Book Published: Leadership in Quality Assurance of ETD

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The Leadership in Quality Assurance of ETD book is now available. About this book:

The establishment of a quality culture and a comprehensive and operational quality system requires leaders who care about quality; have an international orientation regarding quality; embed the quality aims in the vision, mission and strategic goals of the institution; are able to motivate and inspire people in the organisation to create a balanced top-down/bottom-up approach to quality, and who base the institutional quality development, improvement and enhancement on the values and culture of the institution. This book is about how leaders in quality assurance bodies, as well as learning institutions, can ensure that quality assurance is conducted in an effective and efficient manner. Topics covered include:

  • How leadership should be approached in quality assurance.
  • Ensuring co-operation in quality assurance.
  • The ability to manage quality.
  • Management structures for quality assurance.
  • An Apex Quality Assurance Body.

Related Unit Standard Number(s): 15191, 123400

Author: Nel, J.P.

Date Published: 2012-02-15

ISBN: 978-0-620-52656-2

Published By: Mentornet

Number of Pages: 230

R300.00

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Book Published: Managing Assessment of Student Performance

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The Managing Assessment of Student Performance book is now available. About this book:

Like any project, the assessment of student performance needs to be planned, monitored and controlled and the bigger the project, the more will it be necessary to involve a number of role players, which implies that certain tasks will need to be delegated. The process of managing the assessment of student performance is discussed in this book. The book focuses on three salient tools with which assessment is managed, namely policies, procedures and assessment plans. It is also discussed how assessment is controlled by maintaining information on the assessment, some of which can be used to review the assessment instruments as well as the assessment policies and procedures. Topics covered include:

  • Assessment policies and procedures.
  • Developing an assessment plan.
  • Developing guidelines for the implementation of assessment policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining information on assessment.

Related Unit Standard Number(s): 263982

Author: Nel, J.P.

Date Published: 2012-05-25

ISBN: 978-0-620-50227-6

Published By: Mentornet

Number of Pages: 179

R220.00

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Book Published: The Art and Science of Assessing Student Performance

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The Art and Science of Assessing Student Performance book is now available. About this book:

Conducting assessment is not just a science, but also an art. One can probably argue that just being well-trained in the processes of conducting assessment is not enough – professional assessment requires the right attitude as well, and attitude is the product of education, training, experience and personality. This book covers the intricacies of conducting assessment in considerable detail, but also caters for the affective domain. The attitude with which assessment is conducted receives its fair share of attention as well. Topics covered include:

  • The nature, concepts and approaches to assessment.
  • How to prepare for assessment.
  • How to conduct assessment.
  • How to give feedback on assessment.
  • How to review assessment instruments.

Related Unit Standard Number(s): 115753

Author: Nel, J.P.

Date Published: 2011-03-30

ISBN: 978-0-620-49822-7

Published By: Mentornet

Number of Pages: 191

R220.00

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Book Published: Design and Develop Assessment Instruments

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The Design and Develop Assessment Instruments book is now available. About this book:

The manner in which assessment instruments are designed and developed can have a direct impact on the performance of the students who write the examinations or do the practical assignments. Examination papers that are poorly designed and developed can cause students to fail. Students must be given a fair chance of achieving success in their examinations. We must ensure that students who work hard and know their work will succeed. Students must only fail if they do not know and understand the course content and not because of any external factors, such as poorly designed and developed assessment instruments. This book provides guidelines on how to design and develop assessment instruments that will facilitate fair assessment.

Topics covered include:

  • The design principles of assessment.
  • Concepts in design.
  • Developing assessment activities.
  • Developing subjective assessment methods.
  • Developing objective assessment methods.
  • Evaluating assessment design and development.

Related Unit Standard Number(s): 115755

Author: Nel, J.P.

Date Published: 2011-02-28

ISBN: 978-0-620-49790-9

Published By: Mentornet

Number of Pages: 254

R220.00

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Book Published: Establishing a Positive Quality Culture in ETD

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The Establishing a Positive Quality Culture in ETD book is now available. About this book:

Everybody knows that the quality of education, training and development (ETD) determines the quality of work that people do. In addition, students are always blamed when they achieve poor examination results, when poor quality ETD is often the real culprit. The problem is not that quality assurance of ETD does not take place. On the contrary, mos countries spend exorbitant amounts of money and time on quality assurance, unfortunately with disappointing results. The reason for this is that quality assurance in ETD is often done for the wrong reasons and with the wrong attitude. This book identifies the deficiencies in current quality assurance practices and suggests a constructive approach. Topics covered include:

  • Approaches to quality assurance in ETD.
  • Setting standards as a prerequisite for best practice ETD.
  • The impact of delivery on the quality of ETD.
  • The importance of leadership for quality ETD.
  • Management of quality in ETD.
  • The importance of human resources development for quality in ETD.
  • The importance of cooperation for quality in ETD.

Related Unit Standard Number(s): 15191, 123400

Author: Nel, J.P.

Date Published: 2010-01-01

ISBN: 978-0-620-46492-5

Published By: Mentornet

Number of Pages: 280

R280.00

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Book Published: The Concepts and Procedures Governing the Recognition of Prior Learning

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The Concepts and Procedures Governing the Recognition of Prior Learning book is now available. About this book:

It is an objective of the new National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III) to afford people who seek to enroll on learning programmes without the standard entry qualifications the opportunity to have their skills acquired through experience measured against that which they require to attain. It is hoped that this drive will result in recognition for those who were denied access to formal and quality learning in the past. Some people need this recognition because it is the just and right thing to do; others will use the opportunity to gain access to further learning and a third group will benefit in the workplace through appointment for those who are unemployed, better remuneration and promotion opportunities for those who have jobs. This book explains what one can realistically expect from RPL as well as how RPL can be practiced in an effective and efficient manner. Topics covered inlcude:

  • RPL defined.
  • Current RPL practice and opportunities.
  • RPL policies, procedures and plans.
  • Providing RPL advice and support.
  • Providing RPL to groups.
  • Administration of RPL.

Related Unit Standard Number(s): 116587

Author: Nel, J.P.

Date Published: 2010-01-01

ISBN: 978-0-620-48532-6

Published By: Mentornet

Number of Pages: 196

R220.00

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