sylvia hammond replied to the topic How does skills-universe fit into Portal Publishing? in the forum The Help Desk 3 hours, 11 minutes ago
Hi Tanya, I have emailed the info to you.
sylvia hammond started the topic How does skills-universe fit into Portal Publishing? in the forum The Help Desk 1 day, 3 hours ago
To all skills-universe members – and readers,
Today I was once again reminded that many people are confused about the different sites under the banner of Portal Publishing.
Please see attached – details of an opportunity to attend very interesting webinar topics on religious education by the
Department of Education in Oxford University, UK.
sylvia hammond started the topic Boosting digital transition through lifelong learning in the forum The NQF, Articulation, & RPL 5 days, 23 hours ago
This week’s Gobal Edition of the University World News featured an interesting article from the Nordic countries.
The collaboration has resulted in a paper
Boosting the Digital Transition through Lifelong Learning.
The incentive for the collaboration arises from the challenge – always there, but exacerbated by COVID-19 – of the need to move to a…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic DHETSI Minister Nzimande media briefing on PSET post COVID-19 in the forum Post-school Education & Training – including TVET 1 week ago
Minister Nzimande held a media briefing on Thursday 26th November 2020. Unfortunately, some of us were unable to hear him – apparently, depending upon which link we chose to follow.
This is the full report of the media briefing, which covers the state of Post-school Education and Training landscape post COVID-19.
sylvia hammond started the topic DHET publish OIHD listing for public comment with LMIP Reports in the forum Careers, Jobs & The Labour Market 1 week ago
Just in time for weekend reading – forget the papers & online media.
The Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) has published the listing of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) – for public comment.
See Government Gazette attached.
The List is accompanied by 2 reports by the Labour Market Intelligence Programme (LMIP) indicating the…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic A question for you to ponder in the forum Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act 1 week ago
I could not locate your post on LinkedIn so yes please copy & paste.Thx
sylvia hammond replied to the topic A question for you to ponder in the forum Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act 1 week, 2 days ago
Des, My opinion is that unfortunately we have another one of those situations, where there is more than one answer.
Regarding formal qualifications:
* on the one hand, I fully support the drive to allow people to acquire accredited portable qualifications, that is part of redress for those who were excluded from acquiring formal qualifications.…[Read more]
Courtesy of Rose Milburn of SAERA I have the following post – good news from the Editor of the Journal of Education – for those who cannot afford to access paid journals.
“Please take note of the following issues:
Uploading of back issues
Please note that we are slowly uploading back issues onto the Open Journal System…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic SAQA webinar – Flexible Learning Pathways SA Case Study in the forum NQF Qualifications Sub-frameworks-for comment 1 week, 3 days ago
Thursday 26 Novermber 2020 @ 15h00
Webinar by SAQA & UNESCO presenting a
Case Study of Flexible Learning Pathways in South Africa, in the context of UNESCO’s eight-country study of flexible learning pathways.
What is a learning pathway?
What is a flexible learning pathway?
Why did UNESCO conduct an 8 country study of flexible l…[Read more]
Jet Education Services have published the pre-publication mapping document, which is a foundational move to the creation of a Qualifications Framework for the continent of Africa.
This is the background explanation copied from the site:
“The African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) is a policy initiative of the African Union (AU) and…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic A question for you to ponder in the forum Implementers and Trainers of Employment Equity Act 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Thank you for posting this question. It is very interesting.
If a company requires a certain level of qualification – such as a matric, the question is – who are the people who are most likely to be excluded by that standard?
There is no question that it would be those people, who previously received the most poorly funded education -…[Read more]
sylvia hammond replied to the topic QCTO Public Notice 16 November 2020 in the forum Concerned Providers Interest Group – QCTO/SAQA/SETA 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Thank you Lynel for posting this important message.
I’m sure everyone wishes the QCTO CEO Vijayen Naidoo all their best karma, strength, prayers, duas, and puja.
We’ll be thinking of you Vijayen.
sylvia hammond started the topic Researching in the Age of COVID-19 – 3 volume e-book publication in the forum Postgrad Support Group 4 weeks, 1 day ago
The following is picked by from the Helen Kara blog & newsletter.
Very reasonably priced by Polity Press – even for African readers, and including African authors.
Entitled – Researching in the Age of COVID-19, and with volume subtitles:
Volume 1 is Response and Reassessment,
Volume 2 is Care and Resilience,
Volume 3 is Creativity and Ethics.…[Read more]
sylvia hammond started the topic Call for papers Crises and Education Special Issue 2021 in the forum Postgrad Support Group 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Please see attached the Call for Papers for the Journal of Education Special Issue to be published in 2021.
The special issue “takes the COVID-19 pandemic as a starting point to critically interrogate and reflect on how crises and pandemics in contexts of substantial existing inequities interlock with and impact on education.”
Focusing upon how…[Read more]
Thank you for that.
I have a question & a comment.
Mention of the NLRD as the evidence for a decision, makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck, as we know full well that the accuracy – in terms of completeness – is suspect.
The question then is:
– looking at the SABPP HR related qualifications, that are now de-registered -…[Read more]
I would like to post that information. How do you know that decision was taken? Do you have anything in writing?
sylvia hammond started the topic Comparing the responsibilities in formative & summative assessments in the forum Discussions on Assessment & Moderation 1 month ago
I have permission to repost an incredibly interesting article, posted by
Cathy Taitz (MBA) Education Consultant and Author
on Linked-In on 1 November 2020.
A notable difference between FORMATIVE and SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS in higher education.
Formative assessments are premised on educators being co-responsible for students’ progress and most i…[Read more]
For those members who do not receive the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) newsletter, today’s letter contains the very sad news that SAQA will be forced to reduce their staff complement.
The attached Pdf of the newsletter explains the financial constraints leading to this decision.
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