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Mr Pierre Plekker
South Campus
A 430
South Campus Open Distance Learning
051 505 1250

Short CV

Pierre Plekker
Personal Information
Marital status: Married
Nationality: South African
Date of birth: 07/04/1958

Professional experience
1 January 1984 – 1 April 1989 Dr Böhmer School Bloemfontein
1 April 1989 – 30 April 1997 Universitas Primary School Bloemfontein
Own business
May 1997 – March 2001

Lecturer (Contract)
June 2000 – February 2001 Research Institute for Education Planning UFS

Lecturer, Programme coordinator
March 2001 – April 2002 Research Institute for Education Planning UFS

Programme Coordinator (NPDE & ACE)
April 2002 – currently School of Open Learning UFS
Contract appointment: Curriculum Studies - B Ed programme
Lecturing Basic Mathematics 2005 - 2010


Head: Formal programmes at the School of Open learning
Managing Administrative tasks of the School of Open Learning for part- time course of NPDE & ACE & ACE (School Leadership) & Tender Projects
Supervise material development section
Supervise marks section – Capturing of Cass- and Semester examination marks; Moderation of examination process; transferral of marks to the University system; Statistical feedback on results to providers of bursaries (DoE)
Supervise Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process
Supervise the arrangements for compulsory practical teaching at all centres of the Free State; KZN; Northern Cape and Eastern Cape for NPDE students

Quality assurance:
Moderation of various modules, test and examination question papers
Co-compiler of Criteria 4 (Staffing) & 6 (Mode of delivery) ACE audit narratives for Mathematics in Education programme audit in 2007
Registrations and Graduations:
Supervise applications, registrations and graduations

Compiling of the general study guide for NPDE and ACE programmes (2005 - 2010)
Setting of timetables for workshops and orientation sessions for ACE and NPDE for all centres (2004 - 2012)
Supervise printing and distribution of study material for ACE and NPDE
Compile, develop and coordinate study material for the NPDE programme:
UME 212 – Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy &
Mathematical Science I Education (till 2011)
UME 322 – Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy &
Mathematical Science II Education (till 2011)
UND 232 – Early Numeracy Development I
UND 332 – Early Numeracy Development II
UND 442 – Early Numeracy Development III
• B Ed:
Student guide for AWJ – Basic Mathematics modules (2005/6/7/8/9/10)
Geometry addendum to textbook for AWJ modules (2005/6/7/8)
Work sheets for EGM114 & EGM124 (2009)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Assessing and moderation of RPL portfolios (NPDE programme)
Supervise RPL process – portfolio information workshops with candidates and tutors
Supervise appeals process
Developed RPL student guide for compilation of portfolios.
Co - developed assessment and moderation instruments for RPL portfolios
Supervise printing and distribution of RPL learner guides and assessment instruments
Arrange RPL training for contract assessors with accredited service providers

Coordinate the marketing of upgrading programmes
Chairperson of the marketing committee which coordinates the marketing of B Ed and PGCE programmes ( 2007 – 2010)
Represent the Faculty of Education at the marketing advice committee – UFS Marketing (till 2010)

Communicate with the National and Provincial Department of Education as well as labour unions regarding bursaries and funding of upgrading courses.
Compiling of progress reports to the Department of Education regarding registrations, attendance, througflow figures and needs analysis
Submitting tenders for upgrading courses to relevant stakeholders e.g. Department of Education & ETDP SETA
Communicate with all centre coordinators for day-to-day arrangements at centres, material provision, arrangements for training sessions and tutor arrangements


Member of the marketing advice committee for marketing of Under -graduate programmes (till 2010)
Marketing committee of the Faculty of Education (Chairperson) (2007 – 2010)
Management Committee Open Learning
Registration and Marks Committee (Chairperson)
Finance Committee
Marketing Committee (Chairperson)
ICT Committee
Board of Open Learning
Teaching, Learning and Programmes Committee
Study Materials Committee (Chairperson)
Quality Assurance Committee
Recurriculation Committee
Provincial Operational Team (POT) School leadership







Workshops and Conferences







RPL and Integrated assessment workshop: ETDP SETA, Auckland Park, March 2006
Meeting on the continued delivery of NPDE by Higher Education Institutions (360 credit NPDE), Isando, August 2005
RPL/Integrated assessment and verification on site visit, School of Education, Bloemfontein, September 2004
Workshop on Curriculum and Materials evaluation for the NPDE, Department of Education, SACE, ELRC, CEPD and SAIDE, Johannesburg, March 2004
RPL support workshop, ETDP SETA, Johannesburg, March 2003
Workshop on Evaluation of Assessment
Participant paper presenter at the Student Conference for Education Researchers 2008
Conference on Research Methodology: University of Johannesburg, 29/06/09 to 04/07/09
Teacher Education Conference, Univ of Pretoria, 2012
Leadership Learning Community, UFS , 2012


Afrikaans and English
Excellent proficiency in speaking, reading and writing both languages

Community activities
Active church involvement – deacon for many years


Prof. D. Coetzee-Manning
Dean: School of Open Learning
Tel: 051- 505 1259


SAQA accredited assessor
SAQA accredited moderator

Interests and activities:

Psychology in Education
Mathematics Education
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
OBE Assessment


  • Three year Teachers Diploma (1983 Teacher Training College Bloemfontein)
    (Chairperson of the SRC 1981 and 1983)
  • One year Specialization Diploma (1984 Teacher Training College Bloemfontein)
  • Baccalaureus Artium (1986 UFS Bloemfontein)
  • Baccalaureus Educationis (1989 UFS Bloemfontein)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (2004 UFS Bloemfontein)
    Completed the one year coursework of the M Ed degree

Computer skills:

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint




Lydia Moilwa
+27 51 505 1201

Applications and Registrations
Lourette Wilson
+27 51 505 1378

Formal Programmes
Lebohang Seseane
+27 51 505 1452

Short Learning Programmes
Charlene Afrika
+27 51 505 1474

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