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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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QCTO Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) principles and values

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Oral Contributions to Tutorials and Seminars

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The following criteria are applied when assessing general oral contributions to classes:

      -Coherence: clear and audible speech; development of argument in clear steps; consideration of possible counter-arguments.

 

      -Relevance: focus on the points at issue, avoiding wandering from the subject at hand; use of pertinent examples.

 

      -Conciseness: making points with appropriate brevity.

 

      -Awareness of others: a good oral contributor does not dominate proceedings, but contributes to the generation of discussion between the various members of the class.

 

      -Maintenance of interest: enthusiasm for subject; appropriate level of detail; engagement with other members of the class.

 

 

      -Raising questions: seeing issues raised by discussion; clarity of formulation of questions; relating them to statements made by other members of class.

 

      -Awareness of historical issues: consideration of relationship with key themes of course; capacity to show how specific topic fits in with wider historical area.

 

      -Awareness of historiographical issues: mastery of secondary literature; awareness of any relevant debates; contextualisation of any original ideas being put forward.

 

      -Relating to other relevant topics: issues of comparison, including those beyond the focus of the course.

 

    -Accuracy: factual accuracy.