I have been 28 years in die ECD field and about 15 years part of the implementation of the SAQA ECD qualifications but has never been so confused as now.
We made the mistake of not working according to the Exit Level Outcomes (ELO's) for Level 5. With our new intake this year we need to implement it.
I looked at the 7 ELO’s and noticed that one unit standard fits in under more than one ELO (not like in level 4). In Level 4 there are specific ELO’s that…Continue
Some of you might remember that I posted a blog about online learning. I enrolled for a free course, "MOOCS and the South African Higher Education Landscape" (moocs.org.za). I have learnt a few interesting facts about online learning and find the discussions interesting.
The assignments are done in the form of a blog. Specific topics are identified. I have copied and pasted the following from my latest blog:
"The landscape of higher education has changed tremendously over…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue