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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

On-Line Learning - ACECE4E
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the potential, limitations, characteristics and modes of teaching and learning by using the Internet/Worldwide Web.
Whole School Development through Environmental Education - HBEDWSL
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To reflect on the terms sustainability education, sustainable society, holistic approach and whole school development. A detailed study of whole school development is done: key elements and its ability to bring transformational changes about at school level. The role of awareness raising and education for sustainable development is discussed. The role of eco-schools in terms of whole school development is analysed.
Practical Educational Computing - ACECE5F
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience in applying their ICT knowledge and skills to enhance and enrich teaching and learning in the classroom.
Teaching Natural Sciences ( SP Subject Didactics) - LADNSCC
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: One of: Biology1/ Botany1/ Zoology 1/ Physics 1/ Chemistry 1/ Geography 1 Co-requisite: PTEAC2Y
Purpose: to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to facilitate teaching in the Natural Sciences in the senior schooling phase.
Teaching of Natural Sciences I - ACENS1E
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide school teachers with knowledge of fundamental concepts of natural sciences (life and living, earth and beyond) and skills of designing suitable activities to support learning in these fields.
Teaching Technology ( SP Subject Didactics) - LADTECX
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: Any school subject passed on 1st year level. Co-requisite: PTEAC2Y
Purpose: Practical work in Technology Education; The Technology Learning Area in context; Teaching the Technology Learning Area;
Teaching Natural Sciences II (Teaching Energy and Change) - ACENS2F
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide school teachers with knowledge of fundamental concepts of natural sciences (energy and change, matter and materials) and skills of designing suitable activities to support learning in these fields.
FET Subject Didactics Life Sciences - SDBIOLJ
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: Botany 2 and Zoology 1 or Zoology 2 and Botany 1 or Biology 2 Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: To enable students to teach Life Sciences (Biology) as a school subject.
Facilitation and Management of Practical Work - ACENS3G
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide learners with (a) knowledge and skills of facilitating practical work and science process skills in a school setting, and (b) knowledge and skills of managing a laboratory in a school setting and to enable learners to demonstrate competence in facilitating practical work in a responsible and safe manner.
FET Subject Didactics Computer Applications Technology - SDCAT0P
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: Information Systems 2 or Informatics 2 Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: To enable students to teach Computer applications technology as aschool subject.
Teaching Science, Environment and Society - ACENS4H
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide school teachers with (a) knowledge of fundamental issues in the teaching of natural sciences with particular reference to the interaction of the environment and society as stipulated in the revised national curriculum statement of the Republic of South Africa and (b) knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to facilitate teaching in the Natural Sciences in the Senior schooling phase.
FET Subject Didactics Information Technology - SDCOS04
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: Information Systems 2 or Computer Science 2 Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: To enable students to teach Information Technology as a school subject.
Environmental Education - EDA3046
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Purpose: To develop competent environmental educators who teach their subjects in an environmentally directed way.
FET Subject Didactics Physical Science - SDPSC08
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: (Chemistry 2 and Physics 1) or (Physics 2 and Chemistry1) Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: To enable students to teach Physical Science as a school subject.
Environmental Education: Concepts and Principles - ENE2601
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The concept 'environmental education'; environmental education as reaction to the environmental crisis; the adult learner and environmental education; environmental education practitioners and environmental education; the environmental education curriculum for adult learners; teaching and learning in environmental education for adults; utilising information technology in environmental education.
FET Subject Didactics Technology Subjects - SDTECSY
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: Mechanical Technology2 or Electrical Technology 2 or Civil Technology 2 Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: To enable students to teach Technology Subjects as a school subject.
Technology a (Background to Technology) - FDETE1A
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Structures; Processing and production; Energy; Materials; Information; Systems and control systems.
Technology Education I - FDETE2B
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Conceptional framework; The technological process; The nature of Technology Education: Assessment in Technology Education.
Professional Studies Theme A: Social Sciences and Environmental Education - PFC101Q
Certificate Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the theoretical orientation; Social Sciences in the primary school: Geography, History (in each case); curriculum and curriculum development; aims, objectives; resources and materials; lesson planning: the use of media, evaluation procedures; school and classroom management; theme work; the introduction to Environmental Education, teaching and learning in Environmental Education; introduction to basic ecological principles and cross-curricular environmental themes and issues.
Technology B - FDETE4D
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Project portfolio
Professional Studies Theme B: Teaching Mathematics And Natural Sciences - PFC102R
Certificate Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the methodology: problem solving and problem-centred approach; strategic teaching and learning; language, culture and world view (knowledge systems for number and space); number and spatial skills; to gain insight into the foundations of Natural Science (science, biology); the primary school pupil and Natural Science; Natural Science and Environmental Education; Natural Science skills; formulating aims and objectives; general teaching strategies; the natural science classroom; interpreting the curriculum; use of instructional media; assessing learner outcomes.
Technology Education II - FDETE5E
Certificate,Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Practical work in Technology Education; The Technology Learning Area in context; Teaching the Technology Learning Area;
Professional Studies Theme C: Technology Education, Economic Literacy and Entrepreneurship - PFC103S
Certificate Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into technology education: the technology process; resources used in the technology process; skills that must be developed; technology in practice; and economic literacy and entrepreneurship: basic economic literacy; goal and function of education directed to entrepreneurship; factors which underline entrepreneurial success or failure; the part teachers could play in entrepreneurial activities; a strategy for developing entrepreneurship; the teacher's role to facilitate.
Teaching Natural Science - PST202G
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Co-requisite: PST201F
Purpose: To gain insight into the foundations of natural science (science, biology); the primary school pupil and natural science; natural science and environmental education; natural science skills; formulating aims and objectives; general teaching strategies; the natural science classroom; interpreting the curriculum; use of instructional media; assessing learner outcomes.
Introduction to Computers in Education - ACECE1B
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the educational potential, limitations and applications of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and to the planning and management of the integration and use of ICTs in classrooms.
Curriculum Design and Evaluation for Science Education - HBEDCDP
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To provide students with an understanding of the nature and development of School Science curricula at a national and international level as well as the relationship between theory and practice regarding the School Natural Science (GET) curriculum as in the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) and the School Physical Science and/or Life Sciences (FET) curriculum as in the National Curriculum Statement (NCS). This module includes a research report.
Computer Literacy for Teachers - ACECE2C
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the basic components of computer hardware and software, and how to integrate its use in teaching and learning.
Current issues in Science Education - HBEDCIU
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To develop postgraduate-level knowledge, skills and competencies to enable learners to be competent facilitators of the Natural Science Curriculum, Physical Sciences Curriculum/ and/ Life Sciences Curriculum to a target audience having a diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Even within the same culture, learners should develop the competence to be gender sensitive and to accommodate learners with special needs in order to create an appropriate culture of learning.
Integrating Computers in Education - ACECE3D
Certificate Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the theories, principles, strategies and methods for integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning events, and to develop their skills in designing, developing and facilitating ICT-integrated learning environments.
The Mediation of Environmental Learning - HBEDMEF
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To study the various theoretical and practical explanations of how learning takes place, as well as processes that foster learning. The student will learn to be able to critically reflect on the process of mediating learning in environmental education contexts and will learn to evaluate, select and implement various assessment strategies for environmental learning. This module includes a research report.
Computer Integration in the Classroom - FDEME3L
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To train student teachers how to combine appropriate information and communication technologies with teaching and learning strategies and intregrate it to teaching and learning activities in the classroom.