Concepts, theories, principles, and methods of research.
This three-unit master’s course is designed to orient the students on the scientific study of changes that occur in human beings, particularly among infants and children. This field examines a broad range of topics including theories of social, emotional, psychological, moral, cognitive and behavioral growth that affect a child’s overall function in life. It also provides perspectives of arts and play and how they merge in helping young children cope with the downsides of life’s unexpected twists and turns. It culminates in a practical training on how teachers can provide creative learning experiences for young children ages 0-4. Trainees will be required to conduct a case study highlighting children with various challenges that affect their academic performance.
Subject is Development Planning. It covers steps in planning, coverage of planning and the uses and benefits of development planning.
In the topic steps in development planning, the following are discussed: visioning, data collection, analysis, problem identification, goal setting, program and project identification and revisiting the vision.
The categories of planning are also discussed. These are national, local area, sectoral and agency or organizational planning.
Subject is Staff Development and Supervision in Social Services.
The subject includes overview in administration, management and supervision in the social service setting.
There is focus on the discussion of the types of staff supervision in social work (which are administrative, educational and supportive)
The topic staff development is discussed in relation to the mandate of the agency and its social services.
Students are given exercises in assessing the organization/agency in relation to its stucture, units/departments, number of staff, load/assignments, etc.
Lectures on workforce analysis, staff development planning and preparing a career path are given.
An important output of the course is staff development plan that highlights social work/service approaches.
This course deals with both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. It includes a discussion of variables and their classification, measures of central tendency, relative position and variability, tables and graphs, measures of correlation and hypothesis testing. Mathematical computations are done using MS Excel and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software and topics are supplemented and reinforced by readings from internet sources.
This 3-unit course intends to orient the students of some topics in Complex Analysis such as the Complex Numbers and their Geometric Representation, Point Sets, Sequences and Mappings, Analytic Functions and Elementary Functions.
The course is designed at providing students with knowledge and insights as well as skills and values on selection, construction, utilization, and evaluation of language teaching materials. The course is a combination of theory and practice on the underlying theories of the learning-centered and task-based approaches to course design, syllabus design, and materials design and evaluation, as well as a discussion of utilization, and evaluation.
This is a comprehensive course on the profession of TESL. The course is an investigation of the variables that could bring an effective language teaching situation. The process is mainly a balanced approach of investigating theories and evaluation of processes/ practices which includes background information and relevant research on the one hand, and practical classroom activities on the other hand. It is also an intensive study of the factors critical to successful language instruction: knowledge of teaching methods, background on and strategies for teaching the language skills, an understanding of student factors and information helpful to a teacher’s performance and growth.
The course aims to strengthen practitioners in implementing a research project by crafting a SMART research proposal. The course affords students the opportunity to plan research that addresses problems, issues, and concerns in education, social sciences, and management. It also an avenue where learners showcase their research skills through the application, review, and perusal of content and processes they have learned in the university program.
Advanced Research is a three-unit course that provides fundamental research methodologies, procedures, and techniques in conducting collaborative education, management, or social science research. It tackles research issues and agenda in educational research to prepare the students for an actual research inquiry. The product required for the course is a research proposal.
The “course is designed to deepen students’ concepts and techniques that are essential to data processing and analysis” (Teacher Education Council and Research Center for Teacher Quality, 2020, p. 108). The topics center on non-parametric statistics such as tests of association and agreement, tests for one sample, two, and multiple dependent and independent samples. This course will specifically enhance students’ skills in testing hypotheses using non-parametric statistics and in using statistical software/s to automate data processing (Teacher Education Council and Research Center for Teacher Quality, 2020). The prerequisite of this course is Basic Statistics (FD 502).
This course is primarily designed for postgraduate students which provides an in-depth discussion of vector spaces and matrix algebra with applications to solutions of systems of linear equations and linear transformation. Students of this course are expected to:
1. Determine and use appropriate techniques for solving linear systems and problems involving matrix algebra and vector spaces.
2. Critically analyze and construct mathematical arguments that relate to the study of linear algebra.
This course provides the learners with essential concepts related to research designs, methods, methodology, and research ethics. This will cover the basic concepts of quantitative and qualitative social science researches. The course aims to provide students with knowledge and skills that will help them prepare for independent research studies in their respective fields and for future doctoral, professional, and research career opportunities. Students are expected to conduct and present simple quantitative or qualitative research as an application of their understanding of the research process.