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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Reflect on own facilitation performance as an environmental education practitioner 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13667  Reflect on own facilitation performance as an environmental education practitioner 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people working as environmental education practitioners in a range of contexts, from environmental education centres and heritage sites to community-based projects, business or government departments.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to reflect critically on their practice as environmental education practitioners and use the information and insights obtained to improve their practice.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Reflect critically on implementation of an environmental learning programme or action project
  • Adapt activities based on evaluation
  • Identify self-development needs and take responsibility for fulfilling these 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner should demonstrate GETC or equivalent. This unit standard does not assume prior environmental education training or experience. However, it does assume that the learner is currently involved in an environmental learning programme, activity or action project. The goals, plans and actions of an existing project will be evaluated. This unit standard requires the candidate to be open to learning from experience and willing to adapt plans in the light of evidence.

    Although this process can be undertaken without reference to evaluation theories, a basic understanding of an action research cycle of planning, implementing and evaluating action is recommended. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is relevant and applicable at any level on the NQF. At level 4 the learner will be guided by a supervisor or more experienced and / or qualified colleagues, while at higher levels s/he will take increasing personal responsibility for learning from reflection on action.

    At level 4 the learner may not understand the theoretical foundations of evaluation, reflection and reflexivity. However, at higher levels on the NQF this unit standard will be more strongly informed by theory.

    This unit standard assumes that the process of evaluation is a continuous one; therefore, reflection should take place at all stages of a project and not just summatively. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Reflect critically on implementation of an environmental learning programme or action project 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evaluation is a continuous process, occuring formatively, during the implementation phase and summatively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Clarify a set of criteria to help guide reflection, informed by the project context, goals and environmental education principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Embedded knowledge:

    Principles of environmental education. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Collect evidence regularly and keep thorough records to enable evaluation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Evidence from own reflection and from participants, supervisor and colleagues; Sources of evidence include observations, entries in a reflective journal, evaluation forms, interviews, discussions; Maintain journal, files of evaluation forms, notes from discussions and supervisor evaluations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Compare aims, plans and actions and give reasons for discrepancies or changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Adapt activities based on evaluation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Continuously assess the relevance and effectiveness of plans, and adapt as necessary to suit the implementation context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    During implementation, as indicated by evidence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Revise programmes, action plans and/or materials based on experience of implementation and formal evaluation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Summatively, preferably with colleagues.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify self-development needs and take responsibility for fulfilling these 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Analyse own facilitation performance and clarify strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Encourage constructive feedback from others to help clarify own strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identify own self-development needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Take responsibility for improving performance where possible, and request or organise opportunities for self-development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Amount of initiative taken to address own learning needs will increase at higher levels on the NQF. At lower levels the learner should clarify needs in discussion with a supervisor, while at higher levels the learner should show greater responsibility for satisfying own learning needs.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to Specific Outcomes and to the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard.

    To achieve this unit standard the learner will require basic knowledge of the goals, principles and policies of environmental education, evaluation techniques and action research cycles. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Specified requirements:

    Specified requirements include specific legal and workplace requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:

    Relevant laws, regulations and policies, e.g. the National Environmental Management Act, Curriculum 2005

    Site specific:

    Relevant contextual information and documentation, including corporate strategic plans and workplace procedures 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22900   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  22901   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  22903   Bachelor of Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    2. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    3. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
    4. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    5. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Sekunjalo Education Training and Development 
    7. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    8. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    9. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    10. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 



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