SAAEA recommends that learners be provided with less options to choose from in terms of curriculum differentiation within subjects

WINDHOEK: The Southern Africa Association for Educational Assessment (SAAEA) has recommended that learners be provided with less options to choose from in terms of curriculum differentiation within subjects.

This recommendation was tabled during the eighth SAAEA conference in Windhoek from 16 to 18 June. It was attended by 210 delegates.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education on Monday, the recommendations made after the conference included that learners should be given proper guidance in the choices they make in order to inform their rationality, and they should be provided with less options to choose from.

It was also recommended that more focus should be placed on differentiated teaching, which means teaching would be tailored to meet learners’ individual needs.

Recommendations were also made that research should be carried out on how to provide assessment and examinations to learners with special needs, including hearing-impaired and visually-challenged learners.

The statement said the quality and usefulness of practical assessment needs must be enhanced by ensuring that the cognitive processes are correctly tested, and that test instruments are able to measure productive and reproductive skills.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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