New programmes and curricula designed
I will provide evidence below related to the NEW PGCE programme for 2019 (the whole curriculum), as well as some examples of module guides for TWO of the new PGCE modules and Mathematics module guides for the new BEd Intermediate Phase programme for 2019. The PGCE module guides also provides alternative forms of assessment, i.e. alternative in the sense that traditional tests and exams are not the norm, but rather continious assessment and assessment activities that includes reflections, cellphilm creation, etc.
NEW PGCE programme for 2019
I have been able to bring the PGCE curriculum development process together by providing as HOD, the PGCE programme documentation that was send for accreditation to the Council of Higher Education (CHE). The PGCE programme was also the first new programme pre-service programme to receive formal accreditation [The Honors Programme was the first one]. I will also present documentation that highlight the planning presented to staff regarding module writing preparation. The following are presented below as evidence:
- PGCE Application to the CHE (click here to view)
- Proposed planning documentation presented to FMC and Faculty (click
here to view)
Module writing innovations: New assessment tools, electronic pdf textbook and module guides with video links
I developed the new School Based Learning module for 2019 (click here). I developed a new assessment tool for the School Based Learning module, as Faculty want to move away from 'tick boxes' and 'marks' to rather achieving outcomes at a certain level. I also included reflection excercises which staff can view after students have been to schools, in order that staff can obtain a picture of students' experiences. The module also has contact sessions during which I have ensured by including reflection related tasks that they can be enabled to share their expetriences with one another. he design, contents, formatting and layout was all done by myself.
In addition, I was also tasked to design the Educational Foundations module, which included the formatting and layout, design and contents. I have completed this with the assistance of colelagues. However, Theme 2, was re-designed by me, as I included reflection excercises, flipped learning and hyperlinks to videos and texts. Students have an opportunity to download the pdf format of this module and can then click on the various links in Theme 2 which then will open the texts or videos (click here to view).
I was also tasked to develop a module and textbook for the BEd Intermediate Phase Mathematics Method and Theory modules. I have designed a pdf textbook containing hyperlinks in order to assist students who struggles with certain aspects to explore these aspects online by means of links to YouTube videos or links to online texts. The design, contents, formatting and layout was all done by myself. The module and textbook (2 chapters of the textbook still in design) have received extremly positive feedback from the external reviewer. The module can be viewed here (click here) and the pdf ebook with hyperlinks here (click here).