|09227050||Faculty of Education|
|Duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120|
|Prof PH du Toit|
The certificate is awarded with distinction to a student who has obtained an average of at least 75%, with a minimum of 70% in each module.
Minimum credits: 120
All "Fundamental" and "Core" modules must be selected together with two "Elective" modules.
The function of mediator of learning and facilitator of learning as central role of the higher education practitioner. Applied and integrated roles of practitioner. Facilitating learning aimed at the diverse needs of learners, including learners with special needs. Creating learning opportunities that is conducive to learning. Learning style flexibility and multiple intelligences. Effective education communication. Implementing strategies and utilizing sources applicable to the South African context. Guiding of students. Academic development across the curriculum. Adult learning theory. Application in authentic practice.
Professional development of higher education practitioners. Self-assessment. Developing the full potential of the practitioner. The role of action research. Developing a professional portfolio.
Methods of assessment in a formative and summative fashion. Basic principles of accountable assessment. Record of learning. Assessment instruments.
National policies on higher education and community service; citizenship; programme characteristics of effective community service; fundamentals of community service partnerships; developing a theory and practice of campus-community; developing infrastructure for community service and community engagement; partnerships among organisations and higher education institutions for community service; principles and profiles of exemplary partnerships with community agencies; partnerships for collaborative action research; involving corporate partners; community service project.
Exploring models and principles of curriculum development. Adapt principles to comply with the process of outcomes-based curriculum development. Developing a study guide/manual as outcome of outcomes-based curriculum development. Learning through, for and about problem-based learning.
The role and profile of the teacher, training and development practitioner. Leadership, administration and management. Conflict management. Team management. Networking.
Media as sources of learning. Developing and utilising media by learner. Media and whole brain learning, maximising multiple-intelligences, maximising potential. Lower and higher level technology. Integrating media. Multimedia learning packages.
Electronic learning media. Integrating electronic media in practice. Web-based learning. Multimedia learning packages. Interactive television broadcasting.
The role of education and training in entrepreneurship, including finance, marketing, planning and project management as these relate to education.
Principles of mentorship. Strategies for mentorship. Mentorship practice. Leadership. Interpersonal aspects.
Supervision of postgraduate students including themes Research Design, Supervisory Process, Research Policy, Managing Research.
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