.

I am not sure where ETD is going to from now, but the QCTO has not been on a good start at all.  What will happen to ETD? What can we as providers do to assist in the turmoil?  I do agree with what you say about us guarding against being fly by nights because there are still hundreds - if not thousands - of fly by nights out there that operate exactly as you have described.  Shame on those who are brining the private provider down so badly...

 
 
 

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