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Educational managment training

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lancelot Kajokoto Sep 14, 2011. 8 Replies

Hi All, I am running a project in Nampula, Mozambique and am looking for a diploma training for the Mozambican project director. He is heading a smalle regional training centre providing short…Continue

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) and Petra Penninkhoff are now friends
Jul 23
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The Professor is right - and wrong in the group Learning Material Development
"So rather than writing textbooks or changing the curricula we would need to train the lecturers in realizing that there are always different viewpoints and not just the one. "
May 21
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Hannes Nel's discussion The Professor is right - and wrong in the group Learning Material Development
"Sylvia:  Maybe the states adhere to a certain political agenda and particular economic model but that does mean that universities, colleges, secondary school are teaching only on those favoured by the state. They have their own responsibilities…"
May 21
Petra Penninkhoff replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Invitation to SDFs to join Association for Skills Development in South Africa in the group Skills Development Facilitators
"Hi Sylvia, I'm a paid up ASDSA member. Please send me the invitation for the ASDSA group. Assume you have my details "
May 6
Petra Penninkhoff and Denise Bonnelle are now friends
Feb 20
Petra Penninkhoff was featured
Feb 10
Petra Penninkhoff replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Parliament concerned over insufficient tertiary funding in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Good idea!"
Jan 17
Petra Penninkhoff replied to sylvia hammond's discussion DHET urges students to verify accreditation of private colleges and universities in the group Post-school Education & Training - including TVET
"Good for them. But the message should be more clear and penetrating all layers of society."
Dec 12, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff liked Heather Brown's discussion Rules for Teachers 1914
Aug 27, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Jan Hendrik Stander's discussion The barbed-wire ways of teaching English - is the world ready for another way of dissecting the English language? in the group Training Service Providers
"Well I never really battled with English, on the contrary that was my favourite language to learn. With the other languages I was referring to yes. Tenses were a headache. Regarding English: I am not too sure that the tenses are a problem. It is…"
Aug 11, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Jan Hendrik Stander's discussion The barbed-wire ways of teaching English - is the world ready for another way of dissecting the English language? in the group Training Service Providers
"Your second point: You hit the nail on the head with this one. But again it does not merely apply to language teaching. It applies to mathematics as well and possibly to other topics. rather than teaching these basic subjects in interesting context…"
Aug 9, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Jan Hendrik Stander's discussion The barbed-wire ways of teaching English - is the world ready for another way of dissecting the English language? in the group Training Service Providers
"With reference to your first point: This does surely not only apply to English. Almost all people who learn a second (or third or fourth)  language struggle with the tenses in a new language. The easiest are the present and past tense. They…"
Aug 9, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Can a country be built without thinking skills? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Thank you Cas."
Jun 24, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Can a country be built without thinking skills? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"I did not know this distinction, but I am glad I am in the category "follower", as I find this the most satisfying way of facilitating learning. I just came back from Mozambique where I facilitated a writeshop in which 3rd year students…"
Jun 24, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff replied to Cas Olivier's discussion Can a country be built without thinking skills? in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"My way of training my learners to think (young and mid career professionals and university students in South Africa and in Mozambique, which struggles with a similar problem) to is to say: Nice answer but why do you say that? And I don't accept…"
Jun 24, 2014
Petra Penninkhoff liked Karl Smith - The Networking Guy's blog post Women and Personal Branding: The Four Myths of Self-Promotion
Jun 13, 2014

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Tell us about what you do
I am an advisor, trainer, coach, learning programme developer and assessor in the field of sustainable rural and local economic development. In the context of donor funded programmes and projects I have developed and faciliteted short courses in the above fields and in monitoring and evaluation, value chain development, NQF level 5. I hope to get my ODETD practitioner diploma later in 2012 and would like to coach teachers on effective teaching
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Owner/Director of the Learning for Development Hub (www.L4Dhub.org)

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