Bachelor of Education (Hons)

 

MQF Level: 6                                                                                 ​ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

 

​Start Date: October 2020                                       ​​                        Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)                                    

 

Programme Description

 

This degree programme provides course participants with a strong foundation in pedagogy, assessment, inclusive practices and educational theory. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively in the classroom whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Streams currently available are:

 

 

Entry Requirements

 

For further details, kindly refer to the specific stream’s eligibility criteria found in the Institute for Education Prospectus.

 

For mature applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria, kindly the Institute for Education’s Admission Regulations, Section 2.2.


Overall Objectives and Outcomes

 

By the end of this programme, participants should be able to:

Competences

 

a)    Effectively deliver inclusive lessons enhancing learners’ knowledge and problem solving skills;

b)    Assess learners through a range of tools and techniques to scaffold learning;

c)  Collaborate effectively with educators, the senior management team, and stakeholders in education to develop a professional learning community that enhances students learning experience;

d)   Critically review own practices and use professional judgement to make adjustments that address complex issues that arise in the classroom;

e)    Conduct educational research to address an identified research area.

 

Knowledge

 

a)    Define the structural components of a scheme of work and lesson plan;

b)    Systematically identify a range of assessment for and of learning strategies applicable to the classroom;

c)    Determine the necessary characteristics which form a part of a conduicive to learning environment catering towards learners with different needs.

d)    Describe different methodologies that can be employed to engage diverse learners;

e)    Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical and practical knowledge of education to make judgements based on ethical and social issues that arise in the school environment.

f)     Determine key theories, literature and approaches relevant to conducting educational research.

 

Skills

 

a)  Plan and critically evaluate learning activities to facilitate learners’ development of higher order skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and creating towards the ability of problem solving;

b)   Critically evaluate a variety of assessment techniques that enhance the learning experience;

c)    Create a positive classroom environment conducive to learning;

d)    Evaluate own practices against success criteria and adjust accordingly to the benefit of the learners;

e)     Review critically appropriate literature and methodology to design and conduct educational research.

Mode of Delivery


This programme adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the specific programme outline available above. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.

 

Assessment Methods

 

This programme adopts continuous and summative methods of assessment including assignments, online tasks, portfolios, reflective journals, projects and presentations. Participants will also need to successfully pass three (3) teaching practices. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures.

 

Certification

 

Upon successful completion of this programme, course participants will be conferred a Bachelor of Education accredited and recognised by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.

 

Career and Further Learning Opportunities

 

This course is recognised by the Council for the Teaching Profession and serves as part of the requirements to apply for the position of regular teacher. It may also provide access to further studies at MQF Level 7.

 

Applications

 

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following October.

 

When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal: https://ife.portal.gov.mt/programme/apply