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Module 1: Assignments

As mentioned in the introduction to the course, certification, for those who wish to pursue this, is available at both NQF Level 6 (Stream 1 – primarily for professionals involved in the formal education and training sector – lecturers, teachers, senior extension officers/agricultural advisors), and NQF level 5 (Stream 2 – primarily for those involved in the informal training sector – NGO personnel, junior extension officers/agricultural advisors, farmers).  It is entirely up to you at which level you wish to work, and this may depend on your specific work context or interests.  It will be worth looking at all versions of the assignment before deciding on which one to go for.    However, once you have decided on which Stream you wish to follow, you will need to stay with that Stream for all assignments.

Downloadable copies of Assignment 2 and the Assessment Criteria of Assignment 1 is available by clicking on the “Download Assignment 1” and “Download Assessment Criteria” buttons below.

The requirements for the different versions of Assignment 1 are provided below:

Stream 1 (NQF Level 6), Assignment 1

(For those involved in formal education or training)

Analysis of current curriculum practice in relation to RWH&C

Produce a report of 8–10 pages (4 000 – 4 500 words) describing:

  1. RWH&C elements in current curricula (long and short courses), providing detail on the specific topics covered, the main content of these elements and existing linkages between the various elements;
  2. Aspects of the current curricula that provide ‘underpinning knowledge’ of value to the teaching of RWH&C (even if these are not currently identified as RWH&C elements), providing detail on the specific topics and their main content;
  3. Identification of any current lack of coverage of sustainable agricultural water practices, and of opportunities for integration of RWH&C elements into the curricula. [The document Possible Options for Integration into College Curricula can be used to support this component.]
  4. The main sources of information used in course and curriculum development (not only for RWH&C, but information generally); and
  5.  Your activity system – clearly illustrating, using a diagram ( based on that in PowerPoint 1.3), the object of your water activity, the mediating tools you are currently using, the rules governing your activity system, your agricultural and water learning community relations, and the division of labour

Stream 2 (NQF Level 5), Assignment 1 (a)

If you do have some current involvement in RWH&C practices

Review of current practices in relation to RWH&C

Produce a report of 3 – 4 pages (1 500 – 2 000 words) describing:

  1. Current involvement in RWH&C practices, either through teaching/training or implementing, providing detail on the type of practices and the nature of your involvement (as trainer, implementer or other role);
  2. The partners who are involved in these practices, providing detail on their roles and activities;
  3. The sources of information that are being used to support these practices;
  4. The limitations in sustainable water for food, and opportunities for increasing the use of RWH&C practices among the farming communities with whom you are working; and
  5. A simple activity system showing your agricultural and water learning community relations (use a diagram, based on that in PowerPoint 1.3).

 

Please ensure that the Assignment is headed by your name, registration number, email address, and date of submission; also the Stream and Assignment number {Stream 2, Assignment 1(a)}

Stream 2 (NQF Level 5), Assignment 1 (b)

If you do not have any current involvement in RWH&C practices

Identification of RWH & C practices used by farmers in your area:

  1. Current involvement in RWH&C practices, either through teaching/training or implementing, providing detail on the type of practices and the nature of your involvement (as trainer, implementer or other role);
  2. The partners who are involved in these practices, providing detail on their roles and activities;
  3. The sources of information that are being used to support these practices;
  4. The limitations in sustainable water for food, and opportunities for increasing the use of RWH&C practices among the farming communities with whom you are working; and
  5. A simple activity system showing your agricultural and water learning community relations (use a diagram, based on that in PowerPoint 1.3).

 

Please ensure that the Assignment is headed by your name, registration number, email address, and date of submission; also the Stream and Assignment number {Stream 2, Assignment 1(b)}.

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