AS GC FAQ
Practitioner Training: Call for Proposals
19 May 2017
Important Updates to The After School Game Changer Practitioner Training:
Call for Proposals issued on the 16 May 2017
1. Closing Date
Please note that the closing date has been extended from the previously announced Friday 26 May 2017 to Friday 2 June 2017.
2. Clarifying Questions
|Must all the material must be ready by August 2017, to begin training in September 2017 or must only Module 1 must be ready?
Answer: The framework and first module must be ready for the beginning of the course with the rest to follow as those modules are required.
The Call for Proposals says that the detailed curriculum is to be developed by a working group – who is this working group?
Who among the existing partners will be responsible for signing off of the materials?
There seem to be nine/ ten suggested modules for design and development. What should each module consist of? For example should there be:
Given the length of the course, is it correct to estimate that a Participant Manual would be between 80 -100 pages (depending on the extent of the content)?
Is there a separate budget for design, layout, typesetting, artwork and printing and should only a master copy of the material be delivered? Is the prescribed format in which the material must be delivered?
We are unclear about the final module which requires specific training - what level would the literacy, numeracy, computer skills, etc. be of the participants?
Is the material to be pitched at NQF level 6 or 7 and would it not make more sense to initially design a programme at the post-school level (Level 5), given that a programme of this nature has not been put in place before?
Are there any existing material that can be adapted? Will other content be supplied by the Working Group, or must the development team research and source the actual content?
Who will train facilitators to use the material? Will there be a pilot phase?
Is everything only going to be in print at this point? Or, would facilitators, for example, also need PowerPoint Presentations and other teaching and learning resources?
It is important to note that it is incorrect to interpret this “Call For Proposals” as “the development of a curriculum and handing over of a finished product.” What is envisioned is the brining on board of a Service Provider who has the skills to design, deliver and host this course in an on-going co-development relationship with the Working Group.
It is also important to note that this process is not working off a blank slate. There is a lot of existing material and the Service Provider will undergo a process of researching the existing space, consolidating and integrating materials and plugging gaps etc. As part of this relationship, it is envisioned that the Service Provider brings their own networks and content to their relationship with the Working Group.
Issued for and on behalf of the After School Game Changer Working Group and in Response to The After School Game Changer: Practitioner Training: Call for Proposals dated 16 May 2017