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Social Studies methodology is built on the constructivist philosophy. In this course, student teachers will be exposed to strategies that will help them to develop lessons where they directly involve the learner. This course is designed to provide interaction with the National Curriculum for Primary Schools. Conceptual knowledge, critical thinking, social skill development and positive self-esteem will be promoted. It will equip student teachers with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively plan for learning and delivery of the curriculum.


College Mathematics for Primary Teachers II is a Math content course designed to promote a thorough understanding of the mathematics that teachers should know in order to be qualified to teach at the primary school level.  This course builds on what was covered in College Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I. The course will ensure that all student teachers acquire sufficient knowledge and competence to prepare them to teach mathematics effectively in the Belizean Primary School system.  This math course surveys many relevant topics including algebra, statistics, probability, consumer arithmetic, and transformation geometry.


ENGL 1104 builds on the development of communicative awareness and abilities in the persuasive, expository and research writing process using a variety of literary forms as the subjects for discussion and writing.  Continued practice in listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing will seek to enhance students’ mastery of Standard English as well as advance their understanding that they are participants in responsible discourse with others and hence have a moral and ethical responsibility in that discourse. Students completing this course should be able to write expository and persuasive essays of about 800 words demonstrating effective communication, knowledge of literary conventions, and the conventions of standard written English and manuscript presentation.


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. 


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.

Fundamentals of Linguistics introduces the study of language.  It explores concepts and theories of various areas of linguistics including phonology, orthography, morphology, etymology, syntax, semantics and language acquisition.  It examines the spoken and written forms of language varieties in the Belizean and global context.


This course serves as an introduction to the teacher preparation programmes in Belize.  It is a beginning social foundations course for first year students who are considering teaching as a profession and who are seeking better understanding about the complexity and importance of education.  This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of education, focusing primarily on the nature and importance of the teaching profession, and discuss the current challenges and requirements for the profession.  It will enable students to explore the historical, social, cultural, philosophical and technological foundations of education in Belize. It provides the opportunity for students to be introduced to and become conversant with the current documents which outline our Education Rules and understand them in the light of legislative authority.


This three-credit Year 1 course (business program and accounting program) covers the fundamental principles of macroeconomics. This course will explore how economies work and the factors that impact the overall performance of economies.  Over the course of the semester, students will analyze aggregate measures of performance such as national income (GDP), unemployment, inflation, economic growth, economic development, monetary and fiscal policy, the banking system, aggregate demand and supply, and government’s influence on aggregate demand.  This course also includes a microeconomics module. These concepts will be related back to current events in Belize and around the world.


This professional course is a continuation of Managerial Accounting 1. As opposed to financial accounting, which provides outsiders with information of a company’s overall performance, managerial accounting focuses on creating reports that show how well managers or business units have performed compared to plans and to benchmarks. Some reports provide timely, frequent updates on key indicators such as orders received, capacity utilization and sales. Other reports aim to study specific problems. Topics include (but not limited to) Master Budget and Responsibility Accounting, Flexible Budgets, Direct Cost Variances, Indirect Cost Variances, Management Control, Inventory Costing and capacity Analysis, Inventory Management, Just In Time, and Simplified Costing Methods.


This course focuses on the current tax system in Belize with regards to Individual and Business Income Tax, Social Security, General Sales Tax, and Custom and Excise Duties. The course topics focus on current taxation and auditing practices, issues and problems. The course develops a framework for students to practice the common taxation issues faced by small businesses in Belize.


August is the month where we catch up on incompletes.  Everyone should log in, find the assignments they missed, and work on them.  Please email me, through moodle or gmail, and let me know you're working on them.  

History 2001 highlights the early civilization of Africa, Asia, and Mesoamerica. It covers major social, economic, political and religious trends in an effort to reconstruct the past in order to discover what people thought, what they did, and how their beliefs and actions continue to influence human life.

 


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.

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.


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College Mathematics for Primary Teachers II is a Math content course designed to promote a thorough understanding of the mathematics that teachers should know in order to be qualified to teach at the primary school level.  This course builds on what was covered in College Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I. The course will ensure that all student teachers acquire sufficient knowledge and competence to prepare them to teach mathematics effectively in the Belizean Primary School system.  This math course surveys many relevant topics including algebra, statistics, probability, consumer arithmetic, and transformation geometry.


Math Concepts and Methods for the Primary Classroom is designed to prepare effective primary school mathematics teachers. The course includes knowledge of the appropriate level of content, relevant research-based pedagogy on learning, use of manipulate tools, appropriate methods for assessing learning and other resources vital to creating a
learning community in the classroom. Teaching methodology will emphasize academic discussion, observation and application. Emphasis is placed on a variety of strategies including cooperative learning, problem-solving, technology, manipulative, cultural influences and cross content teaching strategies.


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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. 


College Mathematics for Primary Teachers I is a Math content course designed to promote a thorough understanding of the mathematics that teachers should know in order to be qualified to teach at the primary school level. The course will ensure that all student teachers acquire sufficient knowledge and competence to prepare them to teach mathematics effectively in the Belizean Primary School system.  This math course surveys many relevant topics including types of numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, sets, area, perimeter and the Cartesian plane.


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This course offers a more in-depth study of language development from infancy to age eight. Topics include: language development stages, theories of language acquisition, assessment of language development, English language learners and children with special needs language development, and developmentally appropriate planning to foster effective language development. Additionally, it studies how to foster language development through home and school connections. As a requirement, candidates participate in a three-hour clinical experience. They conduct a one-hour observation, and then prepare a lesson plan for two whole-group interactions with children in a preschool or lower division of a primary school setting.

This course provides an analysis of evidence-based health, safety, and nutritional practices to ensure children's well-being. It includes information on common diseases and health issues; child abuse and neglect; healthy environments; preventing and responding to emergencies; and planning healthy, safe, and nutritional experiences that are appropriate to the age of the child. It

also discusses healthy eating habits, physical activity, and rest as nutritional factors essential for children's development. As a requirement for the course, candidates participate in the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certification.


This course provides an overview of the importance of assessment for young children. It examines the theory, methods, and practical strategies of observing and documenting youngsters in their environment to determine the effectiveness of planning and instruction in the early childhood curriculum. It reviews data collection using various authentic assessments and assessment methods. Candidates study traditional assessment strategies such as tests and rubrics used in the early primary years. Additionally, they examine methods of evaluating early childhood programs considering the physical and social environments, and the cognitive development of children in their program. As a requirement, candidates observe a class and identify a child. Then, they prepare a detailed lesson plan with developmentally appropriate learning experiences and assessment for a one-on-one interaction with the child in a preschool setting.


This course introduces student teachers to the early childhood curriculum. It focuses on the daycare, preschool, and lower primary school curricula, and emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood institutions. The constructivist teaching-learning principles are examined from a holistic perspective; therefore, student teachers gather an understanding of play-based curriculum across the developmental domains and content areas. Planning for appropriate and integrated lessons is an integral part of the course. As a requirement, candidates observe a class and then prepare a detailed lesson plan with developmentally appropriate learning experiences for a whole-group interaction with children in a preschool setting.



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