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Postgraduate Diploma In Technical And Vocational Teacher Education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education (PGD-TVTE) is a one-year programme taught in four blocks of 13 weeks each. It aims at providing the learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of technical and vocational education. Among others, the programme will enable the learners to appreciate the ethical dimension of teacher professionalism in Technical and Vocational Education. The goal is to equip the learners with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of technical-vocational education while integrating ICT in their teaching.

Programme Summary

Course Name:Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education
Course Initials:  PGD-TVTE
Duration:  1-3 years
Total Units:  13
Mode of Deliverence: Blended Mode
 

Programmes Informations

A candidate aspiring for admission into Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education (TVTE) Programme should hold:
 
Option I
A Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Diploma in the fields related to technical and vocational education and training from any recognized institution
 
Option II
A Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in any field with additional experience of at least three years as an instructor in technical and vocational education and training.

3.0 PROGRAMME STRUCTURES, REQUIREMENTS, LEVELS, MODULES, CREDITS AND AWARDS
 
3.1 Programme Structure
The PGD-TVTE programme will be offered in a Blended Distance Learning mode, with some face-to-face sessions supported by online resources, technologies and services. This is a flexible programme whereby clustered courses will be taught and covered within four blocks of 13 weeks each. The courses will be conducted in MVTTC off-campus Centres and at OUT Regional Centres as the need arises. For quality assurance purposes, learners will do assignments and modular examinations at the end of each academic block.
 
3.2 Course Credits
The PGD- TVTE programme shall have a total of 130 credits.
 
3.3 Course Structure and Duration
The PGD-TVTE programme shall extend for a minimum period of one calendar year consisting of four academic blocks, and the first batch is expected to run from April 2020. This duration is for all courses and will include supervised Independent study. The candidates will take 8 core courses, and one elective course. The independent Study will fall under either Educational Research; Scientific Research; Innovative Project; or Entrepreneurial Project.
4.1 The Courses
Each PGD-TVTE programme course (module) will carry at least ten (10) credits; and one is required to take a minimum of nine (9) courses i.e., the 8 core plus one elective. Teaching Practice (TP) and Independent Study (IS) are key components of the PGD-TVTE programme each with 15 credits. The PGD-TVTE programme components are presented in the matrix below.
 
5.0 Programme Structure
5.1 Table 1

Course CodeCourse TitleStatusUnitsTCU Credit
SEMESTER I
OEA 511Foundations of TVET and Workforce DevelopmentCORE110
OEA 512Learning Psychology and Didactics in TVTECORE110
OEA 513Curriculum Development in TVETCORE110
OEA 514Management and Leadership in TVETCORE110
OEA 515Entrepreneurship in TVETCORE110
OEA 516Media and Technology in TVETCORE110
OEA 517Gender and Inclusive Issues in TVETCORE110
SEMESTER II
OEA 518Research and innovation in TVETCORE110
OEA 519Micro teachingCORE110
OEA 520Teaching PracticeCORE110
OEA 521Independent StudyCORE110
Plus 1 unit from Any of the following Courses   
OEI 511TTeaching Methods for Language and Communication SkillsELECTIVE110
OEI 512TTeaching Methods for Economics and Business StudiesELECTIVE110
OEI 513TTeaching Methods for Applied SciencesELECTIVE110
OEI 514TICT Teaching MethodsELECTIVE110
OEI 515TTeaching Methods for Customer Service and Care Oriented OccupationsELECTIVE110
OEI 516TTeaching Methods for Electrical Installation and MaintenanceELECTIVE110
OEI 517TTeaching Methods for Carpentry and JoineryELECTIVE110
OEI 518TTeaching Methods for Hospitality and TourismELECTIVE110
OEI 519TTeaching Methods for Automobile MechanicsELECTIVE110
OEI 520TTeaching Methods for Masonry and Brick LayingELECTIVE110
OEI 521TTeaching Methods for Welding and Metal FabricationELECTIVE110
OEI 522TTeaching Methods for Plumbing and Pipe FittingELECTIVE110
OEI 523TGeneral Instructional Methods for Technical and Vocational OccupationsELECTIVE110
     
