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    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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The functions of an Assessment Quality Partner - AQP

An Assessment Quality Partner must, in respect of the qualifications and part qualifications specified in the Service Level Agreement; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; recommend the external assessment specifications document for approval by the QCTO; develop and maintain a national data-bank of instruments for external assessments;publish exemplars of external assessments;recommend to the QCTO the accreditation and withdrawal of accreditation of skills development providers for the knowledge and/or practical skills component using criteria and guidelines provided by the QCTO; register assessors and moderators for the external assessments;develop c[...]

To write a student learning outcome, there are various formats you can use.

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1. SWiBAT (Student Will Be Able To) + Active verb (from Bloom’s taxonomy) +

Condition (as a result of) + Measurement (as measured by or as demonstrated by …) +
When (at what timeline).
2. Powerpoint on Writing Learning Outcomes includes Keeling’s guidelines, format, 10 points
for writing outcomes, examples and more.

3. Keeling format  see graphic

4. Article by Marilee Bresciani

5. Condition (As a result ….; from participating in …) + Audience (selected population
being assessed) + Behavior (active verb) + Degree of Achievement

Verbs to avoid when writing learning outcomes –
these are not action verbs (use specific action verbs):
Appreciate
Become aware of
Become familiar with
Know
Learn
Understand
Value

Use verbs such as Tell, Articulate, Define, Demonstrate.

To find appropriate verbs to use, see the information on Bloom’s
Taxonomy on our website and the lists of active verbs.