Course Coordinator

Mr Lonwabo (Lloyd) Singata
‌Cell: 078 774 5210

l.singata@ru.ac.za

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course is designed to provide teachers with a theoretical background to and practical application of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for educational purposes. There will be a balance between content knowledge of how to use ICT’s in education and the associated technical skills to support this process, along with a critical appraisal of the appropriateness of using ICT in education.

 

FORMAT

The BEd ICT is a part-time course run over three years – It is offered through approximately twenty five days of contact time per year – arranged in block sessions over long weekends or during school holidays.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The BEd ICT is open to practising teachers in any phase/level. Applicants should hold a three year teachers’ qualification such as a Diploma in Education (JPTD/ SPTD) or higher and have a working knowledge of computers – i.e. basic computer literacy skills.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A COMPUTER LITERACY COURSE.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM

The course explores the use of information and communication technology for enhancing learning and will cover aspects such as:

  • ICT programs for word processing, e-mailing, internet browsing, drawing, presenting and publishing.
  • Current and influential theories, research, policies and practice underpinning the use of ICT in education.
  • Current methodologies of teaching, learning theories, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation approaches underpinning the use of ICT in education.
  • The research of how information communication technologies can support learning in the specific environments in which the current teachers operate.

 

BEd ICT candidates will obtain credits in:

  • Academic literacy
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Education Management
  • Cross-curricular integration & implementation of ICT
  • Educational Research

 

ACCREDITATION & FURTHER STUDY

 The BEd ICT is at Level 7 and successful completion of the course enables teachers to apply for further study at Level 8 (BEd Honours).

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