DRAFT SADC GUIDELINES FOR CREDIT ACCUMULATION AND TRANSFER

Document Summary: 
This is the fourth version of the document originally headed PROPOSED SADC CREDIT ACCUMULATION AND TRANSFER SYSTEM (SADC-CATS). This version of the Paper analyses the various aspects of a proposed SADC Accumulation and Transfer System and seeks to identify some of the key elements that should be included in the formulation of guidelines for the implementation of that system. The final version of the paper is expected to be produced after further research by members of the SADC HAQAA Group. This Paper is divided into two main parts: Part I: Proposed SADC Accumulation and Transfer System (SADC-CATS) and Part II: Draft Guidelines for Credit Accumulation and Transfer. The Paper is further divided into sections as follows: 
1. The conceptual framework 2. The regional context of the proposed system 3. Rationale for the development of a SADC Credit Accumulation and Transfer System 4. Some key principles 5. Definition of terms used in programme design 6. Approaches to credit weighting 7. Which approach for the SADC Community? 8. How study hours translate into credits 9. Elements that should be included in the calculation of credits 
 
10. Intended learning outcomes (ILOs) 11. Minimum body of knowledge 12. Assessment policy and practice 13. Practical application of the proposed SADC-CATS 14. The benefits of the proposed SADC-CATS 15. Rationale for guidelines on credit accumulation and transfer 16. Draft Guidelines for Credit Accumulation and Transfer 17. Actions to facilitate successful implementation of the system 18. Proposed plan of action for the SADC HAQAA Group and SAQAN 
Document Type: 
Report
Document Author name: 
EMMANUEL NGARA AND THE SADC HAQAA GROUP
Official Date Published: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

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