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B.Ed. Literacy (Untrained Teacher / Model B)

B.Ed. Literacy (Untrained Teachers / Model B)

Programme Advising for Academic Year 2016/17

ADVICE:  For students registered to the BEd Literacy Studies programme Model B untrained teacher) option.   

All courses in this programme are for three [3] credits except EDTL3026 for six [6] credits spread over two semesters.

SUMMARY POINTS:

  1. Only students with certification in teaching should register in this option (Model A).  Please refer to your offer letter before proceeding.
  2. This is a structured programme. All courses must be taken in the order it is presented.
  3. You much check to ensure that courses listed in this document are also in your profile for registration. If not contact Undergrad Department for advise.
  4. For those students requiring the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) - the exam schedule is posted during the year by the Registry on your Department’s Web Page at:

http://www.open.uwi.edu/undergraduate

TIP:  The ELPT is offered in March, August and November of each year. You will have to consult with your respective Sites for the specific dates.

If you already passed the ELPT you should register for FOUN1001 in Semester 1.

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Course Code  FOUN1001
Level 1
Course Name  English for Academic Purposes
Semester  1 & 2
Pre-requisite  ELPT - English Language Proficiency Test
Course Selection Guide If your Offer Letter from Admissions indicates that you are required to take the ELPT then you must first pass this test before you do FOUN1001.

 

 

Course Code  LING1401
Level 1
Course Name  Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide

This is course is the prerequisite to LING1402, LING2101 & LING2402.

It examines human language and animal communication, natural and artificial language, oral and written language; prescriptive and descriptive grammars; the concepts of     well-formedness and grammatically; the concepts of structure; language in its social context, lectures and different types of variation; language types versus language families, universal properties of language, language change; language and brain, language acquisition.

 

Course Code  EDTL1020
Level 1
Course Name  Introduction to Teaching and Learning
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to EDTL2020

This course will acquaint pre-service teachers with the multi-faceted nature of the Caribbean classrooms; sensitize them to the need for careful analysis of personal as well as professional experience; increase their powers of observation and ability to reflect on the nature of teaching; develop their ability to engage in oral and written evaluations of experience and observation.

 

Course Code  EDCE2025
Level 1
Course Name  Introduction to Computer Technology in Education
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to EDEA3301.

In this course students will be able to acquire knowledge of computer, how the computer affects teaching and learning.  It will also enable them to use the computer as a tool for manipulation of text, numbers and graphics; creating presentations; publishing; and information transfer.

 

Course Code  LITS1001
Level 1
Course Name  Introduction to Poetry
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to LITS2503

This course is an introduction to methods and techniques of critical appreciation of   poetry. The lectures will be complemented by assignments in critical analysis of a variety of poems from the prescribed text and elsewhere.

 

Course Code  EDTL1021
Level 1
Course Name  Planning for Teaching
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to EDTL2020

The beginning teacher will explore the range of methods and procedures which can be used in teaching; demonstrate skills in unit and lesson planning; develop skills in teaching through team planning and in micro-teaching; reflect and refine methods of  instruction; demonstrate skills in oral and written evaluation of their peer’s teaching and their own teaching experiences.

 

Course Code  EDTL2807
Level 1
Course Name  Adults as Learners
Semester  3
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide This course seeks to sensitize participants to the needs and characteristics of adult learners and to examine the implications of these for teacher attitudes, qualities and methodologies.

 

Course Code  EDPS1003
Level 1
Course Name  Psychological Issues in the Classroom
Semester  3
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDPS2003

In this course students will examine certain classroom events and case studies with a view to develop their analytical skills, and thereby come to appreciate how knowledge of psychology can inform their classroom behaviour.

 

LEVEL 2

SUMMARY POINTS: Students can only progress to Level 2 having successfully completed all Level 1 courses.

 

Course Code  EDCU2013
Level 2
Course Name  Introduction to Curriculum
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide This course seeks to provide a conceptual framework that can be used for curriculum analysis and decision-making by exposing students to different views of the major curriculum elements and the dynamic nature of the curriculum process. It also seek to expose students to psychological and sociological influence on the curriculum as well as how change occurs in and through the curriculum.

