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Learning Opportunity: Parent Education, M.Ed.

Parent Education, M.Ed.

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Knowledge and understanding

On completion of study, degree holders possess knowledge and understanding of theory in the specialised areas of parent education and parenting.

This entails that holders:

  • possess knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, theories and research findings in the field of parent education and parenting
  • have gained an awareness of the diversity among parents and children and their varying needs and conditions
  • have acquired knowledge of the role of parent educators and the various ways of supporting parents in their important role of fostering the development and general welfare of children
  • have knowledge of research methods in the field and an awareness of ethical issues with regard to field research

Skills

On completion of study degree holders possess knowledge and understanding of theory in the specialised areas of parent education and parenting.

This entails that holders:

  • respect the diversity among parents and children and their varying needs and conditions
  • can apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding in their professional field of work
  • can apply their knowledge of educational theory and pedagogy to organize parent education programmes
  • can effectively communicate information, challenges and findings in the field, both orally and in writing, to scholars and the general audience
  • can use the appropriate equipment, technology and software for dissemination of information
  • are capable of applying critical thinking, independent and disciplined work habits in research, further study and/or their professional field of work

Competence

Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in their profession and/or further studies.

This entails that holders:

  • can apply knowledge of concepts, theories and research findings and critical analysis to justify and support professional decisions
  • can address urgent contemporary issues with regard to parent education and parenting
  • can be creative and innovative in the development of ideas and knowledge in the fields of parent education and parenting advice
  • can initiate and manage research or development projects within their scientific field and be responsible for the work of individuals and groups
  • can apply recognized methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation in a disciplined manner in the fields of parent education and parenting

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