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
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
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
Computer Lab Management
· Preparation of lab equipment and material
· Managing a laboratory based teaching
Planning and Teaching computer studies
· Importance of Pedagogical Knowledge
Assessment in computer studies
· Setting and Marking
· Assessment records
· 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.
This course outline was approved by Senate on 24th August 2016
- Facilitator: Loyce Machika