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Programme: BEdHons Education Management, Law and Policy

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Faculty of Education
Duration of study: 1 year
Total credits: 128

Admission requirements

Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations a candidate can be admitted if he/she holds one of the following qualifications:

  • a Bachelor’s degree and a teacher’s diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in
  • Education (eg BA + HED); or a four year composite degree in Education (eg BAEd); or
  • an M+4 teacher’s diploma; or
  •  an M+3 teacher’s diploma and a Further Diploma in Education (FDE) or an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE); or
  • another academic qualification considered equivalent by the Dean for admission to a specific package. In this instance the qualification will not be recognised for teaching purposes.

 

Additional requirements

Selection is based on:

  • Meeting the minimum academic requirements required for admission;
  • Previous academic performance;
  • Applicable academic and/or teaching background;
  • Availability of supervision for the required research project;
  • Proven academic potential which may include academic communication and computer application skills;
  • Additionally, an interview may be requested;
  • The requirements of professional registration bodies;
  • The discretion of the head of department.

Examinations and pass requirements

Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of the department, a student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module.

A final-year student who has failed a maximum of three semester modules or their equivalent, with a final mark of at least 40% in each, may be admitted by the Dean to a special examination/s in these modules during January of the following year, provided that this will enable the student to comply with all the requirements for the degree.

Research information

A research project is compulsory and must be handed in for examination, as prescribed by the particular department.

Pass with distinction

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained an average of at least 75%, with a minimum of 70% in each module.

Minimum credits: 128

Fundamental modules

WEM 781 Part 2: Research report: Values-driven education 781 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Supervised research project of limited scope. Research proposal development; use of quantitative and/or qualitative methods. Writing a research report.

NMQ 755 Part 1: Research proposal 755 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Guided literature research, formulation of a conceptual framework and development of a research proposal for a supervised research project of limited scope.

Core modules

CDD 710 Curriculum development 710 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Principles and foundations of curriculum/programme design and development. International and national models and trends in curriculum/programme development. Principles of outcomes-based programming in the SAQA context. Curriculum development models and instruments in action. Situation and task analysis needs assessment. Development. Dissemination. Implementation as a change process. Assessment and evaluation.

LVO 731 Management and leadership in education 731 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Introduction to education management - process and models. Management as function to ensure effective task execution in schools.  Managing the institutional management areas. Leadership in education. Creating a productive internal educational environment.

NMQ 745 Educational research methodology 745 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

The nature of educational enquiry: contexts of research, research ethics, truth, rationality, subjectivity and objectivity; Quantitative and qualitative modes of enquiry, research designs and data collection techniques. Various approaches to qualitative research including case study research, historical research, ethnographic research, and action research. Basic concepts and principles of quantitative research. Statistical techniques in the educational research process. Survey methodology and questionnaire design. Classification and graphical representation of data. Descriptive measures. Statistical inference. Data-processing procedures. Parametric versus non-parametric tests. Some test statistics (e.g. F-Test and T-test). Formulating a research methodology for a limited project.

EDS 711 Philosophy and social imperatives of education 711 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

Meta-theories in education. Empiricism; rational empiricism; critical rationalism; critical theory; phenomenology; hermeneutics; system theory; philosophies in education: traditional philosophies; indigenous (African) philosophies. The influence of modernism and postmodernism on education. Sociological imperatives for education. Theories of societal change and roles and values of education. Comparative perspectives on learning theories and their meaning for education.

EDM 732 Education management 732 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

The aim of this module is to provide theoretical and practical approaches to financial and human resources management within the school environment. Aspects of budgets, strategic management and governance, asset management, recruitment and selection of staff, performance management and continuous professional development are some of the themes explored in this module. Teachers, members of the school management teams and people involved in school management and leadership will find this module relevant.

ELP 730 Education law and policy 730 Credits: 16.00

Module content:

The aim of this module is to equip students with intellectual, academic and literacy skills in the fields of Education Law and Policy. It also seeks to prepare them for further studies in these fields and to enhance their professional development at their places of work. The module will be of benefit to those who intend pursuing studies in education law or education policy; and to practitioners of policy and law at schools and other education working environments.