Specific to the Education and Training / Skills development industry - can it be correct to assume that ethical behaviour equals law interpretation?If not, how can we as stakeholders close the gap between the two to send out a positive message to the next generation (current learners).I have experienced some tough challenges where I have to decide whether ethics or legislation will have to take preference and in both cases will it produce a specific result. Ethical decisions will always…See More
"Well I guess it depends whether you think everything SAQA says and does is gospel - experience and hindsight show this is not the case....... the best results always come from many minds and skills working together in my view"
"Des, I fully concur with your view. My sense is that if a course developer develops courses in a field in which he has studied and is knowledgable, he will of necessity develop views that may NOT always follow the 'meanstream' or…"
"One of the issues that you do not mention is the poor quality or absence of unit standards. As things stand, the SGBs have failed in many instances to identify training needs upon which unit standards, skills programmes and qualifications can be…"
"For this discussion we focus on the developer.Training providers are not innocent.They are the ones that actually want the best for less andthey are my clients :).
Developing can not be regulated by ethics due to the many faces ethics have in the…"
"The main issue is to ensure Quality Learning Material - not only to get it through Accreditation - but the improve the quality of learning for learners.
All my processes in the Seta's are successful since I evaluate the material prior to…"
"I am in full agreement with you that the developer is probably one of the key impact areas in eventual results, and I am also in agreement that nowhere near enough focus is on the skills and expertise of the developer as a minimum requirement - one…"
"Prevention is beter than cure.Other sectors where human life is at stake know this beter than we do. Appeal processes is there if there is no other option.
Internal moderators, assessors and FACILITATORS plays an important part in the implementation…"
"In response to Sylvia's question about specific guidelines on political views included in learning material: I do not think that there are specific reference to this aspect anywhere - but I stand to be corrected. I believe that this is rather…"
"The point I am trying to make is that learning material that contains "personal opinions" can be classified as outside the scope of the guidelines provided by SAQA.Whether it takes you 1 day or 10 days to develop a learner guide is…"
"Recently I read through a Unit Standard on Business Administration NQF 4 and clearly I could see that the developer is anti-government. It is all about corruption and white-collar crimes and topics that we know have been cut and paste but in such a…"
"Hi to all, thank you for an interesting - an very important - discussion. If I understand the original issue it concerns developers writing material from a particular political point of view. It would be helpful for us non-developers following…"
"I think that Manus is also touching on ethics in this arena...facts not being checked and other personal view points creeping in... yes it is up to people who purchase off the shelve to check using the principles of authenticity, reliability,…"