Personal histories as a component of an ethnography of expert assessment practice in the workplace.

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dc.contributor.author Msimango, Sindiswa Nontembiso
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T06:33:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T06:33:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11413
dc.description.abstract This research report describes the learning histories of computer assistants and expert assessment practice. This takes place in a workplace where computer training, specifically the fixing of hardware (CPU) occurs. It is hoped that the evidence collected might contribute towards the recognition and understanding of tacit assessment on the National Qualifications Framework, (NQF). In uncovering these learning histories and expert assessment practices, a component of ethnography which involves case history interviews and discussions was used. The theoretical framework used was situated learning theory and the legitimate peripheral participation of the computer assistants. This framework is itself embedded in the theory of constructivism. Case histories used as a component of ethnography is part of a bigger ethnographic project developed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). This particular study will contribute along with other projects in the University of Witwatersrand research group, to make up a full ethnographic account of learning and assessment in the workplace. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Legitimate peripheral participation en_US
dc.subject Communities of practice en_US
dc.subject Tacit knowledge en_US
dc.subject Explicit knowledge en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Constructivism en_US
dc.title Personal histories as a component of an ethnography of expert assessment practice in the workplace. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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