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Qualification: Preschool and Compulsory School Education, Postgraduate Diploma

Preschool and Compulsory School Education, Postgraduate Diploma

Qualification Information

On completion of the programme, students:

Knowledge

  • Have deepened their knowledge of education, and of some of the primary theories in sociology and the philosophy of education.
  • Have good knowledge in the demarcated field of education and teaching studies.
  • Are familiar with the most recent theories and research outcomes in the field, and are able to use them in work and in theoretical discourse.
  • Are able to use theories, concepts, research methods and critical thinking to reason and substantiate solutions in a professional manner, and to tackle important topics in contemporary educational debate.

Skills

  • Have adopted work methods which are accepted in the respective field of work and study.
  • Can introduce projects in their specialised field coherently to a large group.
  • Can communicate complex theoretical subjects and research outcomes clearly, using a variety of methods.
  • Can present and support opinions on work-related issues by integrating knowledge in the field.
  • Can take an active part in professional discourse relating to different concepts, definitions and theories used in the discussion of education and schooling in contemporary society.

Competences

  • Are able to use theoretical knowledge and research outcomes when organising teaching and learning.
  • Have knowledge and skills to show originality in the development of ideas in work and in their field of study.
  • Are able to take independent decisions in their work and are able to reason and substantiate them on the basis of theories relating to teaching and learning, and the relationship of education to culture and society.
  • Can utilise their knowledge and understanding in new and unfamiliar situations in their work.
  • Have adopted the necessary learning skills to undertake further study where independent work methods and critical thinking is required.

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Preschool and Compulsory School Education

NQF Level: 
7