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This programme is designed for untrained teachers at the primary or secondary level who hold an Associate Degree in Applied Science – Physical Education.  Based on the outline of the Associate Degree in Physical Education, it is assumed that participants would have prior knowledge of the content in the subject discipline, as well as a basic understanding of the teaching/learning process.  Participants will be exposed to techniques and strategies for planning and implementing instruction, including the integration of various technologies to enhance teaching and learning.  Additionally, the programme will include an examination of theories of development and learning, student assessment, and social issues in education.  In order to ensure that participants can apply educational theory to practice, they will be required to complete a practicum of four (4) weeks’ duration.



The programme will help participants to:

  1. examine the basic theories of human growth and development as they apply to classroom learning and skills development
  2. understand the social context in which the school operates
  3. understand how various factors affect curriculum, innovation and implementation
  4. plan and deliver lessons effectively to students at the primary or secondary level
  5. use a variety of teaching/learning strategies appropriate to respective age groups and topics
  6. use the computer and other forms of technology as instructional tools
  7. critically evaluate social and psychological issues associated with teaching and learning
  8. display a professional attitude to teaching






Planning and Instruction


45 hours


Educational Foundations


45 hours

Written Assignment

Teaching Practice


4 weeks

Teaching Practice Portfolio


COURSE TITLE: Planning and Instruction 


DURATION: 45 Hours


This course emphasises teaching and is designed to assist the participant in the improvement of knowledge and skills in lesson planning and instructional design. It will include classroom management, teaching strategies and techniques for facilitating learning.


By the end of the course students will:

  1. understand the nature and structure of the teaching/learning process
  2. formulate instructional objectives
  3. differentiate between general and specific objectives
  4. demonstrate how to create a classroom climate that is conducive to learning
  5. plan lessons to cater to students of various levels of ability
  6. classify teaching methods under direct or indirect instruction
  7. evaluate the factors that influence curriculum innovation and implementation
  8. integrate a variety of technologies as instructional and learning tools
  9. implement lessons using a variety of teaching strategies and technologies

DELIVERY STRATEGIES:  Lecture-discussion, co-operative grouping, demonstration, computer assisted instruction

ASSESSMENT: Portfolio (2 500 words)


COURSE TITLE: Educational Foundations

DURATION: 45 Hours



This course offers the participant the opportunity to examine psychological and social issues that impact teaching and learning. It seeks to sensitize teachers to current educational problems and help them to develop the appropriate coping skills. It also examines the role of professional development and its impact on teacher effectiveness.


  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to the impact of emotional and psychological factors on the development of children and adolescents
  2. Evaluate social issues impacting on the ability of students to benefit from instruction
  3. Analyse the teaching profession with a commitment to taking responsibility for enhancing their professional status and performance

DELIVERY STRATEGIES: Lecture-discussion, cooperative grouping, demonstration.

ASSESSMENT: Written assignment (2 500 words)


COURSE TITLE: Teaching Practice


DURATION: 4 weeks (5 days a week)


The Teaching Practice activity is designed to provide participants with opportunities to integrate educational theory and practice.  The focus will be on helping teachers to implement strategies that facilitate the teaching and learning of physical education.  Hence, this exercise will foster the development of the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes required of teachers of physical education.  Participants are therefore required to plan and implement lessons that seek to achieve specific learning objectives and reflect the implementation of a range of technologies and teaching methodologies.

The practicum will be conducted for a period of four (4) weeks in the school to which the teacher is attached.  The teacher will be expected to produce and maintain a Teaching Practice Portfolio.  A supervising tutor will be assigned to guide and assess each student-teacher.  Additionally, each teacher will be assessed by an external examiner.  The comments and grades on the practice of education shall be agreed on by the examiners who participated in the assessment process. The criteria for the assessment of practical teaching shall be communicated to participants prior to the period of assessment.



  1. Demonstrate confidence and competence in class management and organisation
  2. Prepare and implement lesson plans that include objectives from three domains
  3. Utilise a variety of teaching methodologies to cater to the individual needs of students
  4. Integrate various technologies in teaching-learning activities
  5. Use an interdisciplinary approach in the teaching-learning environment
  6. Demonstrate a reflective approach to self assessment
  7. Articulate a personal philosophy of education to guide professional practice

ASSESSMENT: Observation of Practical Teaching (60%)

Teaching Practice Portfolio (40%).