MZUZU UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING, LEARNING & CURRICULUM STUDIES

 

 

1.      PROGRAMME                                           :        Bachelor of Education (Science/BICT)

2.      SUBJECT                                                    :        Computer Studies Methodology

3.      LEVEL OF STUDY                                       :        3

4.      COURSE TITLE                                           :        Teaching, Learning and Assessment in

                                                                           Computer Studies

5.      COURSE CODE                                          :        COSM 3601

6.      DURATION :                                               16 weeks

7.      PRESENTED TO                                         :        Senate

8.      PRESENTED BY                                          :        Faculty of Education

9.      LECTURE HOURS PER WEEK                     :        2

10.  TUTORIAL HOURS PER WEEK                   :        1

11.  PRACTICAL HOURS                                   :        1

12.  STUDENT INDEPENDENT

LEARNING HOURS PER WEEK                   :        5

13.  TOTAL COURSE CREDITS                          :        10

14.  ASSESSMENT METHODS                           :        Assignments, Tests and Final Examination

15.  ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING                        :        40% Continuous

                                                                           60% Final

 

16.  AIM(S) OF THE COURSE:             

·         Expose student teachers to the teaching of computer studies in schools.

 

17.  LEARNING OUTCOMES:

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

·         Develop an understanding of computer studies Syllabus in Secondary Schools.

·         Prepare schemes of work and lesson plan.

·         Describe teaching methods appropriate for computer studies.

·         Prepare teaching and learning resources suitable for computer studies.

·         Discuss teaching skills for lessons and practical presentation.

·         Conduct micro-peer teaching in computer studies.

·         Present issues on the learning of computer studies.

18.  TOPICS OF STUDY                                                                                   

            Familiarization with the Computer studies curriculum

·         Developmental outcome/ Goals 

·         Rationale

 

            Computer Lab Management

·         Safety

·         Preparation of lab equipment and material

·         Managing a laboratory based teaching

 

            Planning and Teaching computer studies

·         Resources

·         Theories

·         Importance of Pedagogical Knowledge

·         Challenges

 

            Assessment in computer studies 

·         Setting and Marking

·         Assessment records

 

            Peer/Micro teaching

·         Planning computer studies lesson

·         Lesson Observation

·         Lesson analysis and Critiquing

·         School experience

 

19.  PRESCRIBED TEXTS:

·         Buehl, D., Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, International Reading Association, 2001.

 

·         Wainwright, S., Teaching and Assessing Skills in Computer Studies, Cambridge University Press. 2002.

20.  RECOMMENDED TEXTS:

·         Carroll, J., Innovative practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology, Springer, 2014.

·         Duplessis, J., Habib, M., Gardener, B., baranic, A., Rugh, A., In my Classroom, a Guide to Reflective Practice, American Institute of research, 2002.

·         Fisher, R., Teaching Children to think, Nelson Thornes Limited, 2001.

·         Gardner, H., The disciplined mind-What all students should understand, Simon & Schuster, 1999.

·         Hazzan, O.,Lapidot, T., Ragonia, N., Guide to teaching Computer Studies, Springer, 2011.

·         Mcleod, J., Fisher, J., Hoover, G., The Key Elements of Classroom Management, ASCD Publications, 2003.

·         Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Senior Secondary School Teaching Syllabus: Computer Studies Syllabus, Malawi Institute of Education, 2001.

 

·         Rapp, W., Arndt, K., Teaching Everyone an Introduction to Inclusive Education, Paul H. Brooks Publishing CO., 2012.

·         Snow, C., Infant Development, Prentice Hall, 1997.

·         Woolfolk, A., Winne, P. and Perry, N., Educational Psychology, Woolfolk Anita, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This course outline was approved by Senate on 24th August 2016