Course Information

for Education Department

 

Drama & Theatre Arts Education (DR101/201)

Credits:3

The Teaching of Foreign Language for CSEC Examination (FL 204)

Credits:3

Home Economics Management (HEC206)

Credits:3

Health & Family Life Education (HFLE101)

Credits:3

Principles of Assessment for Primary Teachers (JBAST201)

Credits:3

Principles of Business Instruction 1 (JBBUS200)

Credits:3

Business Studies in the Caribbean Context (JBBUS201)

Credits:3

Human Resource Development (JBBUS203)

Credits:3

Principles of Business Instruction II (JBBUS205)

Credits:0

Teaching of Business Management (JBBUS206)

Credits:3

Teaching of Applied Office Administration (JBBUS207)

Credits:3

English for Communication I (JBCOM100)

Credits:3

This course aims to enhance students' information gathering and processing skills. It focuses on both reading and listening skills required for basic research, effective comprehension and assimilation and summary of information. The course is designed to alert students to the processes involved in reading and listening and the strategies that could aid those processes. Students are expected to utilise the available technology as well as all library resources.

English for Communication I (JBCOM100)

Credits:3

English for Communication I (JBCOM100)

Credits:3

English for Communication II (JBCOM101)

Credits:3

This course aims to develop students' ability to use Standard English structures to express themselves early, precisely and fluently in speech and writing and to evaluate that ability in themselves and their peers. It is designed to alert students to the process used in oral and written communication. The course also focuses on providing students with opportunities to produce different types of communication while selecting and combining forms, media channels and technologies to maximize effective communication.

Drama and Theatre Education at the Primary Level (JBDR101)

Credits:3

Within the training programme of teacher education it is recognised that a comprehensive and well-rounded programme should be established. Therefore it is important that students be exposed tot he Arts and Drama in particular. Drama offers the opportunity to assist with personal development and artistic expression. Involving students through drama and dance and relating their own cultural experience to the classroom ought to instill confidence and discipline and a respect for our rich cultural heritage which is often under threat. It is recognised that students today require a pedagogical approach which is different from that used in former years. Technology and mass media have all influenced the lives of our students. It is important therefore, that the instilling of positive values and nurturing of wholesome relationships become necessary. The performing arts can offer the benefit of not only creating specialists in the arts, but also, developing sensitive and virtuous human beings. The rudiments of Drama as a learning tool are based on the values of trust, confidence, self-assurance, self-discipline, self-reliance, and self-worth. The nature of the arts relies on a spirit of co-operation, collaboration, cohesion and collectivity. All of these are important life-skills which aid in personal and social development and also stimulate artistic expression. Against this background it is necessary that teachers are offered the opportunity to be trained in the use of Drama and to inculcate the arts as part of a cognitive process.

Extended Classroom Practicum (JBECP101)

Credits:3

Techniques in Classroom Investigation (JBEDCI101)

Credits:3

Techniques in Classroom Investigation (JBEDCI201)

Credits:3

Techniques in Classroom Investigation (JBEDCI201)

Credits:3

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (JBEDCL101)

Credits:3

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (JBEDCL201)

Credits:3

Seminar Series in Technology in Education (JBEDET101)

Credits:3

Seminar Series in Technology in Education (JBEDET201)

Credits:3

Introduction to Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (JBEDSC101)

Credits:3

Introduction to Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (JBEDSC201)

Credits:3

Intro to Social & Cutural Foundation of Education (JBEDSF101)

Credits:3

Intro to Social & Cultural Foundation of Education (JBEDSF201)

Credits:3

Teaching Language in the Caribbean Context (JBENG201)

Credits:3

Experiences in Literature (JBENG202)

Credits:3

This course offers teacher trainees a general knowledge of the key concepts in Literature and focuses on the three basic components; namely poetry, prose, drama. Specific strategies and methodology for teaching the concepts will also be implemented during the course. The course aims to introduce participants to the key concepts in literature so that they will be able to analyze the different genres and develop an appreciate for literature. In addition, it seeks to show the relationship of Literature to real life situations and to create an awareness of the relevance of Poetry, Prose and Drama on the school curriculum.

