FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
EDPH2016 Philosophy of Education In this course, the objective is to introduce students to some distinctive ways of philosophical thinking in general, and philosophies of mind and psychology in particular, with reference to education concerns. An important aspect of the course is to encourage students to apply the course content to their own educational settings and issues.
EDSE2924 Introduction to Special Education This course is designed to introduce beginning special and non-special education students to rudiments of exceptionalities. At the end of the course, students will:
understand the concept of special education, exceptionalities, handicap, disability and inclusion.
EDPS2011 Principles of Educational Psychology This course will enable students to understand some of the major conceptual, theoretical and research bases which inform past and present educational practices with regard to teaching, learning, counselling, management and discipline as well as to explore a variety of techniques for the systematic examination of individual and group functioning in the classroom.
EDRS2201 Introduction to Research Methods in Education This course is focussed mainly on qualitative aspects of educational investigation. Students will be introduced to the following: the difference between quantitative and qualitative methods; the summarising of the main findings of research reports and articles; the definition of a research problem and the proposal of a suitable design for dealing with it; the application of research techniques appropriate to educational problems; the factors likely to affect the validity and quality of research studies; the construction of suitable data-gathering instruments; data collection procedures; the analysis of data obtained; and how to present the findings in a written report.
EDRS2202 Basic Data Analysis with the Computer This course is focussed mainly on quantitative aspects of educational investigation. It seeks to develop the ability to use the personal computer in the analysis and presentation of research data as well as a critical understanding of the advantages and limitations of the use of this technology in the research process.
EDSC2110 The Structure and Nature of Science The students should be able to describe the structure and nature of science; Explain the implications of its structure and nature for the teaching/learning situation; Outline the various processes of science, and their implications for the teaching/learning situation; Critically appraise various curriculum patterns in science education. Plan and implement a teaching/learning unit/module for a selected science topic at a specific age level.
be familiar with various forms of deviations among schoolchildren.
be equipped with basic knowledge of classroom management of children with special needs and counselling of their parents.
be knowledgeable about teams of professionals involved in education, treatment and rehabilitation of disabled children.
be equipped with methods of teaching, identification and educational programmes for individuals with disabilities.
EDSS2113 The Structure and Nature of Social Studies This course enables students to understand the nature and structure of curriculum and instruction in the social studies. More specifically, it introduces students to the goals, predominant curriculum patterns, methods of instruction and evaluation, and models of planning in contemporary social studies education, particularly with respect to the Caribbean pedagogical context.
EDSS2910 Teaching Social Studies in the Primary and Secondary School This course is designed to introduce participants/candidates to an understanding of the nature and essence of social studies education (including its various definitions, theoretical orientations, frameworks, approaches, conceptualisations, origins and histories) and to the critical aspects of the teaching and learning of the subject at the primary and secondary levels (including planning, instructional strategies and methodologies, and assessment). Particular attention is paid to the critical skills that are important to and in the learning of social studies—skills that are important to academic success (at both the primary and secondary levels) and to success in the role of citizen.