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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Management and Assessment - PGC405D
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Section A: Management: To gain insight into the South African educational structure; overview of legislation applicable to Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase management; policy and provision issues in Early Childhood Development, school governance; institutional management and other critical issues in Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase management; Section B: Assessment: To equip students with the underlying knowledge, skills and values to understand, communicate and implement the principles and theories of assessing the young learner with emphasis on their applicability in a diverse and developing early childhood education context.
Teaching Practice 4 (Professional Studies 403 Practical Teaching 4) (Grades 1 - 3) - PRS403E
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PRS2015, PRS2026, PRS2038, PRS2049, BPT1501(HEC101V), PRS302A, PRS304C, PRS401C, PRS402D & EDT305S
Purpose: To enable students to carry out practical applications of the teaching principles, theories and concepts they have acquired in other courses through the completion of various workbooks during a period of four weeks in the foundation phase. The student must take control of the class (under supervision) and plan, present and evaluate all teaching activities during this period. All activities presented during the teaching practice periods must comply with the principles of anti-bias, multi-cultural and inclusive education.
Health Education - HEC101V
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into theoretical orientation: Health and health education; personal health; special health issues; first aid and emergency care: Environmental health and safety issues.
Teaching Practice 1 (Professional Studies 104 Practical Teaching 1) (Birth - Grade R) - PRS1045
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PRS101Y, PRS1023 & PRS1034
Purpose: To enable students to carry out practical applications of the teaching principles, theories and concepts they have acquired in other courses through the completion of an observation workbook during an observation period of one week in an early childhood centre.
Teaching Practice 2 (Professional Studies 204) (Birth - Grade R) - PRS2049
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PRS2015, PRS2026 & PRS2038
Purpose: To enable students to carry out practical applications of the teaching principles, theories and concepts they have acquired in other courses through the completion of various assignments during a period of two weeks in an early childhood centre, as well as during a period of three weeks in a reception year class.
Becoming, Learning and Assessment of the Young Child in the Early Childhood Development Phase - HBEDBLV
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To gain insight, knowledge and skills: about the becoming, learning and assessment of the young child in the Foundation Phase; about education and teaching in the Early Childhood Development phase, which is imbedded in Theories of Education of the past and present, while taking cognisance of teaching programmes within a global perspective, as well as the Outcomesbased paradigm of South Africa; about curriculum development for the young child in the Foundation phase, while being able to manage learning programmes and sites. This module includes a research report.
Education and Teaching of the Young Child in the Early Childhood Development Phase - HBEDETE
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To form the basic question of what the learners know about the historical and contemporary influences on teaching determining the character of teaching in the Early Childhood Development phase; as well as interpreting critically, education and global teaching programmes. The issues influencing curriculum development such as: diversity, multi-culturalism, multi-lingualism, anti-bias and developmentally appropriateness will be dealt with. Understanding of the policy for the provision of the Early Childhood Education phase in the Republic of South Africa will be achieved, as well as a focus on the nature of the management task of the principal in Early Childhood Development.
Reception Year and Foundation Phase Didactics - PCF4065
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PGC4019, PGC402A, ETH306W, PGC404C & PGC405D
Purpose: To equip students with the underlying knowledge, skills and values to understand, communicate and implement the principles and theories of developmentally appropriate teaching of emergent literacy, numeracy and life skills in the reception year, with emphasis on their applicability in a diverse and developing early childhood centre and primary school context.
Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology - PCF4088
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PCF4065, PCF4076, PGC4019, PGC402A, ETH306W, PGC404C & PGC405D
Purpose: (a) To gain insight into foundational perspectives; number sense, number concept and number development; spatial orientation and spatial insight; (b) Section (i): Science: to equip students with knowledge, skills and abilities to satisfy their own questions about the workings of the physical and biological world in order to provide learners with the appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes for understanding the principles and processes of the natural sciences. Section (ii): Technology: to provide students with knowledge, skills and resources of the technical world, to acquire the ability to solve technological problems and perform effectively in their changing environments.
Visual Arts and Music and Movement in the Foundation Phase - PCF4099
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PCF4065, PCF4076, PCF4088, PGF4019, PGC402A, ETH306W, PGC404C & PGC405D
Purpose: (a) To gain insight into the value of music in the child?s total development; advanced music activities in the foundation phase, including notation, activity areas and concepts, the achievement of music outcomes and didactic methods in teaching music; (b) to gain insight into the theoretical introduction; the history and development of physical education; the value and place of physical education in society and in the educational programme; (c) to provide a teacher who will be a competent facilitator of the visual arts in the Foundation phase; who will have the ability to introduce these learners to art as their cultural heritage and provide them with suitable aesthetic experiences.
Psychology of Education and Socio-Pedagogics - PGC4019
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with knowledge, skills and values to understand, communicate and implement the principles of child development and theories of child development and social development and behaviour with emphasis on their applicability in a diverse and developing world. It will also enable students to understand formative development and the impact of abuse at individual, family, and communal levels. To develop the possibilities for life-skills, and critical, ethical and committed political attitude, and lifestyle in learners as well as being able to respond to current social and educational problems with particular emphasis on the issues of violence, drug abuse, poverty and child and women abuse.
Philosophy and History of Education - PGC402A
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Section A: History of early childhood education: (a) Trends and tendencies in historical education, with special reference to family and early childhood education from the basic cultures to the twentieth century; (b) The preschool education movement; (c) Historical theories of play; Section B: Philosophy of education; (a) Pluralistic problem-centred approach to education; (b) Metatheoretical perspectives that influence educational discourse (for example Logical Empiricism, Critical Rationalism, Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, System Theory); (c) The influence of metatheoretical perspectives on thematic issues of concern in education.
Health, Safety and Nutrition - PGC404C
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the importance of health, safety and nutrition in the ECD phase. This includes optimising the health of persons in these settings (adults and children), maintaining a healthy and safe environment, good nutritional practices as well as special topics such as health education, child abuse, chronic illness and HIV/AIDS.