Teaching Adolescent Literature (JBENG203)

Credits:3

Teacher trainees will be exposed to a wide variety of text - short stories, novels and drama. Focus will be placed on exploring the vast differences in cultures, themes and issues embedded in work from West Indian, American, British, and African writers. This course is designed to assist participants in developing an appreciation for the art of Literature and to show the relationship between Literature and real life situations. It also focuses on creating an awareness of the relevance of Literature on the school curriculum and on developing critical and analytical skills. The vast differences in cultures, themes and issues embedded in work from West Indian, American, British, and African writers are explored. Trainees will respond critically, and analytically to these works through a wide range of meaningful activities. The format for the course is outlined in one module that should be completed in one trimester.

Integrating Literature in the Language Classroom (JBENG204)

Credits:3

Assessment in English (JBENG205)

Credits:3

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching-learning process. It involves collecting evidence of learning over a period of time. The goals of assessment are to provide feedback on a formative and summative basis using both traditional tests and alternative methods of assessment. Furthermore, since the curriculum is based on learner-centered model, assessment needs to involve both teachers and learners. Hence, this course on Assessment in English seeks to expose teachers to the principles underlying classroom assessment and to provide them with a broad range of strategies that they may use to assess language proficiency in the secondary classroom.

Assessment in English (JBENG205)

Credits:3

Assesment in English (JBENG205)

Credits:3

An Introduction to Issues, Approaches and Methods in the Teaching/Learning of Foreign Languages (JBFL201)

Credits:3

By the end of this course, student-teacher should understand the issues that arise out of foreign language teaching and learning in Caribbean secondary schools, some of the approaches and methods used in the teaching and learning of a foreign language, and upgrade their language skills in French/Spanish.

Foreign Language Methods and Principles of Second Language Acquisition (JBFL202)

Credits:3

Student-teachers should understand the newer methods of foreign language teaching, particularly the notional, functional and communicative approaches and the way in which knowledge and application of the principles of second language acquisition can contribute to the effective teaching/learning of Foreign Languages and continue to upgrade their language skills.

Applied Methodologies: Strategies in the Teaching of Foreign Languages (JBFL203)

Credits:3

By the end of this module student-teachers should have acquired new skills and techniques which will improve their classroom performance, enabling them to better impart the necessary foreign language skills.

The Teaching of Foreign Languages for the CSEC Examinations (JBFL204)

Credits:3

This course is designed to assist participants in understanding the nature of the CXC syllabus and examinations in Foreign Languages and to be competent to teach the CXC in French or Spanish at either Basic or General Proficiency Levels.

The Teaching of Foreign Languages for the CAPE Examinations in French and Spanish (JBFL205)

Credits:3

By the end of this course student-teachers should understand the nature and purpose of the CAPE Examinations in Functional French and Functional Spanish and should be capable of teaching the CAPE Syllabus in Functional French or Spanish.

Planning and Teaching Geography in Secondary School (JBGEO201)

Credits:3

This course provides candidates with an understanding of the nature, structure and purpose of Geography and of its contribution to education.

Managing Field Studies in Geography (JBGEO202)

Credits:3

This course aims to make candidates aware of some of the factors that influence the teaching of Geography, and to develop their skills in the planning and delivery of effective geography lessons and in the assessment of geographical learning.

Regional Environments: Issues and Challenges for the Caribbean (JBGEO203)

Credits:3

Candidates will develop a good understanding of the characteristics of maps, diagrams and graphs, and acquire competence in the use of these media to store and depict geographical information, processes, patterns and relationships.

Geography for Sustainability (JBGEO204)

Credits:3

Candidates will acquire and practice skills and competence in the use and application of the project method and field-work in Geography.

