How do the new RET textbooks mediate learning?

Student at Rhodes University researches this question for his dissertation

Oct 16th, 2015

Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) is a new NC(V) optional subject. The first 4 student books for NQF level 2 were developed for the 2015 curriculum and will be available in a revised edition for the 2016 curriculum, accompanied by a lecturer guide.

Additionally, the textbooks for RET at NQF level 3, including lecturers’ guides, are being developed and will be published for the 2016 curriculum, followed by RET NQF level 4 which is to be developed next year.

These textbooks are already showing promise and are raising interest amongst the academic community! Mr. Edward Kahangoro, a student at Rhodes University, decided to focus his dissertation on the topic “An investigation of how a textbook mediates learning about climate change in a TVET qualification”. As case study he uses the RET course at the Eastern Cape PE College (Iqhayiya Campus).The main focus of the dissertation is on how a RET textbook mediates learning about climate change and global warming at a TVET College.

Edward Kaahangoro himself explains his motivation: “I am passionate about this in that I want to understand the socio-cultural and historical process of learning and teaching pedagogy within a TVET College context focusing on environmental issues”.

We wish him all the best for his dissertation.

For further information: https://www.ru.ac.za/elrc/

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