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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 4 blocks of 12 weeks each. It aims at providing the student teachers with pedagogical skills and strategies in teaching technical and vocational courses. Among others, the programme will equip the student teachers with competency in using the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) to create conducive learning environment in enhancing student’s knowledge and skills. The goal is to enable the learners to appreciate the ethical dimension of teacher professionalism in Technical and Vocational Education.

 

Programme Summary

Course Name:Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education
Course Initials:  PGD-TVTE
Duration:  1-3 years
Total Units:  22-28
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 a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Diploma in the fields related to technical and vocational fields as follows:

  • Technical related fields include, but not limited to:
  • construction; oil & gas; renewable energy; carpentry; plumbing welding; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; civil and structural engineering; building and architecture; drafting; engineering design; machinery technology and design; and production and industrial technology.
  • Vocational related fields include but not limited to:
  • creative writing; tourism & hospitality; cosmetology; dressmaking; hotel management; health care; forestry; animal husbandry; ICT; rural planning and community development; social work & welfare; nutrition & food processing; business studies; environmental science; water and sanitation from any recognized institution.

 3.0 PROGRAMME STRUCTURES, REQUIREMENTS, LEVELS, MODULES, CREDITS AND AWARDS

A candidate doing Postgraduate Diploma in Technical and Vocational Teacher Education (TVTE) Programme shall take a total of 22 units (220 Credits).  

 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 12 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 220 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 14th October 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.

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

TCU Credit

CORE COURSES

OEA 511

Foundations of TVET and Workforce Development

CORE

2

20

OEA 512

Learning Psychology and Didactics in TVTE (Psychology of Teaching and Learning)

CORE

2

20

OEA 513

Curriculum Development in TVET

CORE

2

20

OEA 514

Planning and Management in TVET

CORE

2

20

OEA 515

Entrepreneurship in TVET

CORE

2

20

OEA 516

Media & Technologies in TVET

CORE

2

20

OEA 517

Gender and Inclusive issues in TVET

CORE

2

20

OEA 518

Research and innovation in TVET

CORE

2

20

OEA 520

Teaching Practice

CORE

2

20

OEA 521

Independent Study

CORE

2

20

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVES (METHODOLOGY COURSES) – CHOOSE ONE

OEI 513T

Teaching Methods for Applied Sciences

ELECTIVE

2

20

OEI 514T

Teaching Methods for ICT

ELECTIVE

2

20

OEI 515T

Teaching Methods for Customer Service and Care Oriented Occupations

ELECTIVE

2

20

OEI 523T

Teaching Methods for Technical and Vocational Related Occupations

ELECTIVE

2

20

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

26

260

 

Annex 1: PGD-TVET Course Calendar for 2020 – 2021

 

FROM

To

BLOCK 1

WEEKS

RESPONSIBLE

October 19, 2020

 Jan 3, 2021

Orientation to Programme (Blocks)

BLOCK 1,

 12 WEEKS

 

 

 

Foundations of TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Learning Psychology and Didactics in TVTE

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Curriculum Development in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Planning and Management in TVET

MVTTC/OUT

 

 

Modular  Examination

MVTTC/OUT

Jan 11, 2021

April 4, 2021

BLOCK 2

 

 

 

 

Mid-Block F2F/TT

BLOCK 2, 

12 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

 

 

April 12, 2021

July 4, 2021

BLOCK 3

BLOCK 3,

 12 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

July 12, 2021

October 3, 2021

BLOCK 4

 

 

 

 

Independent Study (Project)

Block 4,

12 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

 

1.1   6.1 General Fees for the Programme

 

S/N

ITEM

LOCAL (TSH)

EAC/SADC

(USD)

NONSADC

(USD

1

Registration Fees

30,000/-

30

30

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

Caution money

20,000/-

20

20

8

Quality Assurance Fee (annually)

20,000/-

20

30

9

Certification

20,000/-

20

30

TOTAL General Fee

330,000/-

190

230

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1

Cost for each courses ( 9 courses)

120,000/-

120

140

2

Teaching practice

200,000/-

200

220

3

Project/Independent study

200,000/-

200

220

TOTAL Tuition Fee for Courses

1,480,000/-

 

1,480

 

1,700

TOTAL Tuition fee for the Whole Programme

 

1,810,000/-

 

1,670

 

1,930

 

 

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

  • 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.