 

Course Code  EDPH2024
Level 2
Course Name  Issues and Perspectives in Education
Semester  1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide This course seeks to develop the students’ understanding of the interplay of forces which affect teaching and learning and influence educational practice and policy.  Students should thereby come to appreciate the critical and dynamic role they play as the educators of the citizens of tomorrow.

 

 

Course Code  EDLS2605
Level 2
Course Name  Learner Processes, Teacher Processes and the Development of Literacy
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to EDLS3612 & EDLS3603

This course examines the teaching event in terms of patterns and processes of communication and cognition; and of the network of interactions among all participants in the event.  Attention is given to issues addressed in alternative models of the learner with special focus on models the learner uses in processing for meaning, the dimensions of strategic processing, and the analysis of learner-response.

 

Course Code  EDTL2020
Level 2
Course Name  School Based Experience I
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  EDTL1020 & EDTL1021
Course Selection Guide This course is intended for students without previous teacher training providing opportunities to study key aspects of school life and to gain some initial teaching experience in their specialist fields.

 

Course Code  EDLS2611
Level 2
Course Name  Language, Learning and Acquisition of Literacy
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to EDLS3612 & EDLS3603

This course provides a background of linguistic insights into the acquisition of literacy by introducing participants to the:

  1. features of language and the differences between abstract descriptions of language and language in use,
  2. relevance of descriptions to oral and written language,
  3. patterns of language which characterize written language,
  4. patterns in language acquisition and development, conditions and processes of acquisitions and development.

 

Course Code  LING1402
Level 2
Course Name  Introduction to Language Structure
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  LING1401
Course Selection Guide  

This course is the prerequisite to LING2101 & LING2402.

This course is an Introduction to Syntax, Morphology, Phonetics and Phonology.

 

 

Course Code  EDLA2105
Level 2
Course Name  Language Structure Content of Teaching English in the Caribbean
Semester  3
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

The objectives of the course are to:

  1. give teachers an understanding of the language situation in the West Indies, with special reference to their individual territory.
  2. give teachers an introductory understanding of the phonology, morphology and syntax of basilectal and mesolectal forms of language.
  3. give teachers an introductory understanding of the phonology and syntax of a syntax variety of English.                                                                        develop in teachers the ability to observe contrasts between the            language forms referred to in (ii) and (iii).

 

 

Course Code  EDPS2003
Level 2
Course Name  Motivation and the Teacher
Semester  3
Pre-requisite  EDPS1003
Course Selection Guide  

This course seeks to introduce Psychology as a fundamental discipline, on which is essential to an understanding of the phenomenon of human behaviour. The specific aims are to:

  1. guide teachers to examine their motives for choosing teaching as a profession;
  2. deepen their understanding of human behaviour, largely through exploring their own motives and values;

transfer this knowledge to the learner and the learning environment.

  

LEVEL 3

SUMMARY POINTS: Students can only progress to Level 3 having successfully completed all Level 2 courses.

 

Course Code

 FOUN1301
Level 3
Course Name  Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide This is a multi-disciplinary course of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  It will introduce students to some of the major institutions in Caribbean society. This exposure is to both the historical and contemporary aspects of Caribbean society, including Caribbean legal, political and economic systems. In addition, Caribbean culture and Caribbean social problems are discussed.

 

Course Code  EDLS2606
Level 3
Course Name  Text, Analysis of Discourse and the Acquisition of Literacy
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide The objective of this course is to introduce participants to the nature of the information encoded in text and to the extent of the reader’s responsibility in processing text.

 

Course Code  EDLA2106
Level 3
Course Name  The Language Use-Content of English Teaching
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  This course is the prerequisite to EDLA2103.

The aims of the course are to:

  1. help you understand the varied purposes for which language is used, and the conceptualizations offered for language as communication
  2. engender a critical stance in the examination and analysis of how language is used

 

 

Course Code  EDEA3301
Level 3
Course Name  Management Information System
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  EDCE2025
Course Selection Guide This course seeks to have students develop competency in applying the methodologies, techniques, and tools of systems analysis and design in (i) the development of information systems and (ii) the development of solutions to managerial problems.

