NQF Colloquium "Decolonisation and the NQF: Way forward"
16 February 2018
As part of SAQA's commitment to sustain research that underpins and informs NQF policy development and implementation, including the decolonisation and indigenisation of curricula, education, training, and professional development, SAQA hosted the NQF Colloquium "Decolonisation and the NQF: Way forward", on 13 February 2018 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Gauteng.
The purpose of the event was:
(a) to understand the current “decolonisation” debates, and
(b) to develop shared notions of the implications of "Africanisation" in the NQF context.
Decolonisation Colloquium Invitation
SAQA Chairperson's Lecture- 2018
15 February 2018
The Chairperson’s Lectures – initiated in 2003 – are part of SAQA’s commitment to sustain and communicate evidence-based research that informs the implementation and further development of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
SAQA hosted the 2018 Chairperson’s Lecture. “Considering the meaning of ‘occupational’ and ‘vocational’ qualifications” on 12 February 2018 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Gauteng.
The purpose of the Lecture was to enhance conceptual clarity, and to contribute to current thinking around the meaning of ‘occupational’ and ‘vocational’ qualifications, with a view to informing related policy development.
SAQA Chairperson`s Lecture Invite
SAQA Chairpersons Lecture
SAQA Chairperson Lecture presentation
NQF Research Seminar on Articulation
15 February 2018
SAQA hosted an NQF Research Seminar “Understanding the National Articulation Baseline Study Findings” on 30 January 2018 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Gauteng.
The purpose of the event was to:
Share findings from the National Articulation Baseline Study which made visible the articulation driven by the 26 public Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges.
Share in depth, (a) three province-wide articulation initiatives; (b) the successes/challenges of a UoT with formal Memoranda of Understanding with 21 TVET Colleges; (c) the successes/challenges of a university partnering with all TVET Colleges to offer Higher Certificates; and (d) patterns re learners with NCV qualifications admitted to HEI; and
Agree on a set of principles/criteria for success in articulation initiatives.
For all the presentations click on the link below:
NQF Research Seminar Invitation
The Way Forward for Articulation
Guidelines that Enables successful Articulation initiatives
National Articulation Study Findings
RPL as specialised pedagogy: Crossing the lines - Book Launch
14 February 2018
SAQA hosted the Gauteng launch of the peer-reviewed SAQA-UWC-HSRC book: “RPL as specialised pedagogy: Crossing the lines” on 30 January 2018 at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Gauteng.
The book draws on long-term SAQA Partnership Research conducted with the University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town, Workers College in KwaZulu-Natal and a private College in Gauteng – that focussed on understanding a maximally inclusive’ RPL model that works across the NQF Sub-Framework contexts. It offers an innovative theoretical framework for understanding RPL not only as an assessment practice, but as a specialised pedagogy for navigating knowledge boundaries across different contexts.
The books is available at most bookstores including online stores and is published by HSRC Press. For insights to the book see the presentation by Dr Karen Deller.
For a full copy of the book click on the link below
RPL Book launch invitation More
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