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Implementation of Learnerships

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilma de Villiers Jan 6, 2014. 6 Replies

Need information: Early Childhood Development

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tass Schwab Oct 5, 2013. 3 Replies

 

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Henk Cloete's discussion Learning Assumed To Be In Place vs. Recognition of Learning
"Henk, I agree.  I thought this blog would get so many responses but this shows how much uncertainties and contradictions there are and people don't know how to respond  The different interpretations make it confusing. "
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Wilma de Villiers replied to Henk Cloete's discussion Learning Assumed To Be In Place vs. Recognition of Learning
"Interesting blog.  So confusing and the challenge is that within the SETA's people have different opinions.  One person at the ETDP SETA explained to met that 'learning assumed to be in place' means that the provider must…"
Jun 25
Keoagile Khiba liked Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
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Des Squire commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"One of the big problems her is that SETAS are not equipped to verify student assessments (POE.s etc) if the training is conducted on line. If providers deliver on line learning then assessment would need to be off line to suit the current…"
Jun 22

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"I did an Executive Coaching course with GetSmarter endorsed by UCT. It was great - blended learning - practical coaching of another student via skype, youtubes, pdf files for content, etc etc. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot. I also did a UNISA online…"
Jun 20
Louise Sterling commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"Thanks for initiating the conversation Wilma. What's the url of your blog? I would like to follow it.You are correct. INTEC is a correspondence / distance college. When I last checked out Get Smarter, their courses seemed to be in PDF format…"
Jun 20

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"I have learnt such a lot since I've posted the blog. Can INTEC be seen as offering online courses?  I might be wrong, but think they can rather be seen as a correspondence college. A learner of GetSmarter commented: ""The variety…"
Jun 20
Louise Sterling commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"INTEC and College SA are also accredited with various SETA's. There is definitely a precedent to accredit FET providers for distance learning. Just a note of clarification: there is a lot of confusion about the terms elearning, online learning…"
Jun 20

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"Interesting - I copied and pasted the following from GET SMARTER's website (offering online courses in partnership with UCT): "We are also the first and only entirely online education company to be accredited by any SETA (Sector Education…"
Jun 20

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"Thanks, Joe. I tend to agree with Dr Jacqueline - ignorance is sticking its head out and it is easier to blame SAQA than trying to find out what the correct procedure is."
Jun 20

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Joe Samuels commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"Wilma, the SETA should contact the QCTO if they need to gain clarity on this issue."
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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"I agree, Wilma. The SETAs are not providers so why would they need to be accredited for e-learning? To my recollection in dealing with preparation of accreditation applications, the provider must have a teaching and learning policy, an assessment…"
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Wilma de Villiers commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"I am still confused about the accreditation and why many providers are struggling to get accreditation if Joe Samuels (SAQA) stated that SAQA cannot be blamed.  A SETA said to a provider (Karen) that they cannot accredit the provider because…"
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ujala rughbeer commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"Greetings every nee.  I would like to who can I contact with buying online study material with nqf levels? I own a college in Durban and I want to introduce this type of study.  It would be nice to also offer diploma and degree…"
Jun 19
Steve Short commented on Wilma de Villiers's blog post Is online learning the new method of teaching?
"Spot on Louise"
Jun 18

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Tell us about what you do
Programme Manager at College of Cape Town - Education and Training, includes Early Childhood Development (ECD)Department.
Involved in lecturing, managing programmes, assessment, moderating, etc. of the following programmes:
* Level 1 Basic Certificate in ECD
* Level 4 National FET Certificate: ECD
* Level 5 Higher Certificate in ECD
* Level 5 National Diploma in ECD
* Level 5 Certificate: Education
* NCV Education & Training
* Short Courses/ Skills: Conduct Outcomes-based Assessment,
* ECD RPL Pilot Project

I also do external assessment and moderation for ECD-courses/ programmes.
My main 'responsibility' is for the learnerships that we offer, sponsored by EPWP and managed by the Western Education Department.

Umalusi External Moderator (resigned), INTEC & Damelinassessor and moderator
What companies or organisations are you with?
College of Cape Town, INTEC, Damelin

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Is online learning the new method of teaching?

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 18:39 34 Comments

The landscape of higher education has changed over the past years and online learning is increasing every year.  Universities have to take into consideration what the masses wants and can online learning address these needs ... it can reach more people than the traditional universities and colleges.

My first post matric qualification was done full time but thereafter I enrolled and completed two qualifications through UNISA (correspondence).  Technology was in those years…

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WHAT NOW: Evidence is lost

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 21:52 20 Comments

I have a situation where three students lost their portfolios of evidence.  It was assessed and the assessor kept record. When the portfolios had to be returned the one of the students informed us that her home burnt down and that all their portfolios were destroyed in the fire.  The second student’s abusive husband burnt her portfolios while she was at work.  A third student said that there was a burglary and her bag with her portfolios and books were…

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COMMENT ON NEW QUALIFICATIONS: ECD and 25 others

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:26 0 Comments

In the new gazette the 26 new qualifications that are open for comment is listed.  The gazette can be found on:  www.gov.online.co.za

To find the new ECD qualification, ECD Practitioners Level 4 (131 credits) go to the QTCO website:

www.qcto.org.za: ; Click on "Occupational qualifications Development" and then click on…

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MY SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 13:38 1 Comment

I hope this was not published before on 'Skills Universe' ...

