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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

GUIDELINES FOR THE PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT TASK

2013

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Practical Assessment Task (PAT) 2013

Guidelines for the Teacher

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2 NSC (Guidelines for Teacher)

DBE/PAT 2013

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The PAT in Computer Applications Technology

The 2013 Grade 12 PAT addresses the role and value of reading. In 2005, systemic evaluation suggested that the reading competency of 63% of learners in the intermediate phase was below their age level. Daily News writes: "In the cyber age, the task of nurturing a love of the written word in youngsters is a tough one. Books are not as cool as gizmos. But they mean growth for those who turn to them." Educational researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success and have also found a strong correlation between reading and vocabulary knowledge. Other research indicates that: "Reading has declined among every group of adult Americans: every age group, educational group, income group, region and race." Researchers warn: "... that as increasing numbers of Americans put down their books, they also invest less in the nation's civic and cultural life." The learner needs to gather information regarding the role and value of reading as well as other aspects that involve reading, such as why people read or do not read, what causes them not to read, what value they gain from reading, what type of reading material they prefer, how much they read, etc. They also need to gather information about organisations (such as Biblionef or RASA), reading programmes (such as South Africa's National Reading Strategy), software to improve reading competency, what it entails, how it encourages people to read, etc. Eventually the learner must also provide ideas (such as paired reading) that will make children aware of the role and value of reading, that will promote reading and help children to choose appropriate reading material. The learner must also create and administer questionnaires to find out about people's reading habits, whether they read or not, why they read or do not read, how much they read, what value they gain from reading, what hinders them from reading, etc. The learner needs to process the data and information gathered and compile a report in which he/she presents his/her information, findings and recommendations. The learner must generate the report using four application programs (viz. word processor, spreadsheet, database and a fourth program such as a presentation program) in an integrated manner in order to communicate his/her information, findings and recommendations. The report should include examples and/or evidence that will explain the problem and demonstrate what the current state of affairs is, why the investigation is necessary and how the problem could possibly be addressed. The following information could be of value:

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/research-and-data/public-value-programme/thepublic-value-of-reading/ In order to do this, the learner must: • Find some background information regarding the role and value of reading, current trends and patterns regarding reading, statistics, reading programmes, available software for improving reading skills, as well as ideas that will encourage reading, etc.

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Conduct his/her own investigation to gather some data and information about people's attitudes and viewpoints regarding the role and value of reading, what people read, etc. Show through data/information processing what the patterns, trends or needs are and how the information could be used to make people and especially...
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