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MPhil: Education and Training for Lifelong Learning South Africa

 Target group

Mainly trainers and learning facilitators involved in adult education, community education and development, basic skills training (including literacy training) for adults and persons who wish to register as ETDPs (Education Training Development Practitioners).

General aims of the programme

> The primary aim is to empower and build the capacity of trainers and learning facilitators involved in lifelong learning (basic education and training, community education, continuing professional education) through dynamic and relevant training. 

> Secondly, trainers and learning facilitators are empowered with research skills enabling them to develop a sound research base for lifelong learning.

Admission requirements

A person will be admitted to the MPhil: Education and Training for Lifelong Learning if he/she meets the following criteria:

1. An applicable BHonours degree; or

2. Any other academic-professional combination of studies equal to a BHonours degree; or evidence that

3. A candidate has reached a standard of competence in his/her particular study field which, on the basis of the assessment and recognition of prior learning, is regarded as sufficient for admission.

A candidate must have at least two years' experience of / involvement in lifelong learning or other relevant experience to be admitted to the MPhil-programme.

Learning outcomes

> National and international perspectives, principles and attitudes on lifelong learning

> Insight and competence in interpretation and formulation of policy and the management of lifelong learning

> Insight and competence in the theory and practice of lifelong learning

> Competence in the facilitation of lifelong learning through a variety of appropriate approaches

> Knowledge of and the ability to apply research methodologies and methods to lifelong learning as a field of study

> Knowledge and the demonstration of the ability to design, plan, facilitate, evaluate and report on community, continuing professional and basic education and training.

Structures and weights of modules
 


 

Module

Credits


1

Perspectives on and principles of

10

2

Policy analysis, formulation and management

10

3

Foundations of research

10

4

Research in lifelong learning

15

5

Lifelong learning:  theory and practice

15

6

Facilitation skills

20

7

Continuing professional education *

20

8

Community education *

20

9

Adult basic education and training *

20

10

Research Thesis

120

 

Total


240


*  A selection of two modules from 7, 8, or 9.

Assessment

The following formative/continuous assessment techniques are applied:

> Module assignments;

> Group tasks and assignments;

> Learning opportunities facilitated by learners;

> Self-reflective learning portfolios; and

> Demonstrations of practical applications of theories and principles.

Summative assessment includes:

> Demonstrations of skills and integration of knowledge by means of demonstration of learning facilitation;

> A thesis on chosen and approved focused topic in the field of study and an oral examination. 

How can I obtain more information on the programmes or application procedures?

Should you require more information on the learning outcomes of the modules or if you would like to complete an application form, please get in touch with the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at the following address:

The Secretary - Ms Liza Burger
Centre for Higher and Adult Education
Faculty of Education
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
Matieland
7602

Tel: (021) 808 2277/78/94
Fax: (021) 808 2270
Email: lizab@sun.ac.za, emb2@sun.ac.za or kapp@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding Student Fees: Mr Dennis Immelman, Tel (021) 8084527
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The Secretary -

Ms Liza Burger
Centre for Higher and Adult Education
Faculty of Education
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1
Matieland
7602

Tel:

(021) 808 2277/78/94

Fax:

(021) 808 2270


Email:

lizab@sun.ac.za, emb2@sun.ac.za or kapp@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding Student Fees: Mr Dennis Immelman, Tel (021) 8084527

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