UNISA Short Course in Teaching Biodiversity: Life Sciences Grades 10-12)

UNISA Short Course in Teaching Biodiversity: Life Sciences Grades 10-12)

Short Course in Teaching Biodiversity: Life Sciences Grades 10-12) (76952)Purpose

At the end of this programstudents will

  • Subject Knowledge and Learning (Theory): Show improved understanding of environment and sustainability subject knowledge in the context of a specific Subject and Phase.
  • Pedagogical Knowledge and Learning (Practice): Show ability to use appropriate teaching methods and assessment approaches for a specified subject knowledge, skills and values
  • Situated Knowledge and Learning (Context): Relate subject specific environment and sustainability content knowledge to broader issues and contexts
  • Practical Knowledge and Experience (Work Experience): Design, develop, implement and reflectively review a lesson plan / sequence of lesson plans relevant to an environmental and sustainability content focus in a particular Subject and Phase/ Grade.

With regards to Biodiversity Grades 10-12
 Target group

The target groups for this training are Grade 10-12 Life Science teacher educators, subject advisors and teachers who have to provide guidance or teach biodiversity in the CAPS curriculum
 Duration

1 year
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

December, January, February
 Tuition method

Distance and workshops(Four days)
 Kind of assessment

Learners are assessed as follows:
Aportfolio of evidence comprising the following tasks:
Formative assessment:

  • know your learners pre-course task
  • Know your subject assignment
  • Improve your teaching practice assignment
  • Improve your assessment practice assignment

Summative assessment: A final portfolio of evidence with the following:
4Completed Assignments
 Teaching Biodiversity: Grades 10-12 (TBIO102)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Introductory Core text
    • A changing environment
    • Know your subject
    • Improve your teaching practice
    • Improve your assessment
  • Methods and Processes to Support Change Oriented Learning
    • Information transfer methods
    • Experiential methods
    • Investigative methods
    • learning by doing
    • Deliberative methods
  • Teaching Biodiversity:
    • Unit 1 – what is biodiversity
    • Unit 2 – the roles of biodiversity

Unit 3 – causes of biodiversity loss and emerging human responses to biodiversity loss
 Course leader

Dr S. Shava
BSc Hons, MEd (Environmental Education), PhD (Environmental Education)
Expertise: Environmental Education
Department of Science & Technology Education
AJH van der Walt Building, 7-37
Tel: 27 12 429-4782 Fax: 27 86 659-6865
Cell: 0786954153
E-mail: shavas@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Lynette Ramango
Centre for Continuing Education and Training
AJH Van Der Walt Building  7-16
Tel: 012 429 4627
Fax: 012 429 4800 / 086 548 9968
ramanml@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.