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English teaching for communication - ENC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The scope and depth of learning in this module will include basic understanding of spoken and written English by learning the language skills and grammar so as to improve the student's language proficiency. Student teachers will be expected to analyse written texts from newspapers and books and answer higher order questions based on the texts. The students must demonstrate a deeper understanding of the language structure and the ability to evaluate the level of the difficulty of the texts. Ability to write short texts suitable for the target group will show a deeper understanding of texts to prescribe and use in the classroom.
Science for the Classroom 1 - SCC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module provides prospective candidate teachers with an overview of Science, specifically the Natural sciences, and in the GET school curriculum. It identifies core concepts such as the scientific method, science process skills combined with the knowledge strand Life and Living and the knowledge strand Planet Earth and Beyond. It explores how that knowledge and skills might best be mediated in the classroom. By the end of the module, candidates will have a clear idea of some of the core skills and knowledge they would require to become science teachers.
Teaching practice I - TPF2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module proceeds from the understanding that education is context-specific and context-dependent. The module seeks to support qualifying graduates in their initial teaching experiences - "the micro-contexts of everyday life in classrooms" (Cohen, Manion, Morrison and Wyse, 2010: 1). The focus of this module is guided observation, helping qualifying graduates to observe practice and make connections between what they have learned, what they have observed and what they have experienced. They may become involved in assisting the teacher under instruction. The placement will require 5 weeks in a school.
Foundation Phase Teaching - FPT3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module complements the modules Management in Foundation Phase, Curriculum Studies, Sociology of Education and Assessment in Education in the BEd (Foundation Phase) programme. The purpose of this module is to expose qualifying graduates to a range of Foundation Phase teaching methods, approaches and strategies. In addition, qualifying graduates will be guided to understand how learners learn and how to adapt teaching to diverse needs. Through reflective practices, qualifying graduates will understand how to translate the theoretical foundations of teaching into practice in the Foundation Phase. In order to strengthen a contextual approach to teaching qualifying graduates will unpack developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive dimensions of reflective teaching. This will assist in formulating relevant approaches to assessment, classroom management and discipline
Teaching Engineering Graphics and Design in Further Education and Training - TMS3710
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 Engineering Graphics and Design in FET; - 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 Engineering Graphics and Design on a beginner teacher's level
Teaching Practice Intermediate Phase IV - TPN3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPN3703
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide guidelines for the 4th teaching practice placement which is seen as the culmination of the programme in which theory, practice and experience culminate. It requires a minimum 5-week placement in a school. After this teaching practice experience the student teacher should be able to teach the subjects of choice independently. The experience will be structured from a classroom perspective (roles and responsibilities of the subject teacher) under the guidance of a qualified school-based mentor. Students will focus on Language teaching both First Additional Language and Home Language. The purpose of this module is also to create an opportunity for students to observe the teaching of Economic and Management Sciences. The experience is recorded in a portfolio/e-portfolio.
Teaching Natural Science - PST202G
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
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.
Academic Proficiency in English for student Teachers - EST1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module aims to enhance the proficiency in English of prospective student teachers who will have to teach through the medium of English in future. On completion of the module the successful candidates will have a sound knowledge of English in order to teach in English.
Science for the Classroom 2 - SCC1502
Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: The module builds on the foundation as laid out by the module Science in the classroom 1 as it provides prospective candidate teachers with an overview of the role of Science in society in the school curriculum. It identifies core concepts, such as the contributions of notable scientists and Indigenous Knowledge combined with the Knowledge strand Matter and Materials and the Knowledge strand Energy and Change. It explores how the relevant Science knowledge is built and how that knowledge might best be mediated in the classroom. By the end of the module, candidates will have a clear idea of why they might want to become science teachers and what this entails.
Teaching Practice for Foundation Phase II - TPF2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPF2601
Purpose: This module builds on the module Teaching Practice I and provides a foundation for the module Teaching Practice III. It provides guidelines for a 5-week placement in a school focusing on team teaching. Qualifying graduates will co-plan a series of lessons with their school-based mentor, team teach the lessons and reflect critically on their plan and practice in consultation with both their school-based mentor and their supervisor. The placement will require 5 weeks in a school.
Home language Teaching - HLT3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip student teachers with the knowledge, skills and techniques of teaching home language to a Foundation Phase class. Student teachers should have a deepened knowledge and skills of how to promote Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills by using appropriate methodologies, activities and resources (online and print). Teaching of reading will be foundational to the module as reading is basic to learning other subjects. The module will promote the ability to decode reading texts and the meaning thereof. Reflective differentiated teaching and learning will underpin how language is facilitated in the classroom.
Teaching Geography in Further Education and Training - TMS3713
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 Geography in FET; - 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 Geography on a beginner teacher's level
Teaching practice III - TPS3703
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPS2602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide guidelines for a 5-week placement in a school focusing on semi-independent teaching. Students will plan a series of lessons with their school-based mentor, teach the lessons (while being observed) and reflect critically on their plan and practice in consultation with both their school-based mentor and their supervisor. This module focuses on a whole school approach (roles and responsibilities of the teacher in the school environment) under the guidance of a qualified school-based mentor. SP & FET students will focus on their senior phase subject methodology (not done during teaching practice II).
Teaching practice Further Education and Training - TPS3706
Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide guidelines for the 2nd teaching practice which is seen as the culmination of the programme in which theory, practice and experience culminate in qualified teacher status as a probationary teacher. It requires a minimum 5-week placement in a school able to teach independently the subjects of choice. Student-teachers will focus on teaching in the FET phase for their chosen subject.
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.
Life Skills: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education in Foundation Phase - LSP1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module addresses knowledge of two parallel and complementary streams of creative arts and physical education. This module further provides a fundamental understanding into musical development through experience in singing, playing instruments, doing rhythmic movement and listening action with children. It further includes incorporating visual arts experience as well as providing sufficient activities to enchance a child's physical and gross motor efficiency in this developmental phase.
Computer Integration in the classroom - CIC2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to ensure that student-teachers are equipped to make the most appropriate use of the most appropriate technology to help them to be successful in their studies through ODL and to develop the competences to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, harnessing the potential of ICT, in their work as teachers
Teaching Practice II - TPS2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPS2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide guidelines for a 5-week placement in a school focusing on team teaching. Students will co-plan a series of lessons with their school-based mentor, team teach their lessons and reflect critically on their planning and practice in consultation with both their school-based mentor and their supervisor. This module focuses on a whole school approach (roles and responsibilities of the teacher in the school environment) under the guidance of a trained school-based mentor. SP & FET students will focus on one subject methodology associated with an FET subject they are doing (could be a senior phase or FET subject depending on the level of the FET subject they completed).
Life Skills: Science and Technology in Foundation Phase - LSK3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip qualifying students with skills and knowledge to follow a holistic approach to the social, personal, intellectual, emotional and physical growth and development of learners in the foundation phase of schooling within the context of life skills. Furthermore, this module will enable graduates to develop an understanding of the significance of teaching health, safety, nutrition and other aspects of social development of the young child. Qualifying students will also be able to mediate disciplinary knowledge related to personal, emotional and social development of young learners with the selection and application of appropriate teaching strategies and methodologies within diverse contexts.
Teaching Languages (HL, FAL) in the senior phase - TMS3720
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 Languages 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 Languages on a beginner teacher's level.
Curriculum Studies and Psychology of Education - CSP4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with a deep understanding of teaching and learning theory and introduce them to a range of readings to enable them to develop innovative and contextually relevant responses to teaching and learning issues. Students are required to investigate and interrogate knowledge and skills related to the dynamic interrelationship between teaching, learning and assessment
Teaching Natural Sciences (SP Subject Didactics) - LADNSCC
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
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.
Mathematics for Foundation Phase Teachers - MFP1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop an informed understanding of the underpinning concepts of Mathematics in the Foundation Phase. The module will help students to develop their pedagogical content knowledge while engaging in the various content areas.
Environmental Education - EED2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to assist student teachers to consider key environmental issues (such as land degradation, water supply, industrial pollution, poverty, overpopulation and health) that will influence what and how teachers teach, and why. The module draws upon and in turn informs many of the other core modules in terms of both policy and practice. It is particularly relevant to teaching methodologies and practical teaching.
Visual and performing Arts - VAP2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module has the primary purpose of providing a fundamental understanding of creative skills in general including what creative knowledge and skills are about. As knowledge of creativity is a prerequisite for a successful teaching approach to the arts, the purpose of this module is to empower students to teach arts, by enhancing their skills, knowledge and practical experience in creative and performing arts. Furthermore, the module aims to develop students' subject knowledge and skills related to implementing visual and performing arts in the classroom. Different topics will be included in the Visual and Performing Arts teaching, plan to promote personal and aesthetic development and growth, teaching methods and the assessment of aesthetic skills within diverse teaching and learning contexts. Graduates will be 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 for and in the Arts. Students' theoretical understanding is enriched by contextualizing different aesthetic principles The purpose of this module also includes the development of competences that the module will assist with and will entail that newly qualified teachers must have sound subject knowledge in Visual and Performing Arts. They must also be able to understand the different art forms, barriers to learning these art forms and strategies to overcome these barriers thus helping to develop teachers' own conceptual understandings through a focus on pedagogical content knowledge in engaging with the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. The roles that the module will assist with, as further purpose of this module, will be in developing the role of scholar, researcher and lifelong learner which will be focused on the principles and techniques of creating Visual and Performing Arts in various formats in ways that are appropriate for different purposes and contexts. Introduction to various teaching and assessment techniques related to CAPS will enable sound knowledge of subject content and various principles, strategies and resources appropriate to teaching in diverse contexts
Physical Education and Sports Coaching - PES3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to create awareness of what it entails to be a physical educator and sports coach and make a difference in learners' lives. Students completing this module will, inter alia, be able to gain knowledge about the history, development and value of physical education and sport. The student teacher will be equipped to create environments conducive for teaching physical education and coaching a sport and integrating sport skills and understand the challenges associated with what is important in preparing training sessions. This module provides fundamental knowledge and skills which will support further studies and applications in the field of physical education, and sports coaching as an important sector contributing to the human development of our countries sportsmen and of the African continent. It is the first step in building students' knowledge and skills as student/teacher physical educators and coaches.
Teaching Life Orientation in Further Education and Training - TMS3721
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 FET; - 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.
Research Project in Education - HREDU82
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with entry level skills at postgraduate level to apply knowledge gained from the Research in Education module to conduct basic research in any one of the listed third order CESM categories
Teaching Technology (SP Subject Didactics) - LADTECX
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
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;
Mathematics for Intermediate Phase teachers I - MIP1501
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: The purpose of the module is for students to develop a deeper understanding of the number concept (including fractions and decimals) and how this knowledge is used to facilitate problem solving in Intermediate Phase Mathematics. The module is also aimed at guiding students to integrate numerical knowledge with the technological development. Students will be introduced to Numeration Systems in order to form an appreciation of the Numeration System that is used globally.
Life Skills: Social and Personal Development in Foundation Phase - LSK2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying graduates will be able to teach relevant concepts and process skills related to science and technology within the Foundation Phase curriculum. They will also be able to engage Foundation Phase learners to experiment, discover and explore their world, using basic scientific processes such as observing, classifying, experimenting, predicting, drawing conclusions, and communicating their ideas to others. Furthermore, qualifying graduates will develop self-reflective practises to be able to mediate the Science and Technology curriculum through the application of appropriate teaching strategies and methodologies to suit different contexts. Resources for mediation will be obtained from different sources (online and print) and adapted to diverse contexts.
Advanced Education in functions and basic algebra in the Intermediate phase - ADM3702
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop a deeper understanding of how to engage learners' algebraic thinking processes, and the modelling of situations which will lead to algebraic language and symbolising. Functional relationships form a very important basis of the further trajectory for concept development in higher grades. This module endeavours to address the basic structures of functions and algebra in a sound framework which is imperative for future learning.
Reading in the foundation Phase - RFP2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip student teachers with the knowledge, skills and techniques of teaching reading in Foundation Phase. The module will promote the ability to decode reading texts and the meaning thereof. Reflective differentiated teaching and learning will underpin how reading is facilitated in the classroom. Qualifying graduates should be able to identify key skills and instructional methods central to reading achievement. Teachers should be able to design activities and choosing resources that enhance knowledge and understanding of the five critical areas of the reading instruction Qualifying graduates should be equipped with the necessary skills that ensure that South African learners read at or above grade expected levels
Teaching Life Sciences in Further Education and Training - TMS3723
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 Sciences in FET; - 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 Sciences on a beginner teacher's level.
Perspective in Inclusive Education - INC4801
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Inclusive Education reflects the realities of our diverse society and enhances social cohesion. Inclusion is the keystone of current education policy driven by Human Rights principles as well as national and international imperatives. The purpose of this model is to build the knowledge base of practitioners in inclusive settings in order for them to be cobersant in this field of study. The module also aims to enable students to approach the discipline in an informed way. Students credited with this module will be sensitive to the needs of learner with barriers to learning. They will also to promote issues of Human Rights based on knowledge of legislation. They will be capable of interrogating and critiquing current policies in relation to various pedagogical theories as well as African pholosophies. This knowledge will enable them to assess the progress made in the implementation of policies at school, regional and national levels. This module will be useful to persons involved in inclusive education settings, including teachers, education specialists as well as other professionals involved with learners with diverse needs.
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.
Introduction to Grade R Teaching - GRT1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module provides an overview of the purpose and nature of teaching in the reception year. On completion of the module, successful candidates will have a broad understanding of the nature of early childhood development and the implications for teaching a Grade R classroom. The module provides useful foundational knowledge for all prospective teachers while also helping candidates to decide whether the reception year is an area in which they would like to specialise by registering for the Grade R diploma.
Technology 1 for the classroom - TEC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: The module provides prospective teachers with an overview of the role of Technology Education in society and in school curriculum. It identifies core concepts on which all technology education knowledge is built and explores how that knowledge might best be mediated in the classroom.
Teaching practice I - TPN2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to support students in their initial teaching experiences - "the micro-contexts of everyday life in classrooms" (Cohen, Manion, Morrison and Wyse, 2010: 1) and proceeds from the understanding that education is context-specific and context-dependent. The focus of this module is guided observation, helping students to observe practice and make connections between what they have learned, what they have observed and what they have experienced. They may become involved in assisting the teacher under instruction. The placement will require 5 weeks in a school and there will be an "orientation to school teaching" approach. The purpose is also to provide an overview of the Intermediate Phase curricula and to locate specific specialisations within the wider curriculum framework. Services learning (community) activities will also take place (4 credits).
Inclusive education in Foundation phase - IFP3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module complements the modules Child Development, Sociology of Education and Inclusive Education. The purpose of this module is to equip qualifying graduates with the knowledge and understanding on how to identify and address barriers to learning and development from a holistic perspective in a foundation Phase. The qualifying graduates will also have clear understanding on how to provide necessary support and use different intervention strategies in order to address barriers to learning and development from a diverse and multicultural context .The module will further address the importance of adapting and differentiating curriculum in order to accommodate learners experiencing barriers to learning and development in a Foundation Phase context.
Teaching History in Further Education and Training - TMS3714
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 History in FET; - 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 History on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Practice IV - TPS3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPS3703
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide guidelines for the 4th teaching practice placement which is seen as the culmination of the programme in which theory, practice and experience culminate. It requires a minimum 5-week placement in a school. After this teaching practice experience the student teacher should be able to teach the subjects of choice independently. The experience will be structured from a classroom perspective (roles and responsibilities of the subject teacher) under the guidance of a qualified school-based mentor. SP & FET students will focus on their FET subject methodology (not done during teaching practice I).
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.
Introduction to Creative Art - ICA1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to gain insight into the content related to creative art orientation; stages of development; aims and objectives; the role of the teacher; art activities and materials. This module has the primary purpose in fulfilling the specialist requirements for teaching Arts and Culture as a subject. Furthermore, the module aims to develop students' theoretical knowledge related to implementing Creative Arts in the classroom. Different topics of the Arts (Visual and performing) are investigated, explored and critical reflection on appreciating the diverse nature of the South African Arts in society is encouraged. Qualifying equips graduates with basic teaching skills needed in order to teach learners the basic age appropriate artistic knowledge and skills. This module offers students various learning opportunities that will enable them to demonstrate competencies and responsibility as academically and professionally qualified beginner arts and culture teachers.
Technology 2 for the classroom - TEC1502
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module provides prospective teachers with an overview of the role of Technology Education in society and in school curriculum. It identifies core concepts on which all technology education knowledge is built and explores how that knowledge might best be mediated in the classroom.
Teaching Practice for Intermediate phase II - TPN2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPN2601
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide guidelines for a 5-week placement in a school. In Teaching Practice II, the focus is on team teaching and independent teaching. Students will plan a series of lessons with their school-based mentor, team teach their lessons and reflect critically on their planning and practice in consultation with both their school-based mentor and their supervisor. Students will focus on one subject methodology associated with one of their two chosen school subjects (Mathematics. Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Life Skills). The experience is recorded in a portfolio/e-portfolio. This module focuses on a whole school approach (roles and responsibilities of the teacher in the school environment) under the guidance of a trained school-based mentor
Inclusive Education - INC3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to build the capacity of teachers in inclusive educational settings. Individuals will be able to provide educational support, understand and address barriers to learning in inclusive educational settings and to deal with issues of curriculum adaptations. This module prepares teachers to work in mix-ability/inclusive educational settings. It also provides access to learning for teachers to specialise in Inclusive education. These discussions will be taken further in the modules: Curriculum Studies and Assessment in Education, Educational studies in Context and Psychology of Education.
Teaching Information Technology in Further Education and Training - TMS3718
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
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 Information Technology in FET; - 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 Information Technology on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching practice Senior Phase - TPS3705
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide guidelines for a 5-week placement in a school focusing on semi-independent teaching. Students will plan a series of lessons for approval by their school-based mentor, teach the revised lessons (sometimes while being observed) and reflect critically on their plan and practice in consultation with both their school-based mentor and their supervisor. Student-teachers will focus on teaching in the Senior Phase in their chosen subject.
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.
Introduction to Environmental Education - IED1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module explores the concept of ムenvironmentメ and a broad range of environmental issues in South Africa. It identifies why education about the environment is a critical aspect of the school curriculum and the ways in which environmental issues can be integrated into the school curriculum. Apart from providing a useful foundational basis for all prospective teachers, the module will help candidates decide whether environmental issues are something they would like to focus on in further study.
Becoming a Teacher - BTE2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module provides a base for other core modules. The purpose of this module is for students to acquire understanding and skills that are needed within a classroom to work with the curriculum, media and assessment for learning and to manage diversity. In order to achieve this, students will interact with pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and application, reflective practice, curriculum theories and implications for practice. Furthermore, the module presents scenarios from diverse educational settings to prepare student teachers for the challenges of teaching in the South African context in both the General Education and Training (GET) and Further Education and Training bands.
Teaching practice I - TPS2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to support students in their initial teaching experiences - "the micro-contexts of everyday life in classrooms" (Cohen, Manion, Morrison and Wyse, 2010: 1) and proceeds from the understanding that education is context-specific and context-dependent. The focus of this module is guided observation, helping students to observe practice and make connections between what they have learned, what they have observed and what they have experienced. They may become involved in assisting the teacher under instruction. The placement will require 5 weeks in a school and there will be an "orientation to school teaching" approach SP & FET students will focus on observation in their two specialist areas (3 subjects). Services learning (community) activities will also take place.
Instructional studies - ISC3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide a foundation and additional scaffolding for teaching methodologies and helps to establish links and bridge gaps between curriculum, assessment and practical teaching in the qualification. To put it in perspective one could say that this module is about instruction in general, the Curriculum Development and Implementation module is about instruction in the specific context of schooling and teaching methodologies are about specialised instruction in school subjects. The module focuses on instruction, which is variously known as instructing, educating, training, coaching, teaching, facilitating or tutoring. The student teachers will be introduced to the development of the instructional aspects of Education. Multiple methods of instruction to educate students of differing ages, backgrounds and ability levels will be explored and all levels of instruction (from the cradle to the grave) will be addressed. It will culminate in the design of instruction for learning events.
Teaching Languages (HL, FAL, SAL) in Further Education and Training - TMS3719
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 Languages in FET; - 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 Languages on a beginner teacher's level.
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.
FET Subject Didactics Life Sciences - SDBIOLJ
Certificate,Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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.
Mathematics for Intermediate II - MIP1502
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop an informed understanding of algebraic thinking and modelling processes which will lead to the use of algebraic language and symbolising. Functional relationships form a very important basis of the trajectory for concept development for further studies in Mathematics. Students who complete this module will be able to address the basic structures of functions and algebra in a sound framework.
Management in Foundation phase - MFP2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended for students registered for Bachelor of Education (Foundation Phase). Qualifying graduates will be able to understand the complexities of management, understand different levels of management pertaining to Foundation Phase. This module will explore various organizational aspects that require thorough general principles underpinning school, classroom and curriculum management, implementation and review of good management and governance principles in general, based on South African context. The module will help qualifying graduates to understand and to contribute to effective school, classroom and curriculum management. The module will bridge the gap between school, classroom and curriculum management and practice by emphasizing the importance of socio-political context. This module also focuses on the practicalities of developing a broad and critical understanding of management and leadership concepts, theories and practices. The module will help the qualifying graduates to understand the legal framework that governs the day-to-day tasks facing school governing bodies, managers and directors in Foundation Phase in South Africa.
Advanced Education in measurement, space and shape in the Intermediate phase. - ADM3703
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The topic of space, shape and measurement forms a substantial part of the curriculum in the Intermediate Phase. A deep understanding of the hierarchical processes for the development of spatial concepts forms an important part in teaching young learners. This module endeavours to unpack all the processes of spatial development to ensure that learners can be well grounded to develop their full potential for future learning.
Teaching Mathematics - TMN3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to ensuring that qualifying student teachers acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that will enable them to teach Mathematics in the Intermediate Phase. The purpose is also to acquire, integrate and practice foundational, practical and reflexive competences to facilitate the teaching and learning of Mathematics on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Mathematics in Further Education and Training - TMS3725
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 Mathematics in FET; - 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 Mathematics on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Strategies for Inclusivity - INC4802
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Inclusive Education requires specific teaching strategies to address individual needs to enable all learners to learn successfully. The purpose of this module is to increase the competence and confidence of teachers working in inclusive situations. The module also aims to equip students with relevant theoretical knowledge, teaching skills and assessment strategies that will empower them to respond to individual needs of learners. Students credited with this module will be able to adapt the curriculum according to the individual needs of learners including and those who experience barriers to learning. They will also be able to put relevant classroom management techniques into practice. This module will be especially useful to teachers involved in inclusive education settings. However, it will also be useful to education specialists and other professionals involved with learners with diverse needs
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 a school subject.
Mathematics for Intermediate Phase teachers III - MIP2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is for students to gain detailed knowledge of basic geometrical concepts which underpins the development of deductive reasoning. Students who complete this module will be able to identify, analyse and solve problems relating to geometric objects. They will demonstrate an understanding of different forms of geometrical thinking including the van Hiele theory. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods, procedures or techniques in the investigation or application of measurement, focusing on the historical development of measurement concepts and using a variety of measurement tools. Modelling of a variety of constructs will guide students to develop formulae for measuring attributes used at school level and
Mathematics for Intermediate Phase teachers IV - MIP2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop a deeper understanding of statistical and probability concepts. The topic "data handling and probability" forms the core of this module. Student will be enables to form hypotheses relating to a set data. Students will be able to make judgments with regards to measures of central tendency and dispersion. The probability component of this module will give students access to understand types of events and how to represent such events.
Mathematics in society - ADM3705
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop integrated knowledge about the role of mathematics in society, to evaluate different types of knowledge, and to critically reflect on the framework of Productive Pedagogy. Students will be exposed to a variety of teaching approaches, such as cooperative group work, contextual learning problem solving etc., in order to enhance classroom practices and to promote an appreciation of the socio-cultural context of mathematics.
Teaching Natural Science and Technology - TMN3705
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to gain knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to teach Natural Science and Technology in the Intermediate Phase (Grade 4-6) of the General Education and Training Band. The purpose is also to design learning programmes for the units in Natural Science and Technology, plan lessons, assess learners and act as learning mediators to Natural Science and Technology learners
Teaching Mathematics in the senior phase - TMS3726
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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 Mathematics 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 Mathematics on a beginner teacher's level.
Communicating in Inclusive Settings - INC4803
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Purpose: The realities of our diverse society require teachers to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. The principles of Inclusive Education emphasise the need for open, respectful communication between learners, teachers, parents and community members. The purpose of this module is to empower students to communicate effectively in visual, oral or written modes in the inclusive classroom and with members of community with hearing, visual and intellectual impairment. Students credited with this module will be able to treat all learners as individuals. They will also be able to communicate their teaching aims and academic expectations clearly to all learners. They will appreciate the value of providing meaningful feedback. This module will be especially useful to teachers involved in inclusive education settings. However, it will also be useful to education specialists and other professionals involved with learners with diverse needs.
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.
Mathematics 1 for Teachers - MTE1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module provides prospective teachers with an overview of the role of mathematics in society and in the school curriculum. It identifies the core concepts on which all mathematical knowledge is built and explores how that knowledge might best be mediated in the classroom.
Natural Science and Technology for Classroom IV - NST2602
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module provides prospective teachers with an overview of the role of Technology Education in society and in school curriculum. It identifies core concepts on which all technology education knowledge is built and explores how that knowledge might best be mediated in the classroom.
Assessment in Education - AED3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to complement the module on "Curriculum Studies" and supports specific application in subject methodologies. The module will introduce students to the purpose, nature and forms that assessment may take. It will help students to plan, conduct and moderate assessment in ways that are fit for purpose in diverse contexts of practice and that can be justified against appropriate theory, policy and experience.
Teaching Social Sciences - TMN3706
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 Social Sciences (History and Geography) in the intermediate phase (Grade 4-6) of the General Education and Training Band. The purpose is also to obtain and practice foundational, practical and reflexive competences to facilitate the teaching and learning of Social Sciences on a beginner teacher's level
Teaching Natural Sciences in the senior phase - TMS3728
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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 Natural Sciences 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 Natural Sciences on a beginner teacher's level.
Strategies to Support Leaners with Diverse Needs - INC4804
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Teaching does not involve only the transmission of information. Teachers must be aware that all learners are unique with idiosyncratic ways of functioning. They should be able to offer and receive support and work towards accepting and accommodating the individual needs of all learners. The purpose of this module is to equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to support learners with diverse needs in appropriate ways. Students credited with this module will adopt a positive attitude towards diversity in society. They will also appreciate their own roles in ensuring that all learners succeed in reaching their potential. This module will be especially useful to teachers involved in inclusive education settings. However, it will also be useful to education specialists and other professionals involved with learners with diverse needs
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.
Teaching Computer Applications Technology in Further Education and Training - TMS3706
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
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 Computer Applications Technology in FET; 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 Computer Applications Technology on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Technology in the senior phase - TMS3733
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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 Technology 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 Technology on a beginner teacher's level
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.
Mathematics 2 for Teachers - MTE1502
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: Whereas Maths 1 introduced prospective teachers to broad issues related to the identification and teaching of core concepts in Mathematics, Maths 2 focuses on the in-depth teaching of a particular concept ヨ fractions. On completion of the Maths elective, prospective teachers will have not only developed a clearer pedagogic content knowledge base that would be useful to any teacher, they will also be better placed to decide whether they would like to specialise in mathematics teaching in any subsequent pre-service teaching qualification.
Orientation to teaching Economic and Management Sciences - OTE2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a basic study into the teaching of Economics and Management Sciences as a school subject from Grade 7. It will assist teachers to perform their role as teachers when they start teaching the subject Economics and Management Sciences. It will instil the economic and management sciences knowledge to teachers to be able to teach the subject. It further has the overall purpose to enlarge teacher's capacity and ability to think critically and holistically regarding the educational and economical context. To adhere to the requirement that, Intermediate Phase teaching qualifications should include a basic study of Economic and Management Sciences teaching, the purpose of the module is also to provide a broad overview of the field of EMS from a pedagogical context knowledge perspective: what are the key concepts and how best might we mediate understanding of these key concepts.
Child development (birth to 9) - CDE3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and values related to the development of the young child through the framings of a reflective teacher. Students will explore each domain of child development in the early childhood phase from birth to 9 years. As student engage with the domains of development they will be afforded opportunities for understanding child development in diverse context with sensitivity to varying capabilities of children. In this way students will enhance their understanding of the variations and complexities of child development. The age and stage contextual approach will assist in developing appropriate activities for supporting early learning.
Teaching Accounting in Further Education and Training - TMS3701
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 Accounting in FET; - 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 Accounting on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Physical Sciences in Further Education and Training - TMS3729
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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 Physical Sciences in FET; - 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 Physical Sciences on a beginner teacher's level.
Research in Inclusive Education - INC4805
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Research is an important aspect of post graduate education. The purpose of this module is to equip students with a sound understanding of the key issues regarding the conduct of research and professional presentation of research findings in a variety of contexts. It also aims to provide students with the necessary skills to interpret, evaluate, judge and apply the concepts, principles and techniques of appropriate scientific methods of inquiry. Students credited with this module are able to think critically and holistically when dealing with real-life challenges when conducting research, identify a research problem, do a literature review, decide on research methodology, plan a research project and create a research proposal. This module will be useful to persons involved in inclusive education settings, including teachers, education specialists as well as other professionals involved with learners with diverse needs.
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.
Natural Science and Technology for Classroom I - NST1501
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to gain insight into content related to Sciences and Technology; stages of development; aims and objectives; the role of the teacher and Sciences and Technology activities. Furthermore, the module aims to develop student teachers theoretical knowledge related to implementing Sciences and Technology in the classroom.
Physical Education and Sports Coaching - PES2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to create awareness of what it entails to be a physical educator and sports coach and make a difference in learners' lives. Students completing this module will, inter alia, be able to gain knowledge about the history, development and value of physical education and sport. The student teacher will be equipped to create environments conducive for teaching physical education and coaching a sport and integrating sport skills and understand the challenges associated with what is important in preparing training sessions. This module provides fundamental knowledge and skills which will support further studies and applications in the field of physical education, and sports coaching as an important sector contributing to the human development of our countries sportsmen and of the African continent. It is the first step in building students' knowledge and skills as student/teacher physical educators and coaches.
Classroom Management - CMG3701
Under Graduate Degree,Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to explore the roles of the teacher as leader, manager and administrator. It explores issues that will be critical to successful classroom management and leadership within the context of legal provisions governing classroom management.
Teaching Business Studies in Further Education and Training - TMS3704
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 Business Studies in FET; - 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 Business Studies on a beginner teacher's level
Teaching Social Sciences in the senior phase - TMS3731
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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 Social Sciences 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 Social Sciences on a beginner teacher's level.
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.
Diversity, Pedagogy and Practice - DPP1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop students to demonstrate the understanding of the complexity and challenges of diverse learner population and the barriers to learning the learners face. Students should become acquainted with policy and legislature and understand the systemic implication.
Natural Science and Technology for classroom II - NST1502
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module provides prospective candidate teachers with an overview of Science, specifically the Natural sciences, and in the GET school curriculum. It identifies core concepts such as the scientific method, science process skills combined with the knowledge strand Life and Living and the knowledge strand Planet Earth and Beyond. It explores how that knowledge and skills might best be mediated in the classroom. By the end of the module, candidates will have a clear idea of some of the core skills and knowledge they would require to become science teachers.
Research and Critical reason - RCE2601
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip student teachers with basic research skills, to do critical analysis of documents they might use in their research and to develop critical reasoning skills which they can use to construct logical arguments when writing research reports. The skills acquired in this module can be applied in all other modules. As student teachers are not only users of exiting research when doing investigations, they must become active participants by undertaking a research project individually or as part of a group.
Curriculum Studies - CUS3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to explore the general principles underpinning the planning, organisation, implementation and review of curricula in general and the South African school curriculum in particular. The module will help students to understand, to adapt and to contribute to the evolving nature of the school curriculum. Besides being an interpreter and implementer of the curriculum, teachers need to understand legislation, prescribed policies and approaches on curriculum development. They have to be able to analyse existing learning programmes and resource material in order to prepare instructional designs with effective teaching, learning and assessment in mind. While these discussions cover general principles, assessment tasks will require illustration of the concepts with reference to the chosen specialisation and will speak to the Teaching Practice placements. Discussion will also link to discussions in the modules Assessment in Education, Inclusive Education and Educational Studies in context.
Emergent Mathematics - EMA1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module Emergent Mathematics forms part of the BEd: Foundation Phase. Mathematics is a subject that needs to receive a great deal of attention in the Foundation Phase as it is here that a strong foundation can be laid. Through play young learners engage with concepts and learn the foundations of mathematics. The purpose of this module is to empower teachers with knowledge skills and attitudes to teach Mathematics through play to learners in Grade R in the Foundation Phase. The focus is on the teaching of numbers, operations, functions, patterns, measurement, geometry and data handling. In so doing they will lay the foundation on which learners can build their numerical and mathematical competence. Teacher roles that are addressed in this module are: - learning mediator; - community, citizenship and pastoral leader; - leader; - assessor; - interpreter and designer of learning programmes and materials; - scholar, researcher and lifelong learner; - learning area/subject specialist
Orientation to Intermediate Phase Mathematics - OPM1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop an informed understanding of the underpinning concepts of Mathematics in the Intermediate Phase. The module will help students to develop their pedagogical content knowledge while engaging in the various content areas.
Resource Development in Foundation Phase - RDF2601
Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
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Purpose: The purpose of the module is to enable qualifying students to design and create age, developmentally and culturally appropriate resources (online and print) to enhance teaching and learning in Foundation Phase. Furthermore, students will reflectively apply teaching principles, theories and concepts acquired from disciplinary and pedagogical learning modules to develop relevant resources. In addition, qualifying students are expected to use the designed resources effectively to enhance teaching and learning in Foundation Phase, especially during their school-based teaching practice.
First Additional Language Teaching in the Foundation Phase - FLT3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended to equip qualifying graduates with the knowledge, skills and techniques of how to teach First Additional Language to a Foundation Phase class. Qualifying graduates should be able to promote listening, speaking, reading and writing skills by using appropriate methodologies, designing activities and choosing resources to suit the purpose. Qualifying graduates should be conscious of the fact that English First Additional Language in African LoLT contexts will be used as LoLT in Grade 4 and onwards. The teaching of reading will be highlighted and emphasized so that learners are ready to learn in English. Differentiated teaching and learning should underpin how language is facilitated in the classroom. Qualifying graduates will be expected to complete assignments and projects by reflecting on the content of the module and its suitability towards diverse learner population during their teaching practice. This is done in order to give them an opportunity to practice the teaching of language skills in the classroom and address the needs of the learners.
Teaching Economic and Management Sciences in the senior phase - TMS3708
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 Economic and Management Sciences 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 Economic and Management Sciences on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching Tourism in Further Education and Training - TMS3734
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
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 Tourism in FET; - 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 Tourism on a beginner teacher's level.
Emergent Literacy - EML1501
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is intended to equip student teachers with the knowledge, skills and techniques of how to teach Emergent Literacy to a Foundation Phase class. This module is going to deepen student knowledge in emergent literacy and the forms in which it manifests itself. Qualifying students will be able to understand the importance of emergent literacy. The student will be able to promote emergent literacy so that they are able to develop the language skills of learners by engaging with theories of language development .and using them to understand different contexts in which teaching and learning is constructed and implemented. They should be able to gather information from different sources and evaluate them as to their suitability to learners and the context of learning. The module will enable student teachers to take ownership of the process of learning of the learners by using self-reflective methodologies that will allow for differentiated teaching.
Practical Science for the Classroom - PSC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: The module helps candidates to explore and develop their understanding of a practical approach to teaching science in the classroom involving an iterative conversation between what is meant by practical science, why such an approach is necessary and how it can be done, By the end of the module, candidates will have a clear idea of why they might want to become science teachers and what this entails.
Teacher as manager - TAM2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to explore the roles of the teacher as leader, manager and professional. It builds on the discussions on "Being a teacher" as well as the modules on "Sociology of Education" and the "South African Education System" and explores issues that will be critical to the successful design and execution of effective classroom management.
Foundation phase Mathematics - FMT3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module builds on the module Emergent Mathematics as well as graduates own Foundation Phase mathematics knowledge. They will be able to apply this knowledge in selecting, sequencing and pacing the Foundation Phase mathematics content in accordance with both subject and learner needs. Newly qualifying graduates must be knowledgeable about Mathematics teaching and be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge gained, as well as being able to use available resources appropriately, so as to plan and design suitable Foundation Phase Mathematics learning programmes in a Foundation Phase learning environment.
Teaching Economics in Further Education and Training - TMS3709
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 Economic and Management Sciences 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 Economic and Management Sciences on a beginner teacher's level.
Teaching practice for Intermediate phase III - TPN3703
Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Pre-requisite: TPN2602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide guidelines for a 5-week placement in a school. In Teaching Practice III the focus is team teaching and independent teaching. Students will plan a series of lessons with their school- based mentor, teach the lessons (while being observed) and reflect critically on their plan and practice in consultation with both their school-based mentor and their supervisor. This experience will be structured from a classroom perspective (roles and responsibilities of the subject teacher) under the guidance of a qualified school-based mentor. Students will focus on one subject methodology associated with one of their two chosen school subjects (Mathematics. Natural Sciences, social Sciences, Life Skills).
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.