Frequently asked questions for SACE CPTD
E-learning (electronic learning) is education conducted by electronic media, which typically means using a computer and the internet to access material that can form part of an activity or training programme.
Achieving SACE endorsement means that the relevant activity meets SACE’s requirements for “Fitness of Purpose.” This means that it:
• Aligns with identified system needs,
• Strengthens subject competence and professional practice
• Promotes professional commitment and system transformation
It is also deemed effective according to SACE’s requirements for “Fitness For Purpose.” This means that the respective outcomes are:
• Aligned with the overall purpose of the activity for the target audience and that the contents of the activity supports the achievement of the outcomes and that,
• The planned teaching and learning processes support the achievement of the outcomes and overall purposes and that,
• The assessment tasks are designed to enable members of the educational workforce to demonstrate achievement of the outcomes.
learndirect South Africa will report the completion of each activity to SACE using an electronic form.
Yes, at the end of every three year cycle, a Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to each educator according to a three tier system:
150 points: Bronze Certificate of Achievement
151 – 300 points: Silver Certificate of Achievement
300+ points: Gold Certificate of Achievement
Yes. Participation in professional development is mandatory. Professional development is part of SACE’s Code of Professional Ethics for educators. All South African educators commit themselves to observe the code, so professional development is not an option but an obligation for all members of the educational workforce.
Moreover, all state-employed educators and many privately-employed educators are required to undertake professional development as part of their conditions of service. Principals, deputy principals and heads of department are required, as part of their duties and responsibilities, to help educators to develop professionally. Principals, deputy principals and heads of department are also required to develop themselves professionally. So, professional development is an all-teacher and all-school affair.
No. Only providers approved by SACE are allowed to offer professional development activities with PD Points value. They will be called “SACE Approved Providers”. They will offer professional development activities that are endorsed by SACE. The intention is that only SACE Approved Providers will be engaged and funded by employers, unions or other bodies supporting the professional development of teachers.
Yes. This means that learndirect South Africa has signed up to SACE’s Code of Practice for providers, is fit to offer professional development activities endorsed by SACE and agrees to offer only activities that are endorsed by SACE. It also means that learndirect South Africa will provide SACE with lists of successful teacher participants in endorsed activities and will agree to accept feedback from participants and monitoring by SACE.
All you need to start your e-learning is a computer or suitable mobile device such as a tablet or iPad, as well as a reliable internet connection.
All our SACE endorsed activities are brought to you by learndirect South Africa.
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