Papers & Workshops



Occupation-directed Education and Training of Adult Education and Training Practitioners in a Southern African Distance Learning Context


Prof. Tinus Van Rooy

University of South Africa, Wierdapark, South Africa

South Africa entered a new education and training dispensation in which distance teaching and learning plays a major role. This places high demands on practitioner development through distance teaching. A specific distance teaching model was developed to cater for learner diversity, learner needs and learning styles in the vast adult learner community of Southern Africa. In occupation-directed training of adult learners the emphasis is on outcomes, competence and performance. These are practical aspects. How can they be achieved through distance learning in the absence of direct hands-on teaching and instruction? Supervised portfolio building combined with workplace exposure, recognition and facilitation of current and prior learning experiences as well as workshops and networking are some of the technologies employed by the Centre for Community Training and Development at the University of South Africa to train education, training and development practitioners in an outcomes-based education and training system. Specific distance teaching and learning strategies and techniques that are employed in this regard will be explained and shared with participants during the presentation.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000

Equipment: Overhead Projector