Adult training class presentation

One major difference between the adult training class and that of teaching on school level is the presentation style. Adults require a lot of visual stimulation, loads of interaction, and must have specific outcomes to stay motivated. They have less time and as such an accelerated means of learning must be used. The adult training … Read more

Sector for Education and Training Authority

The Sector for Education and Training Authority came into being in 2000 as a brainchild of Government and Industry to develop the education and skills levels of South African employees to be on the same standard as the rest of the world. By establishing as Sector for Education and Training Authority for every industry sector … Read more

ABET Learnerships Expand Opportunities

Many industrial nations struggle with “school-to-work transition” issues: graduates of their traditional educational systems have neither skills nor values immediately applicable in the workplace. In South Africa, however, industry leaders and educators have collaborated for more than twenty years, developing a sophisticated system that promotes students’ learning for work. In South African industries, the notion … Read more

ABET Products Support Workers’ Learning

Designed to guide, complement, and supplement adult learners’ progress through South Africa’s National Qualifying Framework, ABET materials run the scope of educators’ needs. ABET curriculum materials, assessments, and learning resources assure students compliance with the standards of each Learnership. ABET products include awareness campaigns, assessments, individual and group reporting, students’ instructional materials, portfolios, quality assurance … Read more

Project Management Skills Pull Subject Areas Together

Project management skills challenge students’ command of language and math. Developing their ability to forecast and manage resources, time, and money, students frequently must translate words to numbers and numbers to words. All the separate project management skills are inter-related, and all of them build on students’ ability to see patterns and trends, solve for … Read more

Adult Basic Education

The success of all adult basic education depends, first, on instructors’ respect for students’ dignity. Disadvantaged students, who risk enrollment in adult basic education, often associate classrooms with intimidation, alienation, and humiliation. Adult basic education instructors must help their students feel safe, because learning involves risk, mistakes, trial and error, and constant practice—none of which … Read more

South African Workers Always Have Recognized the Value of Education

In the 1970s, when South African workers first organized to demand better wages and working conditions, they also demanded training in language and mathematics skills that would secure their places in the workforce. Through the eighties and early nineties, as South Africa evolved, adult education evolved with it. Workers, businessmen, politicians, and change agents agreed … Read more

English Adult Classes from Basic to Boardroom

Research with rising users of English proves what common sense always suggested – When students learn English “in a meaningful context,” they learn more quickly and they retain what they learn. English adult classes, which develop students reading and writing skills in the context of their everyday work, show far greater growth and retention than … Read more

Advance at Work by Learning Numeracy Skills

Learning numeracy skills prepares South African workers ultimately to manage production and learn the basics of finance. Learning numeracy skills begins with the essentials – reading and understanding the meanings and properties of numbers – and it advances in regular, logical steps through counting, grouping, and recognizing patterns in numbers. Adults challenged with learning numeracy … Read more

The Value of Learning Sotho

Sotho, the original language of the African nation and one of the eleven official languages of South Africa, may serve as the unofficial international language of the southern African continent. Four million South Africans claim Sotho as their primary language and as many as five million more identify Sotho as their second or third language. … Read more

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