University of Limpopo Educational Studies Postgraduate Courses

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University of Limpopo Educational Studies Postgraduate Courses

University of Limpopo Educational Studies Postgraduate Courses Offered

University of Limpopo Educational Studies Postgraduate Courses – See Details Below:

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

PGCE is a 120 credits qualification at NQF level 6 based on Norms and Standards for Educators (February 2000). It develops strong practical, foundational and reflexive competence to make judgements in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. There are four areas of specialisation that may be followed within the PGCE programme, namely (Science and Mathematics, Languages and Life Orientation, Economic and Management Sciences, and Socials Sciences).
Specific Outcomes:

  • Has sound mastery of content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the chosen learning areas
  • Can translate theory into practice
  • Can design, execute and assess learning activities that reflect processes, acquisition of new concepts and problems solving skill.
  • Can carry out action research that will inform ongoing development and improvement of personal classroom practice
  • Has a professional thirst for life-long learning.

Key Performance Indicators

  • A practical understanding of the role of language, resources and teaching aids within relevant specialisation.
  • A practical understanding of the of learners’ existing ideas, skills and attitudes within relevant specialisation and their influence on the learning programme and process.
  • An ability to reflect on teaching approaches used and the ability to adjust and change these approaches according to the context (learners, school, geographical area) in which learning takes place.
  • An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.
  • An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.
  • An ability to design assessment according to requirements of learners, the learning programme and language.

B.Ed. Honours
B.Ed. (Educational Studies) is a 240 credits qualification at NQF level 7 based on Norms and Standards for Educators (February 2000). It develops strong practical, foundational and reflexive competence to make judgements in a variety of contexts. There are three areas of specialisation that may be followed within the honours programme, namely (Curriculum Studies, Educational Psychology, and Development Studies in Education).

University of Limpopo Educational Studies Postgraduate Courses Specific Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of effective educational theories
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge generic principles of assessment strategies.
  • To encourage research in education

Key Performance Indicators:

  • An ability to choose appropriate assessment approaches and techniques for different purposes recognising underlying theories, assumptions, strengths and weaknesses.
  • An ability to continuously assess the learning process.
  • An ability to use the results from formative and summative assessment appropriately for administrative purposes, learning programme development as well as feedback to learners, parents and colleagues.
  • An ability to access and critically read a wide variety of professional texts on teaching and learning.
  • An ability to carry out research that will inform the on-going development and improvement of personal classroom practice and students’ learning capacity.
  • An ability to keep up to date with developments in the field.

Masters in Education – M.Ed.

M.Ed, in Educational Studies is a 240 credit qualification at NQF level 8 based on Norms and Standards for educators (February 2000). Those who join for M.Ed. in Educational may follow three specialisations as in honours. At this stage the programme is by research only
Specific Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a practical and theoretical understanding of effective educational matters
  • Understand theories behind and be able to apply knowledge of assessment strategies in educational contexts
  • Demonstrates the ability to be an independent life-long learner, researcher and scholar.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • An understanding of philosophies and research paradigms related to educational research with emphasis on educational research.
  • An ability to develop workable and appropriate research questions.
  • An ability to develop a practical research proposal, conduct research and write research reports in acceptable format.

Doctor of Education- (D. Ed) or PhD

D.Ed or PhD in Educational Studies is a 240 credit qualification at NQF level 8 based on Norms and Standards for educators (February 2000). Those who join for M.Ed. in Educational may follow three specialisations as in honours. At this stage the programme is by research only.