 

Course Code  EDLS3612
Level 3
Course Name  Writing as Literacy Development in the Primary School
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide The course allows teachers to develop their skills as well as strategies that facilitate the development of children’s writing.  Participants will be able to:
  1. Develop strategies that aid children’s writing development
  2. Use a wide range of instructional strategies to enhance the writing range of literacy development.
  3. Plan lessons making use of a range of methods for responding to and evaluating writing
  4. Produce pieces of writing representing different genres as a measure of their appreciation for writing as a process.

  

Course Code  EDLS3603
Level 3
Course Name  Advanced Study of Assessment of Literacy
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  EDLS2605 & EDLS2611
Course Selection Guide This course gives a historical perspective in practices in assessing literacy behaviour, examines technical, statistical and curriculum devise characteristics of assessment applied to literacy devices and issues in assessing literacy behaviour, identifies current and local needs and alternatives and issues.

 

Course Code  SOCI1002
Level 3
Course Name  Sociology for the Caribbean
Semester  3
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide

 This course is the prerequisite to SOCI3025.

This course seeks to expose students to the basic concepts of Sociology applied in the context of a developing country.  The works of the classical theorists Durkheim, Marx and Weber are explored in providing an understanding of different models of society.  The course also focuses on issues of culture, class, race, social stratification, family and gender as they relate to Caribbean societies.

 

Course Code  FOUN1101 or FOUN1210
Level 3
Course Name  Caribbean Civilisation or Science, Medicine and Technology
Semester  3
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  DO ANY ONE FOUNDATION COURSE

 

LEVEL 4

 SUMMARY POINTS: Students can only progress to Level 4 having successfully completed all Level 3 courses.

NOTE:

  • A finalizing student is a student, who has successfully passed all FOUNDATION courses, has followed the sequence of course offerings and has now completed most of the Level 3 courses of their programme.
  • A Graduating Student isa finalizing student who has only a maximum of 3 courses to complete.
Course Code  EDTL3026
Level 4
Course Name  Investigating Our Teaching
Semester  1 & 2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  

This is a 6-credt course –taught across 2 semesters. Semester 2 entails a practical component as well as submission of an action research.

This course is designed to aid in the understanding of the role of the teacher as a learner, researcher, self evaluator and reflective practitioner.  It provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of the teaching learning process in implementing an innovative teaching experiment to address a problem in their classrooms, to reflect critically on the experience and to write a report which informs their future practice.

 

Course Code  EDSE2712
Level 4
Course Name  Introduction to the Learner in Difficulty
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide  This course is designed to help participants:
  1. Develop a frame of reference for pursuing courses in the management of learning in difficulty, particularly within the Caribbean context.
  2. Examine critically definitional issues regarding the learner in difficulty.
  3. Focus on factors that may contribute to learning difficulties for learners in the regular classrooms, particularly those without overt exceptionalities.
  4. Examine the needs of the learner in difficulty with reference to the factors enumerated.

 

Course Code  LS36B
Level 4
Course Name  Information Literacy
Semester  1
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide An examination of the definition and concept of information literacy—its evolution and various components and how they relate to the school curriculum.  The contents of the information skills curriculum for use in schools will be looked at and some of the various approaches used to impart these skills to young people.  Major theories regarding information-seeking behaviour will also be explored as well as strategies for cooperative lesson-planning and independent  research.

 

Course Code  SOCI3025
Level 4
Course Name  Caribbean Culture
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  SOCI1002
Course Selection Guide This course seeks to equip students with an in-depth understanding of core aspects of Caribbean culture.  Topics which will be covered include:  nationalism and identity, belief systems, religion, the arts, sports, family and kinship,  and gender roles.

 

Course Code  LS32G
Level 4
Course Name  Literature for Young Children and Adults
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide The course looks at the characteristics, developmental needs and interests of children and young adults and how these affect their response to literature.  It examines the different types and sources of multimedia material-fiction and non-fiction - and their evaluation, selection and use.  Indigenous resources for Caribbean children and young adults are stressed.  The value of literature for young people and current trends and issues in the field are also included.