|09240051||Faculty of Education||Department: Science, Mathematics and Technology Education|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 128||NQF level: 08|
Selection is based on:
Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of 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 Chancellor's 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.
A research project is compulsory and must be handed in for examination, as prescribed by the particular department.
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 (no rounding).
Minimum credits: 128
Supervised research project of limited scope. Use of qualitative and/or qualitative and or quantitative methods. Writing a short report.
Guided literature research, formulation of a conceptual framework and development of a research proposal for a supervised research project of limited scope.
Foundations, principles and ethics of assessment practices. International trends. Quantitative and qualitative modes of assessment and appropriate instruments. Generating evidence for assessment. Assessment and quality assurance. Techniques of computer-based assessment.
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.
The purpose of this module is to enable the candidate to master computer-integrated techniques pertaining to cognitive tools.
The purpose of this module is to enable the candidate to master computer-integrated techniques pertaining to instructional tools and multimedia in education and training.
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.
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.
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