The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has far-reaching implications for education and training. Neil Butcher and Sonja Loots were privileged to contribute to the South African Qualifications Authority’s recently published Bulletin, which includes 15 papers that focus on empirical and conceptual aspects of the 4IR from several sectors within the context of education and training.
Sonja and Neil’s paper (p. 125) examines the potential and challenges of aligning Post-School Education and Training (PSET) and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) within the context of 4IR. It reviews international examples of how countries or regions are aligning sectors to optimise their readiness for the technological revolution and discusses what might need to happen in the South African context to harness the opportunities that the 4IR presents.
In the Bulletin, papers were categorised according to five focus areas: Higher Education and Quality Assurance; Skills Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship; the Roles of Professional Bodies; Schooling – An Innovative Collaborative Initiative; and International Perspectives.
Read the publication here