Skill Development in Geography Education (JBGEO205)

Credits:3

Textile Science (JBHEC201)

Credits:3

Food and Nutrition I (JBHEC202)

Credits:3

Clothing Studies I (JBHEC203)

Credits:3

Food and Nutrition II (JBHEC204)

Credits:3

Clothing Studies II (JBHEC205)

Credits:3

Home Economics Management (JBHEC206)

Credits:3

Introduction to Health and Family Life for Primary Teachers (JBHFL101)

Credits:3

The Nature and Purpose of History (JBHI201)

Credits:3

The course, THE NATURE OF PURPOSE OF HISTORY is expected to cover one semesters' instruction. The emphasis will be on developing and deepening the teachers' awareness of the nature of History as a discipline. The course outline covers the question of History as a discipline and the use and classification of historical evidence.

Perspectives on Themes in West Indian Post-Emancipation History (JBHI202)

Credits:3

Using Instructional Media, Interactive & Multi-Modal Techniques in History (JBHI203)

Credits:3

This course is designed to enable candidates to practice and develop requisite skills in using various forms of instructional media/resources, and interactive techniques in the teaching of History.

Teaching History: Pedagogy & Practice (JBHI204)

Credits:3

This course aims to make candidates aware of some of the factors that influence the teaching of History, and to develop their skills in the planning and delivery of effective History lessons and in the assessment of historical learning.

The Teaching of History for CXC General Proficiency (JBHI205)

Credits:3

In this course student teacher will develop the technical competencies to teach, integrate and assess the major concepts in the CXC General and Basic Proficiency courses in Caribbean History. The emphasis in this course is not for student teachers to learn the content of the syllabus, but to acquire the appropriate techniques and methods to deliver the History course in the classroom.

Curriculum Issues in Language Arts Education (JBLAE101)

Credits:3

Promoting Reading in the Primary Grades (JBLIT101)

Credits:3

Promoting Writing in the Primary Grades (JBLIT102)

Credits:3

Developing Number Concepts and Operations (JBMAT101)

Credits:3

Promoting Understanding of Key Concepts in Primary Mathematics (JBMAT102)

Credits:3

Issues in Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Secondary Level (JBMAT201)

Credits:3

This programme is designed to prepare teachers for the teaching of mathematics in the secondary school, and emphasize the relationship between the theoretical and the practical elements of mathematics teaching. It introduces students to some of the major theoretical constructs and practical skills that inform the teaching of mathematics and stresses the development of mathematics, curriculum trends, instructional methods unique to mathematics, lesson planning and assessment in mathematics. Candidates should be prepared to engage in educational issues beyond their immediate day-to-day activities.

Developing Number and Algebra Concepts in the Lower Secondary Classroom (JBMAT202)

Credits:3

Catering to Struggling Students in Mathematics Classrooms (JBMAT203)

Credits:3

Developing Geometry and Trigonometry Concepts in Secondary Classrooms (JBMAT204)

Credits:3

A good understanding of secondary school mathematics is essential for success in this course, and students are therefore advised to revise topics such as indices, factorization, solving linear equations, use of brackets, simplification of fractions, etc. before embarking on this course.

Advanced Concepts in Mathematics (JBMAT205)

Credits:3

Advanced Concepts in Mathematics (JBMAT205)

Credits:3

Foundations in Child Development & Principles of Learning (JBPSY101)

Credits:3

Foundations in Child Development and Principles of Learning (JBPSY101)

Credits:3

Managing Instruction and Classroom Dynamics at the Primary Level (JBPSY102)

Credits:3

Adolescent Development and Learning (JBPSY201)

Credits:3

Managing Instruction and Classroom Dynamics at the Secondary Level (JBPSY202)

Credits:3

Seminars for reflection on Classroom Practice (JBRCP101)

Credits:0

Seminars for reflection on Classroom Practice (JBRCP201)

Credits:0

Secondary Science and Technology Teaching I (JBSC201)

Credits:3

Basic Physical Sciences I (JBSC202)

Credits:3

The general aim of this course is to set a theoretical foundation for the teaching of Science in preparation for practical teaching experiences. Students will explore the nature of Science and develop a rationale for the teaching of Science.

Basic Physical Sciences II (JBSC203)

Credits:3

Secondary Science and Technology Teaching II (JBSC204)

Credits:3

This course aims to help student-teacher practice implementing the Science school curriculum by applying a problem-solving approach to their teaching. It will address the real life context in which Science institutions operate in their countries

Basic Life Sciences (JBSC205)

Credits:3

The course provides an understanding of the structural and functional relationships within living systems and the means by which these systems survive in their environment. Students analyze the factors that influence proper functioning, control, regulation and perpetuation of organisms giving due consideration to the application of good pedagogy. In addition, students reflect on the concern for the preservation and conservation of the environment through field studies where they encounter organisms in natural ecosystems as they survive and exchange materials.

Primary Science and Technology Teaching I (JBSCI101)

Credits:3

Primary Science and Technology Teaching II (JBSCI102)

Credits:3

School Social Studies for Our Contemporary Social Environment (JBSCI203)

Credits:3

Catering to Students with Special Education Needs (JBSN101)

Credits:3

Catering to Student With Special Educational Needs (JBSN101)

Credits:3

Introduction to Exceptionalities (JBSN201)

Credits:3

This course is designed to give students broad knowledge and understanding of the nature, causes, characteristics, and implications of exceptionalities for learners who deviate from what could be regarded as the norm in the regular classroom setting.

PTA: Planning, Teaching and Assessing Social Studies in the Primary Grades (JBSS101)

Credits:3

Methods of Inquiry and Fieldwork in Social Studies (JBSS102)

Credits:3

Introduction to Social Studies Education (JBSS201)

Credits:3

Candidates will acquire a good understanding of the nature, structure and purpose of Social Studies, and of the conceptual underpinnings that promote effective teaching and learning in the subject area.

Instruction and Assessment in Secondary School Social Studies (JBSS202)

Credits:3

To enable candidates to develop a good understanding and mastery of certain interactive teaching techniques in the teaching of Social Studies.

Social Studies for Our Contemporary Social Environment (JBSS203)

Credits:3

To help candidates become aware of, and develop requisite skills in, the use of maps, diagrams, statistics and other forms of instructional media in teaching Social Studies.

Methods of Inquiry and Fieldwork in Secondary Social Studies (JBSS204)

Credits:3

The aim of this course is to assist candidates in understanding some of the factors influencing the teaching of Social Studies, and in developing their skills in the planning and delivery of effective lessons and in the assessment of Social Studies learning.

Understanding Caribbean Societies (JBSS205)

Credits:3

To provide opportunities for candidates to develop a good repertoire of teaching/learning techniques for Social Studies.

Technical, Geometrical & Mechanical Drawing (JBTVET200)

Credits:3

Computer-Aided Drafting (JBTVET203)

Credits:3

Design and Technology I (JBTVET204)

Credits:3

Mathematics Topics for Industrial Arts (JBTVET205)

Credits:3

Mechanical Engineering Technology (JBTVET206)

Credits:3

Principles of TVET Instruction (JBTVET207)

Credits:3

Principles of Small Business Management (JBTVET208)

Credits:3

Curriculum Development for TVET (JBTVET209)

Credits:3

Design and Technology II (JBTVET210)

Credits:3

Promoting Writing in the Primary Grade (LIT102)

Credits:3

Primary Science & Technology Teaching II (SCI 102)

Credits:3

Catgering to Students with Special Educational Needs (SN101/201)

Credits:3

Methods of Inquiry and Fieldwork in Social Studies (SS 102)

Credits:3

Methods of Inquiry & Fieldwork in Sec Social Studies (SS 204)

Credits:3

Understanding Caribbean Societies (SS 205)

Credits:3

Mechanical Engineering Technology (TVET 206)

Credits:3

Lead lecturer: Nigel Gage