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Are we moving in the right direction?

We have always looked to the matric pass rate as one of the main indicators of the level and quality of education in the country but should we find a more direct way of measuring literacy and numeracy in the country?

According to the findings of the Third National Diagnostic Report into the 2013 matric exams, matric students cannot write in paragraphs, do not understand matric exam questions and are unfamiliar with the key terminology used in their subjects.

 “In short - pupils…

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Added by Cindy Payle on January 9, 2014 at 15:24 — No Comments


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How to win the talent war

Three billion unskilled and semi-skilled workers around the world are jobless. A mammoth 1.5 billion jobs need to be created globally for the world to win the war against unemployment. This was the message from the 30th International Pan Pacific Business Conference which was hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) earlier this year.

South Africa, like many emerging countries, is facing a major talent shortage. The latest Talent Shortage Survey…

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Added by Lia Marus on October 31, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

How to build an infographic for a training course

An infographic can be a great addition to a course – or in fact any learning situation. You could use it to summarise a process or to communicate a set of facts or statistics in an interesting way. The good news is that you don't have to be a graphic designer - you can build your own infographic using tools that you probably have already – like PowerPoint and some free online graphic resources.

I recently built an…

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Added by Shelley Smith on October 28, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments


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Focus on Learning Outcomes?

Cas posted a blog on his website: Are we teaching as if print technology was never invented?…

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Added by Wilma de Villiers on September 29, 2013 at 22:05 — No Comments


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Skills, performance and certification

If a strategic plan can be used to determine the required human capital, and industry experience is used as credit in an integrated system, it implies that there could be a link between skills, performance and eventually, certification. Skill (techne in Greek) is used to denote expertise developed in the course of training and experience. It includes not only trade and craft skills as acquired by apprenticeship, but high-grade performance in many fields, such as professional practice, the…

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Added by Dr Wynand Goosen on September 11, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

10 Success Principles To Live By

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". This is true for all businesses and ventures. I have often found this among clients, whether it is SMEs requiring business coaching; training employees within large companies; setting up systems, processes and strategies and even helping non-profit organizations to leverage off of enterprise development and socio-economic development. Despite the different solutions that are developed and the diverse…

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Added by Jared Shippel on July 29, 2013 at 15:21 — No Comments


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In a digitised learning environment, a blended solution works best

Online education specialists believe as the market continues to embrace technology and digitise the learning experience, there is an increasing need to consider the merits of combining e-learning with instructor-led training workshops.

The benefits of e-learning are well documented and decision makers understand these well, which is why there is an escalating demand for this type of learning. E-learning provides clients with a simple learning methodology that can be…

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Added by Lia Marus on July 26, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments


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FREE Fasset Lifelong Learning Event - Valuing Diversity in the Workplace

 

Fasset invites registered members to join us in a full day workshop entitled Valuing Diversity in the Workplace.

 

You will learn to understand and handle diversity effectively, help contribute to an inclusive and welcoming work environment and a more productive…

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Added by Bronwyn Newman on May 14, 2013 at 10:47 — No Comments


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FET colleges are the way to go

13-2-2013

By  Gabi Khumalo…
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Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 25, 2013 at 8:59 — No Comments


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Request for Proposals (RFP) from Training Providers to deliver Services SETA Funded Learning Programmes



 



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FROM TRAINING PROVIDERS TO DELIVER SERVICES SETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES…



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Added by Bronwyn Newman on February 21, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments


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Rules of weighing school bags and text books

I was totally shocked to see this morning that my daughter could not get her lunch in her school bag because of all her books and textbooks. No, she is not in High School but only in Grade 6. She was forced to get and extra bag to take her books in.

 

I asked her why does she have all your books everyday and she said she needs it for homework.

 

I am shocked to think that there is no management from the teachers that offers the various subjects. She has homework…

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Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 30, 2013 at 7:33 — 7 Comments

Benefits & Rewards of the RPL Learnership for Administrative Personnel

Recognition of Prior Learning was formed to offer previously disadvantaged individuals a chance to be assessed in order to qualify for a national certificate that is recognised by governing boards. This verifies that staff have acquired or possess the knowledge, experience, skills and are competent in their position and therefore should be allowed to receive a qualification without having to do further formal studying or training.



Despite the obvious benefits of RPL Learnerships,… Continue

Added by Kelly Barron on January 25, 2013 at 13:43 — No Comments


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS TO DELIVER SERVICES SETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FROM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS TO DELIVER SERVICES SETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES

The Services Sector for Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance to government’s growth initiatives.  All SETAs were recently reviewed and SSETA has been re- licensed to execute…

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Added by Bronwyn Newman on December 14, 2012 at 11:07 — No Comments


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Call for expression of interest from services seta employers to register for discretionary grants to participate in SSETA funded learning programmes

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FROM SERVICES SETA EMPLOYERS TO REGISTER FOR DISCRETIONARY GRANTS AND TO PARTICIPATE IN SSETA FUNDED LEARNING PROGRAMMES

 

The Services Sector for Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance to government’s growth initiatives.  All SETAs were recently…

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Added by Bronwyn Newman on December 5, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments


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My South Africa

by Prof Jonathan Jansen

 

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 in one of our rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than words. It is the…

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Added by Cindy Payle on July 20, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments


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An unconventional approach to teaching

Call the rain offers HIV/Aids counselling and awareness training which is primarily presented through a ‘story-telling method’. The organisation has been recognised for its unique method of bringing the message across but its latest approach seems to be the most radical yet.

 

In her article Using politics to teach ARV adherence founder Nicolene Rose-Innes explains that through a process of association, communities are learning about different drugs and the…

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Added by Cindy Payle on January 30, 2012 at 15:30 — 1 Comment


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W&RSETA Partners with NSFAS to provide Bursaries to Students who want a Career in the Wholesale & Retail Sector

University and FET College students who apply for First Year Bursaries to study in the fields mentioned, will qualify for a bursary that covers the Full Cost of Study in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Students will participate in workplace experiential learning in the Wholesale and Retail Sector throughout their studies.
The fields are as follows:…
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Added by Bronwyn Newman on January 25, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments


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Online education: Not an answer just a question

 With overcrowding in local universities at an all time high and confidence in the overall education system at an all time low perhaps it is time to explore other avenues of learning?

Is online education the answer? It may be too early to tell but the idea is certainly becoming a lot more…

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Added by Cindy Payle on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

ETDP SETA MATERIAL AVAILABLE FOR SALE

Ewurum Consulting

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We have the following course material on sale from…

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Added by Wendy Ewurum on June 17, 2011 at 21:34 — No Comments


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Newly updated OD ETD skills programmes including NSDS III and QCTO content available

For emerging and existing OD-ETDP training providers we have the following newly updated skills programmes available for purchase and customization and they are learner and trainer ready. The skills programmes include the full range of facilitators, learner, assessment and related guides plus importantly include newly added content on the NSDS III and QCTO.

Providing career and vocational guidance is a key factor for the development of any individual and thus making practical…

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Added by Ashwell Glasson on May 21, 2011 at 15:31 — No Comments

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