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Essentials of co-operate education practice

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dc.contributor.editor CTM Standing Committee
dc.contributor.editor Co-operative Education 2009-10-09T12:53:42Z 2009-10-09T12:53:42Z 2000
dc.identifier.isbn 0-620-25235-09
dc.description.abstract The competitive edge of technikons is founded largely in the practice of ooperative education. The World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE) defines cooperative education as a method of education that combines learning in the classroom (theoretical studies) with learning in the workplace (experiential learning). The importance of incorporating an experiential learning component into the various instructional components is illustrated by the comment that “a competitive economy requires a close link between education and the world”. The Green Paper on Further Education and Training states that the curriculum and qualifications framework of the future “will require a profound shift away from the traditional divides between academic and applied learning, theory and practice, knowledge and skills, and head and hand". The success of co-operative education programmes depends largely upon close cooperation with commerce, industry, government and the community. It is hoped that this publication, which was compiled in a consultative manner with members from each of these sectors, will provide guidelines for promoting cooperative education and experiential learning at technikons and closer collaboration with these sectors. In addition to outlining guidelines for stakeholders in the existing cooperative ambit, it is important to note that legislation (i.e. the Skills Development Act of 1998 and the Skills Development Levies Act of 1999) provides opportunities for technikons to consider the challenges that lie ahead in the provision of skills programmes and learnerships. Although experiential learning and learnerships appear to demonstrate synergy in many aspects, there are also subtle differences between the two approaches that need to be taken into account. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Pretoria : Committee of Technikon Principals in collaboration with the South African Society for Co-operate Education en
dc.subject Cooperative education en
dc.subject Experiential learning en
dc.subject Advisory committees en
dc.subject Monitoring en
dc.subject Mentoring en
dc.subject Placement en
dc.subject Funding en
dc.subject Quality management en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, cooperative
dc.subject.lcsh Experimental learning
dc.title Essentials of co-operate education practice en
dc.type Working Paper

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