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5TH Annual Research Colloquium Proceedings


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2023/07/20

Publication year:

2018

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Department of Higher Education and Training

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proceedings

The fifth annual Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Research Colloquium was held on the 12 – 13 September 2018 at the Premier Hotel Regent in East London, Eastern Cape Province. The DHET, together with its partner entities (that is, the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), the 3 Quality Councils, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)) jointly host an annual Research Colloquium on Post-School Education and Training (PSET). The purpose of the annual Research Colloquium is to deepen the conversation around PSET amongst stakeholders by sharing research findings and promoting research utilisation and dissemination. The Research Colloquium considers the state of research on PSET, proposes ways of advancing research and innovation to address priority needs of the PSET system, and serves as an interface between research practitioners and users. The 2018 Research Colloquium focused on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). This theme of TVET was proposed by the Eastern Cape Research Round Table (EC-RRT) which comprises TVET College lecturers who were keen on undertaking research on TVET. The EC-RRT requested the DHET to focus this year’s Research Colloquium on TVET because of its significance in the PSET landscape, and given the limited pool of researchers focusing on this matter.

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