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Wilma de Villiers
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  • Panorama, Cape Town
  • South Africa
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Wilma de Villiers's Discussions

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 Des Squire's discussion Best wishes for christmas and a happy New Year to all
"Deep words - thanks again for sharing. I spoke to a friend today and we were talking about how the meaning of Christmas are so often forgotten."
Dec 22, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Des Squire's discussion Best wishes for christmas and a happy New Year to all
"Deep words - thanks again for sharing. I spoke to a friend today and we were talking about how the meaning of Christmas are so often forgotten."
Dec 22, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers commented on Dr King Costa's blog post SEASON'S GREETINGS !! AND GREAT 2016 AHEAD!
"It is a good feeling to look back at the year and reflect on what you have achieved. One tends to focus on what you DID not achieve or what went wrong. Want to share this quote: "
Dec 21, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers and Paidamoyo Mhosva Xavier are now friends
Nov 15, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Amelia Laubscher's discussion Question: Is it best practice to hand POE's back to learners after verification and certification? in the group Training Service Providers
"Our learners need their PoE's in their workplace.  They are ECD pracitioners.  In the PoE's there are written planning, ideas for community projects, etc. It is also impossible to store all the PoE's. "
Nov 15, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Martin John Fynn's discussion Credit Transfer/Exemption/2nd Language
"SETA allows credit transfer (exemption) for 1ste and 2nd language for matriculants.  Grade 10's need to do 1ste & 2nd language as well as mathematical literacy)."
Nov 11, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion The basic education Afrikaans text book is wrong. What to tell the children? in the group Basic and Higher Education
"It now reminded me of when my daughter was in primary school and she had to write an essay in which she had to talk about her parents.  When they could not spell a word they could ask the teacher and she will write it on a piece of paper. …"
Nov 8, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion The basic education Afrikaans text book is wrong. What to tell the children? in the group Basic and Higher Education
"Good one, Carel.  Nothing to do with Sylvia's topic ... I have been trying very hard the past year to learn to drink ... but gave up and is staying with coffee, tab and water!  My eyes have the habit of moving closer to my eyes after…"
Nov 8, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion The basic education Afrikaans text book is wrong. What to tell the children? in the group Basic and Higher Education
"LOL ... Carel and Hannes, I DID not drink red wine and it is not so confusing to me what Sylvia is saying.  I don't 'read' any discrimination?? "
Nov 8, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion The basic education Afrikaans text book is wrong. What to tell the children? in the group Basic and Higher Education
"My understanding is that children are learned incorrect facts at school.  It is clear that there is incorrect information in the Afrikaans book.  We have often heard about spelling and grammar errors in exam papers, although it was…"
Nov 8, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers and Bernard Botha are now friends
Oct 31, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to sylvia hammond's discussion Draft Policy for Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning in the group The Artisan Group
"Thanks for sharing.   This document provides valuable input for our own policies.  There are still so many uncertainties around RPL."
Oct 31, 2015

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Oct 31, 2015

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Des Squire replied to Wilma de Villiers's discussion CONFUSED ABOUT ECD LEVEL 4 QUALIFICATION's CREDIT ALLOCATION
"This is the feedback direct from the ETDP SETA management The new ECD qualification has not yet been registered by SAQA though it is expected to happen soon.  As far as the development of learning material, there is nothing that the…"
Oct 15, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Wilma de Villiers's discussion CONFUSED ABOUT ECD LEVEL 4 QUALIFICATION's CREDIT ALLOCATION
"The TVET colleges were informed at a meeting (2013 or 2014) that the SETA will develop the material so that all the training providers can use the same learning material."
Oct 14, 2015

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Wilma de Villiers replied to Wilma de Villiers's discussion CONFUSED ABOUT ECD LEVEL 4 QUALIFICATION's CREDIT ALLOCATION
"You are right .. calculation error. "
Oct 14, 2015

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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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Wilma de Villiers's Blog

MASSVIVE OPEN ONLINE COLLEGE SOUTH AFRICA

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 22:15 2 Comments

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…

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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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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
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,
Expert
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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