ERIC Number: ED367837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Tomorrow's Learners. An Approach to Implementing the Qualifications Framework in New Zealand Secondary Schools. Ka pu te ruha, ka hao te rangitahi = The old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
This guide is designed as a resource for use in implementing the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in New Zealand secondary schools. Discussed in the introduction are the development of flexible learning in secondary schools, the context for the New Zealand curriculum, the NQF, and transition to flexible learner-centered schools. Section 1 explains the differences between course-based and learner-centered schools and presents a series of checklists on the following aspects of learner-centered programs: entry services, flexible access to learning, flexible access to assessment and credit opportunities, supporting learning, and infrastructure. Discussed in section 2 are strategic, curriculum, and operational management that must be considered during the transition to learner-centered schools. Section 3 contains guidelines related to the following aspects of NQF implementation: strategic management (organizational structure, funding, staff development); curriculum management (barriers to access, curriculum organization, managing and supporting learning, tools for flexible learning, and assessment and credit opportunities); and operational management (staffing and accommodation, administration, and quality and efficiency). Outlined in Section 4 are strategies for managing the process of change to learner-centered schools. Appended is an annotated list of related videos, booklets, and serial publications. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.