Charting the recent changes to the education system in South Africa, this text looks particularly at the effect of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Underpinning the NQF is the move from a content-based to an outcome-based education and training (OBET) system, which includes the key concept of continual assessment. This text aims to bring clarity and certainty to this complex and confusing situation, addressing teacher worries such as the lack of consultation in establishing the NQF and the seeming absence of in-service training. By focusing on outcomes-based education, this book attempts to demystify continuous assessment, providing guidelines to plan, carry out, report and manage assessment in an outcome-based education and training system. The text is written specifically for teachers, encouraging them to view changes in curricula and assessment procedures as exciting challenges.
Publisher: Juta & Company Ltd