BEd Honours elective in Environmental Education

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The Department of Education recognises the importance of providing post-graduate courses for educators, which facilitate the ability to critically engage with educational issues. This ability is a central goal of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree programme. The BEd(Hons) programme is a 2 year part-time programme. Two new courses are started every year, with the first offered in Grahamstown, South Africa and the second offered in Namibia.

The BEd(Hons) is a post-graduate degree, which is obtained by successfully completing six courses through two years of part-time study. The first year consists primarily of Educational Foundation courses and the 2nd year covers more of the speciality or sub-function.

In its second year of the programme, students are required to choose subject electives. One of theelectives students are open to choose from is Environmental Education (EE), which is offered through the ELRC. The elective course is composed of six contact sessions across the year, with the last session being an exam, and includes a session on whole school development.

The elective follows a teaching approach developed within the Fundisa for Change programme (a programme designed to support teacher professional development), which aims to help students to develop their environmental learning and teaching context by focusing on core environmental knowledge, teaching practice and assessment. The approach requires students to know their subject, improve their teaching practice and improve their assessment practice in relation to contextualising environmental learning within their individual work and teaching contexts.

Further information about the BEd Honours programme can be found here.

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