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B.ED. SOCIAL STUDIES

Overview

Social Studies and Geography are two options in the Education-based programme which provide professional training for teachers. Through a range of courses, students/teachers obtain the necessary knowledge and skills in teaching both Social Studies and Geography at the secondary level. Geography is an old established discipline while Social Studies is relatively new with its development as an academic discipline going back to the nineteen fifties (1950's) in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

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PROGRAMME CONTENT

NUMBER OF CREDITS

COMPULSORY COURSES

YEAR

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

University

Foundation Courses

9

FOUN1016 must be done in Semester 1

1

FOUN1016- Critical Reading and

Writing in Humanities and Education

 

Choose a University Foundation Course (FOUN1101, FOUN1301

 or FOUN1201)

2

  

 

3

 

 

Choose a University Foundation Course (FOUN1101, FOUN1301

or FOUN1201)

Foundations of Education and Educational Theory (Core Education Courses)

9

EDPS1003, EDME2006 and EDRS2007

1

EDPS1003- Psychological Issues in the Classroom

 

2

EDME2006- Classroom Testing and Evaluation

EDRS2007- Research Design in Education 

3

 

 

Professional

Specialization

(Methodology)

21

 

1

 

EDHE2908– Local and

Community History (Local Community Studies:

Integrating History, Social Studies and Geography)

 

2

EDSS2903- Enquiry Methods in Teaching Social Studies/

Geography

 

EDSS2904-Practice in

Planning Learning Experiences for Social Studies

 

EDTK3004- Educational Technology

 

EDSS2906- Basic Geography Skills for Social Studies Teachers

 

3

 

EDHE2908– Local and

Community History ( Local Community Studies:

Integrating History, Social Studies and Geography)

 

EDSS3908- The Role of Social Studies/Geography in

Secondary Education

Professional

Specialization

(Practicum)

21

EDTL1020, EDTL1021, EDTL2021, EDTL3018 and EDRS3020

 

1

EDTL1020- Introduction to

Teaching and Learning

EDTL1021- Planning for Teaching

2

 

EDTL2021- Initial School-Based

Experience: The Practicum

3

EDTL3018-  Culminating School Based Experience: Clinical Practice

 

EDRS3020-  Researching Teaching: The Study

 

Out of School Courses

30

  Please note that students can do any other Level 2 or Level 3 out of school courses related to their Option from other Faculties/ Departments 

1

SOCI1002- Introduction to Sociology 1

 

 

SOCI1001-Introduction to Social Research

 

GOVT1001- Introduction to Political Philosophy

or

ECON100- Principles of Government

 

SOCI1003- Sociology and Development

2

SOCI2017- Caribbean Society: Continuity and Change

 

SOWK 2006- Caribbean Social Issues

 

SOCIO3025- Caribbean Culture

 

3

 

SOCI3042- Race, Ethnicity and National Identities in the Caribbean

 

SOCI3030- Globalization and Development

 

SOCI3022- Population, Environment and Development

Or

GOVT 3022- Garveyism in the Americas/Africa

Total Credits

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Coordinator: Mrs. Vileitha Davis- Morrison

 

Undergraduate Unit Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8506-9 | Ext. 2506-9

 

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