I want to share the following  from an article in a Mango inflight magazine (9 February 2011):

“My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport to return my wallet without a cent missing. It is the white woman who put all three of her domestic worker’s children through the school that her own child attended. It is the politician one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who…

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STIPENDS INFLUENCE MOTIVATION TO STUDY

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 20:45 13 Comments

We are busy with a RPL pilot project.  There is no stipend attached to the project because one of the criteria is that learners must be employed. They do not have to pay for the course and get all the learning material for free.

The learners were very excited when they were informed that they were selected.  At orientation they were informed that there will be no stipend but only a transport allowance of R200.  It is now…

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At 12:08 on June 17, 2015,
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Joe Samuels
said…

Dear Wilma

SAQA does not accredit providers. The Quality Councils have policies for the accreditation of providers. So, for anybody to blame SAQA means those concerned have very little understanding of the quality assurance currently in place.  

At 7:48pm on March 21, 2015, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
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Congratulations and well done Wilma - not only are your children proud of you - so are we :)
At 21:37 on October 15, 2013, Tilly Reddy said…
Thanks Wilma
Time is always a challenge. It seems like it will be worth all the effort. Thanks once again. Regards Tilly
At 6:29 on April 3, 2013,
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Cas Olivier
said…

Hallo Wilma, my email address is casper@mweb.co.za

At 9:10 on September 18, 2012,
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Hannes Nel
said…

Hello Wilma, Thank you for showing interest in my comments and ideas. I would gladly respond to yours. However, I am not an authority on "civil society" and have learned that one should not air your opinion if you don't really know what you are talking about. Of course I have my own opinion, but really, it is not worth much. I hope you will understand. On the Skills Universe issue - I have actually decided to limit my participation because I still feel that one is misusing them as a "free marketing" opportunity when you use your company's name in your comments and because they don't focus on QA of ETD as we do. On the other hand, not identifying yourself would be a waste of time; so yes, one is actually misusing them and this makes me feel unfomfortable. Regards, Hannes Nel

At 15:37 on September 16, 2012,
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Leon du Plessis
said…

Hi Wilma -

I have read your blogpost and the subsequant value bearing comments of the participants with great interest. Hereafter I visited  the article quoted by Des - also with great interest.

In order for me to understand more about the concept of civil society, I  also looked at what SACSIS (The South African Civil Society Information Centre has to say about the topic.

Des indicated that if it can be seen  as professional associations, religious groups, labour unions, citizen advocacy organisations, that give voice to various sectors of society and enrich public participation in democracies, Skills Portal and Skills Universe can be identified as civil societies.

Further common terms to describe a civil society used are NGO, NPO, charity, voluntary sector and so on.

The Centre for Civil Society at John Hopkins University (London, UK) defines a civil organisation as: "Any organisation whether formal or informal, that are not part of the apparatus of government, that do not distribute profits........that on self-governing, and in which participation is a matter of free choice. Both member-serving and public-serving organisations are included. Embraced within this definition, therefore, are private, not-for-profit health providers, scools, advocacy groups, social service agencies, anti-poverty groups, development agencies, professional associations.......and many more"

As confirmed by Des it is clear that many definitions for civil society exist.

From my perspective both Skills Portal and Skills Universe are the places where all stakeholders in the development of human resources meet. This would include matters of all aspects of the world of work - as pointed out by Sylvia.

I also had a look at the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa.

During the little research done by me on the topic of civil society the first thought that came to my mind was (and perhaps still is) - this has something to do with politics.

However - if you consider all of the above and you also look at civil society from the perspectives highlighted by Des and Sylvia then I support them when they indicate that, based on these perspectives, Skills Portal and Skills Universe can be civil societies. 

 

At 19:41 on September 15, 2012,
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Leon du Plessis
said…

Hello Wilma -

Thanks for you good wishes - I appreciate your kind words.

Yes, I will read through your article and give you feedback shortly.

Regards.

At 20:11 on April 15, 2012, Xandra Malapane said…

Thanks for the quick response Wilma:o)

At 8:03pm on March 19, 2012, sylvia hammond gave Wilma de Villiers a gift
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Thanks Wilma :)
At 13:17 on February 18, 2012, Farhana Faisal said…
Thanks for the reply Wilma.My course consists of starting a day care,child development,health safety and nutrition,the physical environment and administration its for a 820 certificate.I intend on completing it before march ends but I am not to sure where to go from there or how to gain experience while I study.I would like mentoring if possible or advice on what are my options
 
 
 

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