• Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017
    by TUCT on January 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    The minister of Higher Education published a proposal to change the Skills Development Act, comments due before the 31st of January 2018. Some highlights of these amendments propose to: The good: 1.   Remove SETA regional offices and create one central sharing system/office to be more effective. 2.   Sharing of resources, such as IT and HR. 3.   SETAs to … Continue reading "Skills Development Act amendment 15 Dec2017" […]


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Domains of Learning

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The domains of student learning include Knowledge, Skills and Perceptions (values). These three domains represent the areas of knowledge, skill, and attitudes that are the basis for writing learning outcomes. All learning outcomes represent learning or skill and attitude development in these areas

(Cognitive) Knowledge

    *Knowledge is direct information about the world that students assimilate.
    *Knowledge is cognitive. It involves student critical thinking.
    *Knowledge can influence student ideas and world views.

Examples of knowledge outcomes:

    *The student can describe the main ideas of a theory.
    *The student can identify and describe ethical dilemmas.

(Psychomotor) Skills

    *Skills are the demonstrated capacities of students to engage in interactions with the world.
    *Skills are behavioral. They involve student doing.
    *Skills can help the student be a better communicator, analyst, professional and citizen.

Examples of skills outcomes:

    *The student can present information to others.
    *The student can write a term paper that has a clear ethical theme.

(Affective) Perceptions or Values

    *Values are constructs that students think are most important.
    *Values are tied to affective states. They involve student feelings.
    *Values help students prioritize what actions they will take in their personal and professional lives.

Examples of values outcomes:

    *The student engages in social action activities to promote social justice.
    *Within an ethical dilemma, the student selects a course of action based on prioritizing what the student says is most important.