Distance/Online Learning Mode
Fall, Semester 1, 2023-2024
Fall, Semester 1, 2023-2024
We begin by looking at the movement toward schools being Safe, Healthy and Supportive Learning Environments. A healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment enables students, adults, and even the school as a system to learn in powerful ways. Such an environment promotes innovation, inquiry, and risk taking. Moreover, such an environment reinforces and enhances the leadership capacity in the school because competent, excellent, and dedicated educators want to work under such conditions. Is your school fostering a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment?
As a school leader, you are committed to quality, planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and evaluating. You will now know what effective management and mismanagement look like. This module should have caused you to reflect upon your emerging or existing management style. Perhaps you will agree that where possible, the best kind of decision making is participatory, shared, and reflective of school ownership. You are required to establish a significant school problem that requires resolution. This problem may relate to financial need, to curricular-related needs or to staff morale. Apply your knowledge of the five functions of management, management styles and inclusive decision making to solve your problems.
Welcome to Internship for the 2023 Academic Year!
Congratulations to you as an intern in your pursuit of the Associate of Arts in Primary Education. As you embark on this final round of your program, this Moodle portal has been
prepared to be used as a guide that will provide valuable support during this
phase of your teacher education program.
It is hoped that the internship experience will allow you an opportunity to
develop competence in your professional practice as you learn to associate
teaching-learning theory that is applicable in the classroom setting and as you
learn to examine your own practice.
All the best!
Today, schools are viewed as complex organizations to lead and manage. The school principal is seen as a leader and manager with multi-faceted roles and functions requiring a wide range of skills. It is widely agreed that a Key Factor affecting schools Efficiency and Effectiveness is the quality of the leadership provided by our school leaders. This course will focus on selected aspects of organizational and collaborative leadership with specific reference to the Quality Child-Friendly Schools Framework. The application of QCFS principles on school management, leadership for staff development, leadership for teacher supervision, and leadership and the law. All approaches for the inclusion of all stakeholders in the transformation of our schools into Quality, Child-friendly Schools.
This course is mandatory for students taking the
Associate of Arts Degree in Primary Education and the Certificate in Primary
Education. The course introduces students to the teaching of language and
literacy to children from birth to eight years.
Students acquire knowledge of how young children use the skills and
components of language. Students explore
and begin to apply teaching strategies that will enable young children to
develop these skills and components. They explore strategies for modifying
instruction to meet the needs of children from diverse social, cultural,
economic and linguistic backgrounds and with varying levels of ability.
Teaching Methods for the Primary Curriculum is designed to provide student teachers with a variety of teaching skills and classroom experiences to plan relevant learning situations and to engage learners at the primary level in meaningful learning tasks. Student teachers will use the national primary curriculum, design relevant instructional aids and utilize both the inductive and deductive models of teaching to effectively plan for, implement, and assess student learning.
The Nature of the Learner focuses on the study
of child growth and development. It
seeks to introduce student teachers to basic principles of growth and
development from early childhood to adolescence. The course also identifies factors that
influence growth and development and examines major developmental theories that
seek to explain how growth and development occur. As a result,
student teachers are more equipped to cater to the needs of all learners in the
primary school system
School Improvement Planning is a
process that guides schools in reflective practice by having schools conduct a School SelfAssessment (SSA) in reference to key indicators of school success.
Study Skills aims to help students identify and use effective learning strategies through the application of practical skills to become effective learners. The course shows students how to create and use study systems, think critically, become active readers/listeners, and use effective techniques to manage time and organize information for understanding and efficient retrieval. In this course, students will learn how to identify and use their learning styles to achieve expertise in their content area and to apply these skills to their current and future education and career pursuits.