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PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION

Child and Adolescent Development (Only available on second semester) - CAD1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module provides an overview of the physical, cognitive, emotional, social and moral development stages of children and adolescents. Successful candidates will develop basic knowledge assumed for all potential teachers by having a basic understanding of the ユ different human development theories aimed at the child and adolescent life phases, and ユ aspects that may influence the successful mastery of development tasks and the effect these have on the well-being of the individual.
Guidance, Counselling and Life Skills Development - GCS1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module provides an overview of the guidance, counselling life skills domains. Successful candidates will develop an understanding of the core concepts, key terms, fundamental theories, rules and general principles underpinning guidance, counselling and life skills. Qualifying candidates will be able to demonstrate an informed understanding of these domains assumed for all teachers teaching in diverse settings. Candidates will further be in a position to make an informed decision if they would like to become specialist life orientation teachers and/or educational psychologists in future.
Introduction to Personal and Social Wellbeing - IPS1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The primary purpose of this module is to providing a fundamental understanding of life skills in general; what life skills are about, the different topics to be included in the Life Skills' teaching plan to promote personal and social wellbeing, teaching methods and the assessment of life skills within divers teaching and learning contexts. Graduates are equipped with the required subject content knowledge base, theory, and methodology that will enable them to demonstrate competence and responsibility as academically and professionally qualified beginner teachers. Students' theoretical understanding is enriched by contextualizing different theoretical frameworks, observing human rights and taking African philosophies/Indigenous Knowledge Systems into consideration.
Care and Support for Personal and Social Well-being - CSP2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The primary purpose this module has is to fulfill the specialist requirements for teaching Life Skills as a subject. The study content deepens pedagogical knowledge of teaching life skills underpinning situational learning. Students' theoretical understanding is deepened and strengthened by interrogating, appreciating, and contextualizing theoretical frameworks and policy documents, observing human rights and taking African philosophies/Indigenous Knowledge Systems into consideration when teaching life skills. This module further equips graduates with basic guidance and counselling skills they need in order to render care and support to learners in need within their ethical scope of practice as Life Skills teachers. Students are exposed to various learning opportunities that will enable them to demonstrate competencies and responsibility as academically and professionally qualified beginner life skills teachers.
Child Development - EDT1601
Certificate,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into basic concepts, principles; the context of development; modalities: physical, cognitive, affective, conative, normative, social; relationships and development: personal, interpersonal, objective, transcendental; creating a suitable environment for child development: the role of parents, teachers and other role players.
Assessment for Learning and Development - HBEDAAG
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDOPW
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with theory and practical information regarding identification of challenges which learners experience on a personal or academic level. Students will be introduced to a range of readings to enable them to develop innovative and contextually relevant skills in the field of personal and academic assessment in education settings. Students are required to gain an in-depth understanding of the contextual disadvantages and social problems contributing to personal and academic problems within the South African school context.
Facilitating Learning and Development - HBEDOPW
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDAAG
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of theories regarding learner support in education settings and introduce them to a range of readings to enable them to apply the relevant theories and to develop innovative and contextually relevant responses to facilitation and support issues. Students are required to investigate and interrogate knowledge and skills related to the facilitation of personal, learning and career challenges in learners from Foundation Phase to the FET Band in South African schools.
Psychology of Education - PED3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to explore adolescents in their totality as individuals and focusses on the nature of development (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, moral, spiritual ect.) and learning. The module considers learning challenges, the understanding of learning, learning styles, motivation and learner differences. It focuses on the understanding that assumptions about the nature of learners (development) and learning underpin all decisions made by classroom teachers. These discussions will be taken further in the modules: Educational Studies in context and Inclusive Education.
FET Subject Didactics Life Orientation - SDSGC0D
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: Psychology 2 or Human Movement Science 2 with Psychology 1 or Industrial Psychology 2 Co-requisite: PTEAC1X
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide students in Life Orientation with subject-related knowledge that will enable them to be in a position to support learners in all facets of the subject.
Teaching Life Skills - TMN3703
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to obtain knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to teach Life Skills in the Intermediate Phase of the General Education and Training Band. The purpose is also to obtain foundational, practical and reflexive competences to facilitate the teaching and learning of Life Skills on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Life Orientation in the senior phase - TMS3722
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to ensure that qualifying student teachers: - acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that will enable them to teach Life Orientation in the senior phase; - integrate knowledge and skills acquired from other modules in the qualification such as Instructional studies, Curriculum Development and Implementation, Assessment, Classroom management, Inclusive Education and the disciplinary knowledge in the subject to develop and enhance their teaching ability, preparing them to fulfil their roles as a classroom teacher in the varying contexts of South African classrooms; - acquire, integrate and practice their foundational, practical and reflexive competences to prepare them to facilitate the teaching and learning of Life Orientation on a beginner teacher's level.