TOTAL13130

 

1: PGD-TVET Course Calendar for 2020 – 2021

 

FROM

To

BLOCK 1

WEEKS

RESPONSIBLE

June 4, 2020

 Aug. 28, 2020

Orientation to Programme (Blocks)

BLOCK 1,

 13 WEEKS

 

 

 

Foundations of TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Learning Psychology and Didactics in TVTE

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Curriculum Development in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Management and Leadership in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Modular  Examination

MVTTC/OUT

August 31, 2020

Nov. 27, 2020

BLOCK 2

 

 

 

 

Mid-Block F2F/TT

BLOCK 2, 

13 WEEKS

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Entrepreneurship in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Inclusive Education and Gender Issues in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Media and Technology in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Modular  Examination

 

 

Nov. 30, 2020

Feb. 26, 2021

BLOCK 3

BLOCK 3,

 13 WEEKS

 

 

 

 Mid-Block F2F/TT

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Research and innovations in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Elective (1 Module)

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Micro-Teaching

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Independent Study (Project)

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Modular  Examination

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Teaching Practice 

 

MVTTC/OUT

March 1, 2021

May 28, 2021

BLOCK 4

 

 

 

 

Independent Study (Project)

Block 4,

13 weeks

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Independent Study (Project)

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Mid-Block F2F/TT

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Modular examination

MVTTC/OUT

 

KEY:

F2F                        Face to face Session

TT                           Timed Test

 

  1. 0 Fee Structure

 

6.1 General Fees for the Programme

 

S/N

ITEM

LOCAL (TSH)

EAC/SADC

(USD)

NONSADC

(USD

1

Registration Fees

50,000/-

50

50

3

Examination fees paid per paper (Test
& Exam)

20,000/-

40

60

4

Student Organization fees (annually)

20,000/-

20

20

5

Student Identity card

20,000/-

20

20

6

Plagiarism Fee

20,000/-

20

20

7

Quality Assurance Fee (annually)

20,000/-

20

30

8

Certification

20,000/-

20

30

TOTAL General Fee

170,000

190

230

 

6.2 Tuition Fees per Unit (or per 10 credits) for the Programme

1

Cost for each course

180,000/-

180

180

3

Teaching practice

200,000/-

200

220

4

Project/Independent study

200,000/-

200

220

TOTAL Tuition Fee for Courses

 

2,380,000/=

2,380

2,420

TOTAL Tuition fee for the Whole Programme

2,550, 000/=

2,570

2,650

 

NAMECONTACTS

 Janeth O. Jonas

Email: janeth.jonas@out.ac.tz

Mobile: +255 754 929 401

Each course (module) will be examined in the following manner:

(a)Continuous Assessment (CA), 40 % by weight which is comprised of:

  • One standardised test , 30% by weight
  • Attendance to course orientation, 5% by weight
  • Attendance to online assignments per module, 5%

(b) Modular Examination( ME), 60 % by weight

(c) Total module/course marks: CA +ME= 100%

(d)Teaching Practice, 100%

(e) Independent Study, 100%

 

How to Apply: To aapply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education (PGD-TVET), applicants can do ONE of the following options:  
  1. Apply online from the University website (out.ac.tz), then click admission, go to postgraduate,then go to online application. Follow all the procedures,and then  provide all the necessary information online.
 
  1. Download the Postgraduate application form from the University website (out.ac.tz), then tick (√) against PGD-TVET programme. Fill-in all the necessary information, then send the duly filled-in form to:The Post Graduate Unit, The Open University of Tanzania, P.O. Box 23409, Dar-es-Salaam. Or scan and e-mail to dpgs@out.ac.tz, copied to dfed@out.ac.tz.