The B.Ed (Hons) Full Time programme is being offered as a means to extending opportunities for continuing professional development of those who possess the Teacher’s Diploma in various subject areas. It aims at strengthening the confidence of these prospective teachers and developing them as reflective practitioners and committed professionals.

To be awarded a B.Ed (Hons) degree, teachers must pass in all components.

The B.Ed Programme consists of 4 major components:

• Taught modules in Subject area,

• Taught modules in Education,

• Professional Practice, and

• Dissertation

B.Ed Programme Coordinator-MIE

Dr A Bholoa

B.Ed Coordinator-UTM

Assoc. Prof Dr C Bokhoree

Assistant Programme Coordinator- MIE

Mrs S B Beebeejaun Roojee

B.Ed FT Programme Committee

The B.Ed FT Programme Committee, chaired by the Programme Coordinator, is responsible for the review, design, development, implementation and evaluation of the programme.

The other members of the committee are the Course Coordinators from each subject area in which the course is offered, as well as officers from administration and examination section as and when the need arises.

Members of the B.Ed FT Programme Committee Team

Programme Coordinator                     :           Dr A Bholoa

Assistant Programme Coordinator     :           Mrs S B Beebeejaun Roojee

Coordinators Department/Section Institution
Assoc. Prof Dr Bokhoree UTM
Miss K Moteea English MIE, 6th floor
Mrs E Kee Mew Wan Khin French MIE, 6th floor
Mrs M Gowreesunkur Veerapen Home Economics with Food Studies MIE, 2nd floor
Dr K S Angateeah Mathematics MIE, 5th floor
Mrs B Jogesser Movement & Physical Education MIE, Block B
Mr M Cyparsade Science with Physics MIE, 5th floor
Dr R Bholah Science with Biology MIE, 5th floor
Dr V Jhurree Computer Education MIE, 1st Floor
Mrs W Udhin Curriculum Studies MIE, 4th floor
Ms C Thondee Education Studies MIE, 4th floor
Mr C Padaruth Social Sciences MIE, 6TH floor
Mr D Goundory Department of Educational Administration & Management MIE, 1st floor
GENERAL INFORMATION

Main Objectives

The main aims of the course are to enhance the content knowledge of the prospective teachers in their subject area as well as to provide them with opportunities to further develop appropriate pedagogical skills. Consequently, the programme includes modules on content and pedagogy. It also has a component on Professional Practice whereby the students are given opportunities to have classroom experience and reflect on the pedagogical transactions. To develop their autonomy and research skills in education, a Major Project/Dissertation is also included in the programme. It is hoped that on successful completion of the programme the students will have been empowered with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to make the teaching and learning process meaningful, relevant and enjoyable.

Programme Requirements

A Teacher’s Diploma in the relevant field of study from the Mauritius Institute of Education.

Duration of Course

Normal : 2 years

Maximum : 3 years

Credits required for the award of the B. Ed Hons. Degree:

A minimum of 138 credits (including top-up credits from Teacher’s Diploma Secondary).

Assessment

• For a student to pass a module, containing both continuous assessment and written examination, minimum of 30% should be attained in both components separately, with an overall total of a minimum of 40% in that module.

• Assessment will be based on written examination of 2-3 hours duration carrying a weighting of 70% and continuous assessment carrying a weighting of 30% of total marks (unless otherwise stated).

• Continuous assessment may be based on laboratory work and/or assignment/s but will include at least a class test for non-pedagogical modules.

• Professional Practice I will be assessed through a Portfolio (30%) and Teaching Practice (70%) and the Professional Practice II components through Peer-Micro Teaching (100%). Students should secure a minimum of 50% in each of the 2 components to pass Professional Practice I and a minimum of 50% to pass Professional Practice II.

• Students should secure a minimum of 40% to pass Dissertation.

• Education and Curriculum modules will be assessed by coursework carrying a weighting of 100%.

Grading Structure

The following grading structure will be used

The letter grades R(CW) and R(WE) will be used to denote resit cases only in coursework and written examinations respectively.

Classification of Award

The degree classification will be based on the CPA at the end of the Programme and will be as follows:

Deadline for Submission of Portfolio for Professional Practice

Portfolio for Professional Practice has to be submitted by end of Semester III. Exact date will be communicated in due course.

Deadline for Dissertation

First draft has to be submitted by the last working day of October 2018 and final copies to be submitted by the last working day of November 2018.

The exact dates will be communicated in due course.

Submission of Portfolios/Dissertations

The deadline for submission of portfolio/dissertation will be subject to regulations provided in the Programme Handbook.  Students shall be apprised of the criteria and weighting of the assessment. The portfolio/dissertation shall be submitted to the Assignment Collection Office, where a record of all information along with the student’s signature and the date of submission will be kept. All assignments should be accompanied by the Submission of Assignment Form, available online. Failure to submit according to the mode specified will be considered as assignment non-receivable by the Assignment Collection Office. Deadline for the submission of portfolio/dissertation shall be scrupulously observed and subject to the provisions for late submission.

For unauthorized late submission of portfolios and dissertations, students will incur a weekly penalty of 5% (up to a maximum of 15 days) on the marks obtained. After this period of 15 days, the portfolio/dissertation will be deemed not receivable for the semester. The MIE reserves the right not to proclaim results of submission effected after 15 days during that semester; on proclamation in the subsequent semester, the assignment will be treated as a 2nd submission. A student who thinks that s/he has solid grounds against the decision may provide the necessary justification to the Programme Coordinator, with copy to the Head of Department and Tutor. The final decision will be communicated to the student within one week. Results may be delayed / deferred in situations where students have ignored Examination regulations.

Repeat and Termination of Registration

If the CPA of a student is < 40 for an academic year, the student will have to repeat the entire academic year, and retake modules as and when offered. However, s/he will not be required, if s/he wishes, to retake module(s) for which a Grade C or above has been obtained. Students will be allowed to repeat only once over the entire duration of the Programme of Studies. Registration will be terminated if the CPA of the student remains below 40 at the end of an academic year and the student has already repeated one year of study. A student’s registration will lapse at the end of the semester in which s/he has successfully completed the scheme of study for which s/he is registered.

For those programmes where there are no regular intakes, examinations for repeat modules will be organized upon recommendation of the Board of Examiners.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures

Lecturing will be one of the strategies used in B.Ed programme. Lecturing will not be a passive experience for the students. The students will experience very active learning through the type of interactions between lecturer and students, through questioning, activities and discussions.

Many members of the academic staff also use ICT for their presentation of lessons and an increasing number of lecture rooms are fitted with appropriate projection equipment.

Brainstorming and Graphic Organisers

This is one of the numerous strategies used to promote active learning. All students contribute their own ideas from personal knowledge and understanding to the lesson. These ideas can be organised into graphic organisers. The graphic organisers are powerful visual tools. These strategies help to enhance students’ self-esteem while giving them ownership of their learning.

Discussion

Various issues related to modules in the programme are subject to in-depth discussions facilitated by the lecturer. These discussions enhance learning while again giving students ownership of their own learning.

Seminars

Students are organised in small groups who meet with their respective tutors for in-depth discussions on a specific topic. The purpose is to give students who have not had the opportunity or feel reluctant to participate in the whole class discussion, the opportunity to ask for clarifications.

All B.Ed FT trainee educators are governed by the prevailing General Rules, Regulations and Information for students (October 2015), to be downloaded from MIE website.

Rules and Regulation