LEARNING CONTRACTS TO TEACH PGDTE STUDENTS AT BINDURA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE EDUCATION: AN EXPERIENCE TO VALUE
Bindura University of Science Education (ZIMBABWE)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Some universities offer lecturers of higher education a Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (PGDTE) in order to arm them with the necessary teaching knowledge and skills for managing an efficient teaching learning process in their respective courses. Bindura University of Science Education is not an exception and within this program one of the courses is PC 506, i.e., Management of Learning in Tertiary Education. An experience to develop this course through the Moodle Platform is being developed, applying a teaching model that comprises five phases in which learning contracts are included:
2) Negotiated Agreement,
3) Learning Contract,
4) Face to face Practice and
5) Assessment and Evaluation.
The experts’ opinions gathered before its implementation are presented in this paper, as well as the data processing; the students’ and authors’ opinions are also included. The study result reports consensus in deploying learning contracts in the instruction process of this program.
Keywords: Higher Education, Postgraduate Education, Science Education.