Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching (Mathematics and Social Science)

4 years duration

The BEd Intermediate Phase teaching programme equips graduates to teach values, skills, and knowledge to prepare learners for further education. Graduates will adapt to legislation, interact with stakeholders, and apply knowledge in South African classrooms. The qualification is presented online and through distance learning.

The primary purpose of the BEd Intermediate Phase teaching programme is to ensure that qualifying graduates are able to demonstrate integrated knowledge of the main areas of the fields and disciplines associated with Intermediate Phase teaching. Qualifying graduates will thus be equipped to teach Intermediate Phase learners the values, skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them for the Senior and Further Education and Training phases. Furthermore, on completion of the qualification, graduates will be able to implement and continuously adapt to national legislation / policies and guidelines governing and addressing Intermediate Phase teaching and learning in meaningful and innovative ways and interact effectively with the public and stakeholders. The purpose of this qualification is also to empower graduates to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in any Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7 class in the South African context. The BEd in Intermediate Phase teaching is an initial teaching qualification intended to develop qualified classroom teachers in the Intermediate Phase in schools. Teachers are members of a profession whose definitive aim is to enable systematic learning. In order to prepare prospective teachers for this comprehensive role, the BEd programme seeks to: A. Develop and consolidate in an integrated way appropriate disciplinary, practical, pedagogical and situational knowledge. B. Cultivate a practical understanding of teaching and learning in a diverse range of South African schools, in relation to educational theory, phase and/or subject specialisation, practice and policy. C. Foster self-reflexivity and self-understanding among prospective teachers. D. Nurture commitment to the ideals of the teaching profession and an understanding of teaching as a profession. E. Develop the professional dispositions and self-identity of students as teachers. F. Develop students as active citizens and enable them to develop the dispositions of citizenship in their learners. G. Promote and develop the dispositions and competences to organize learning among a diverse range of learners in diverse contexts. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.
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