Diploma in Adult Education

1.0 Departmental Special Regulations for the Diploma in Adult Education

Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 000 and 100, the following Special Regulations shall apply:

1.1 Entrance Requirements

The normal entrance requirements shall be as follows:
a) For Level 100, a minimum of 3 credits in the BGCSE or its equivalent or requirements as specified in General Regulation 10.21, with preference given to those with some experience in Adult Education.
b) For Level 200, a Certificate in Adult Education or its equivalent in a related field.

1.2 Programme Structure

1.2.1 The Programme shall extend over two full academic years.
1.2.2 Course Listings

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

DAE100 Principles of Adult Education (3)
DAE101 Introduction to the Psychology of Adult Education (3)
DAE102 Introduction to Planning Programmes for Adult Learners (3)

Optional Courses

Students shall choose one of the following:

DAE210 Psychology and the Adult Learner (3)
DAE211 Promoting Community Enterprises and Economic Projects (3)
DAE214 Vocational Education and Training (3)
DAE216 Adult Education and Special Groups (3)

General Education courses

Two 2-credit GECs are to be taken from the university wide menu:

COM161 Communication and Academic literacy Skills (3)
ICT121 Computing and Information Skills Fundamentals 1 (2)

Semester 2

DAE103 Adult Education and Society (3)
DAE104 Adult Education in Practice (3)
EFR220 Introduction to Educational Research (3)

Optional Courses

Students shall choose one of the following:

DAE212 Participatory Development Methods (3)
DAE213 Adult Basic Education and Training (3)
DAE215 Computer Applications in Adult Education (3)
DAE217 Lifelong Learning (3)

General Education Courses

Two 2-credit GECs are to be taken from the universitywide menu:

COM162 Academic and Professional Communication (Education)
ICT122 Computing and Information Skills Fundamentals II (2)

Level 200

Semester 3

Core Courses

DAE200 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education (3)
DAE201 The Psychology of Adult Learning (3)
DAE202 Programme Planning and Evaluation in Adult Education (3)
DAE208 Rural Development and Rural Extension (3)
DAE206 Supervising Adult Education (3)

Optional Courses

Students shall choose one of the following:

DAE210 Psychology and the Adult Learner (3)
DAE211 Promoting Community Enterprises and Economic Projects (3)
DAE216 Adult Education and Special Groups (3)
DAE214 Vocational Education and Training (3)
EFR220 Introduction to Educational Research (3) (new entrants only)

Semester 4

Core Courses

DAE203 Teaching Methods for Adult Education (3)
DAE204 Gender Issues in Adult Education (3)
DAE205 Adult Education and the World of Work (3)
DAE207 Community Project Planning and Management (3)
DAE209 Integrated Skills Project (3)

Electives

One 3-credit elective, to be chosen from any course outside the Department of Adult Education, for which students are eligible, is required (except for new entrants).

General Education Courses

For new entrants two GEC courses are to be taken from the university wide menu. These should be COM161
which is a 3 credit course and ICT which is a 2 credit course.

1.3 Assessment

1.3.1 The performance of each student shall be assessed at the end of each semester with a 2-hour examination unless otherwise stated in the course outline.
1.3.2 The ratio between continuous assessment and formal exam shall be 1:1.
1.3.3 Continuous assessment for Adult Education courses shall be based on extended assignments and tests as well as other forms of assessment, such as periodic tests, projects and presentations.

1.4 Award of Diploma

The award of the diploma shall be in accordance with General Academic Regulations 00.85

1.5 Progression to the Bachelor of Education Programme (Adult Education)

A student who successfully completes Levels 100 and 200 of the Diploma Programme may be admitted directly into Level 300 of the Degree Programme.