Conceptualising the re-design of the curriculum for teacher education

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 4
  • Abstract:

    English: Over the past few years the HEQC audited higher education institutions and evaluated various programmes presented at these institutions. The Bachelors in Education degree (BEd) was one of the programmes evaluated at the majority of these institutions. Explicit levels of progression linked to theoretical depth, articulation between modules and overlapping, coherence of programmes to a shared vision, and alignment in modules were some of the typical areas of concern raised in the evaluation of some of these programmes. The main aim of this article is to conceptualise from a “pure” curriculum perspective a teacher education programme that is fostered within a theoretical framework. A further aim is to design BEd programmes, in order to address the challenges of education in South Africa. An inductive qualitative approach is used to facilitate the achievement of these aims.