Master of Education (MEd) in Adult Education

1.0 Departmental Special Regulations for the Master of Education Adult Education Degree Programme

Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 400 and the Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.0, the following Departmental Special Regulations shall apply:

1.1 Entrance Requirements

Entrance into the Master of Education Adult Education Degree Programme shall be in accordance with the Faculty Special Regulation 41.1.

1.2 Programme Structure

The structure of the Master of Education Adult Education Degree Programme shall be in accordance with Faculty Special Regulation 41.5.

1.3 Course Listings

Level 1

Core Courses

EFF640 Integrated Foundations of Education

EFF641 Educational Research I

EFF642 Educational Research II

DAE640 Adult Learning

DAE641 Advanced Foundations of Adult Education

DAE642 Adult Education and Development

Optional Courses - Students shall be required to take two of the following:

DAE 643 Management of Adult Education

DAE 644 Personnel Management in Adult Education

DAE 645 Management Techniques in Adult Education

DAE 646 Programme Development in Adult Education

DAE 647 Training Methods and Materials

DAE 648 Human Resource Development

DAE 649 Theory and Practice of Community Development

DAE 650 Community Projects

DAE 651 Participatory Approaches to Rural Extension

DAE 652 Evaluation in Adult Education

DAE 653 Adult Basic Education

DAE 654 Gender and Adult Education

DAE 655 Youth and Development

DAE 656 Seminar – Issues in the Education of Adults

DAE 657 Special Topics in Adult Education

a) With the consent of the Head of Department and agreement with the cognate department, a maximum of two courses may be taken from another Master of Education specialisation, from another Master’s programme at the University of Botswana or from an approved Master’s programme of another university.

Level 2

In Level Two of the Programme, students shall take the Dissertation route or the Research Essay route.

a) Dissertation Route - The Dissertation Route shall be in accordance with the Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.55.

DAE 761 Dissertation

b) Research Essay Route - The Research Essay route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.56.

DAE 751 Research Essay plus:

Four optional courses from the Course Listing in Section 3.3 not previously taken are also required.

General Aims of the Programme MEd (Adult Education)

The Master’s programme is designed to provide professional training for senior management in the field of adult education. It provides the senior adult educator with specialist preparation in one of several roles, including training, programme development, organising and managing programmes, conducting research and evaluation, and mobilising communities for development. This programme attracts participants involved in extension work, adult basic education, workplace training, distance learning and continuing education, including such areas as:

Adult literacy

Remote area development

Wildlife education
Health education

Agricultural extension

Cooperative education

Youth work

Social and community development

Prisons and rehabilitation

Consumer education

Non-governmental organisations

Vocational training and brigades

Uniformed forces

Women and development

Human resource development

2.0 Departmental Regulations

Entry Requirements (MEd Programme)

The normal minimum entrance requirements for admission to the MEd programme shall be:

(i) A relevant Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from this or another recognised university or institution of higher learning with at least a second class second division or its equivalent.

(ii) At least two satisfactory professional references.

(iii) A satisfactory interview may be required.

(iv) Evidence of potential to perform success fully in a graduate level programme. Candidates may be required to take and pass prerequisite courses which are deemed necessary or desirable. Such prerequisites may be required prior to admission to the MEd programme or prior to commencing a particular course or prior to the granting of the degree. Prerequisite courses will not earn credit towards degree requirements.

3.0 Programme Structure (MEd)

The structure of the MEd (Adult Education) programme shall be in accordance with Faculty Special Regulation 41.5. The programme is offered in two formats. The degree by Course Work and Dissertation consists of eight taught courses (24 credits) and a Dissertation (24 credits), whilst the degree by Course Work and Research Essay consists of twelve taught courses (36 credits) and the research essay (12 credits). For both formats, 48 credits are required to be awarded the degree.

LEVEL ONE:

Students shall be required to take the following Core Courses, each of which carries 3 credits:

EFF 640 Integrated Foundations of Education

EFF 641 Educational Research I

EFF 642 Educational Research II

DAE 640 Adult Learning

DAE 641 Advanced Foundations of Adult Education

DAE 642 Adult Education and Development

Plus any two of the following Optional Courses:

DAE 643 Management of Adult Educational Organisations

DAE 645 Management Techniques in Adult Education

DAE 647 Training Methods and Materials

DAE 648 Human Resource Development

DAE 649 Theory and Practice of Community Development

DAE 654 Gender and Adult Education

DAE 655 Youth and Development

Availability of these optional courses to be confirmed in each year.

With the consent of the Head of Department and agreement with the cognate department, a maximum of two courses may be taken from another MEd specialisation, from another Master’s programme at the University of Botswana, or from an approved master’s programme at another university.

LEVEL TWO:

In Level Two of the programme, students shall take the Dissertation Route or the Research Essay Route.

Dissertation Route

- The Dissertation route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.55.

DAE 761 Dissertation

Research Essay Route

- The Research Essay route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.56.

DAE 751 Research Essay plus four Optional Courses from the list above not previously taken.