ERIC Number: ED354326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Learn. An Introduction to the New National
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
This booklet explains New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework, a system of quality standards affecting high schools and postsecondary colleges and universities that is to be fully operational by 1996. Following an introduction, the first section explains why the current system urgently needs changing in order to equip workers for the demands of a fast changing world. The next section describes how the Framework operates, addressing such issues as where students' and trainees' records of learning will be kept, standards-based assessment, how to ensure quality, and recognition of prior learning. The next six sections describe the relationship between the Framework and secondary schools, polytechnics, colleges of education, the Training Opportunities Program, private training establishments, and government training establishments. The section on the Framework in the workplace covers the following: benefits to industry, such as ability to tailor training for individual needs, easier transfer of skills and learning, recognition for skills taught on the job, and recognition of prior learning; how the Framework will be implemented; and the timing of implementation, which requires that beginning in 1993 all new courses must conform to the Framework format. Another section describes how designers of the Framework are committed to developing Maori-based qualifications and ensuring that there is a Maori dimension, where relevant, to the qualifications. The document concludes with addresses of contacts for more information. (CML)
Descriptors: Accountability, Certification, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, High Schools, Labor Force Development, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Standards, State Licensing Boards, Student Evaluation
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, P.O. Box 160, Wellington, New Zealand (booklet and related video: $20 New Zealand).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand