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Emergent Literacy - EML1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester 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.
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.
Academic Proficiency in English for student Teachers (Only available on second semester) - EST1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mathematics 1 for Teachers - MTE1501
Higher Certificate,Under Graduate Degree 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.
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
Mathematics 2 for Teachers - MTE1502
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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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.
Communicating in Inclusive Settings - INC4803
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
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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.
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.
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
Practical Science for the Classroom - PSC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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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.
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.
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.
Science for the Classroom 2 - SCC1502
Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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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.
Technology 1 for the classroom - TEC1501
Under Graduate Degree,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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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.
Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues - DYD215X
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Shows how the youth in development worker can stimulate awareness of environmental issues among young people and help them make an active contribution to sustainable development.
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.
Child and Adolescent Development (Only available on second semester) - CAD1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
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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.
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.
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.
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
Emergent Mathematics - EMA1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester 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
Sociology of Education - SED2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip graduate students with knowledge, skills and values to understand the sociological dimension of childhood education with special reference to birth to nine years. A framework of reflective practice will be used to assist students to engage with varied childhood experiences in diverse contexts in the early years. They will be given opportunities to identify, understand and interpret childhood in the early years as complex arena that needs to be critically engaged with for practice in the Foundation Phase. Specifically, qualifying students will be equipped to draw on theories and sociological dimensions impacting on practice in the Foundation Phase.