General Course

Theory Of Education

The aim of the course is to expose students to a large body of theoretical knowledge in philosophical, curriculum studies, educational management, sociological and psychological foundations of education so as to equip the student with skills and knowledge which should inform  educational practice in the classroom. The course consists of the following disciplines: Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, Psychology of Education, Curriculum Studies and Educational Management

Key components of the area of study are:-Introduction to Philosophy of Education; components of Philosophy; the foundations of modern education; the history of education in Zimbabwe; comparative education systems; modern educational issues; population education; curriculum issues.

Key components of the area of study are:-Introduction to Psychology of Education; child development; cognitive and language development; personality development; moral development; special needs education; guidance and counseling.

Key components of the area of study are:-Introduction to Sociology of Education; culture and socialization; social institutions; deviance and delinquency; social stratification and social mobility; contemporary issues.

Key components of the area of study are:-Introduction to Curriculum Studies; foundations of curriculum; models of Curriculum Design; curriculum evaluation; curriculum change and innovation.

Key components of the area of study are:-Introduction to Educational Management; administrative theories; the school as an organization; leadership in Educational Structure

Main Subject

The aim of Main Study is to produce a student who is knowledgeable and skilled in the operations of a particular subject at a higher level , that is, at first year university level, so that they are able to act as resource persons and offer more specialised services in the schools. The course is offered for the pre-service programme.  Students are expected to choose one subject for specialization from any of the following area:-

Humanities

The course aims to enable student teachers to explore the nature and meaning of existence in relation to religions; foster in student teachers an acceptance of people whose beliefs defer from their own; and also equip teachers with moral values through an academic study of religion.

The subject covers some of the following aspects:-Introduction to religious studies;  world religions; ethics; moral and contemporary issues; non-religious interpretations of life.

The subject intends to expose students to an in-depth study of the social, economic and political environment, and also help them to appreciate issues of interdependence within the global village.

Some of the topics covered are:-Introduction to Social Studies; human organization; the political environment; population studies; national and international economics; development studies; natural resources and ecosystems; settlement studies and contemporary issues.

Languages

Injongo

Ukuze abafundi bathole ithuba lokulanda ukusungula kolimi lwe siNdebele lokuqakatheka kwalo phakathi kwesizwe; Ukuthuthukisa kubafundi ubungcitshi bokugabaza ngolimi lwesiNdebele

Okumunyethweyo

Uhlelo
Imibhalo
Inkondlo
Izifundo zempilo lenhlalo yabantu

Vavariro

Kuumbiridza muvadzidzi hunyanzvi hwekutsvaka kukosha kwemutauro waamai mumagariro avaShona; Kupenengura maumbirwo emutauro wavaShona kusanganisira uvaranomwe hweraramo yavaShona

Zvipandi Zvikuru

Tsika namagariro avaShona.

Uvaranomwe: Mitambo

                          Nganonyorwa

                          Nhetembo 

The subject aims to raise in students an awareness of the different language contexts; and develop in students an appreciation of different literary genres.

Some of the topics covered are:- Applied linguistics; Literature;- novels; plays; and poetry. Language; and creative writing

Practical Subjects

The subject seeks to adequately prepare student teachers to become knowledgeable and versatile by equipping them with relevant practical skills and attitudes to enable them to realize their full potential in the development and sustenance of quality art education in Zimbabwe. The subject covers some of the following topics:-General theory of Art; Zimbabwe Art; schools of Art; textiles; the design process; graphic design; drawing; painting; print making; sculpture and pottery

The subject aims to prepare student teachers to become self-reliant and self-sufficient by equipping them with functional skills and concepts for sustainable development.

Some of the topics covered are :-

Fashion and Fabrics:-  garment construction; fibres and fabrics and craftwork.

Food and Nutrition:-  food preparation; meal planning and food choice.

Home and Family Care:-  immunity; principles and elements of design.

The subject aims to help students acquire theoretical and practical competence in African and world music.

Some of the topics covered are:-

Interpretation of the staff notation up to the equivalence of grade 5 Associate Board of Royal School of Music; voice; introduction to ethnomusicology; instrument playing, that is organology, solo and   ensemble mbira or marimba playing, piano or guitar , recorder for solo or with accompaniment.

The aim of  the subject  is to produce expert sports personnel, one who can bring about sports culture in a given community.

Some of the topics covered are:-

Theory– applied anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; First Aid and sports injuries; sport organization; testing and measuring; health education; acquisition of motor skills; principles, values and concerns.

Practicals;- ball games; athletics; movement education and aquatics.

Sciences

The subject  intends to broaden and deepen students’ knowledge of Mathematics. It also helps develop good habits such as thoroughness and neatness, and positive attitudes such as enquiring spirit, open-mindedness, self-reliance, resourcefulness, critical and creative thinking cooperation and persistence.

Some of the topics covered are:Indices; logarithms; polynomials; identities; equations; inequalities; coordinate geometry; functions; trigonometry; vectors; matrices; differentiation; integration; series; probability and statistics.   

Professional Studies Syllabus ‘A’ (PSA)

PSA aims at providing students with effective and efficient teaching methods and strategies in handling primary school pupils.

Some of the topics covered are :-Preparation for teaching; teaching strategies; educational     media and technology; special needs education; testing and        evaluation;  and school  management.

Professional Studies Syllabus ‘B’ (PSB)

The aim of the course is to enable the students to manage    and carry out the various learning activities in a meaningful and creative way so that effective learning occurs. The course consists of the following subjects:

The subject seeks to adequately broaden the students’ understanding of art skills and concepts to build in them confidence in handling basic media as well as equip them with a wide variety of approaches to the teaching of Art and Design.

Some of the topics covered are:-The meaning of Art; the philosophy of Art Education; child Art development; colour theory; interpretation of the Primary School Syllabus; drawing; painting; modeling;      printing; construction; improvisation and care of materials      and tools; fibre craft and textiles.

Vavariro

Vadzidzi vemimwe mitauro yenyika ino vacherechedze nekugamuchira kukosha kwemutauro weChiShona muZimbabwe; Vadzidzi vemimwe mitauro vakwane mukugarisana  zvizere munharaunda dzinotaurwa ChiShona.

Zvipandi zvikuru

  • Misambo yekutaurirana.
  • Midziyo yepamusha nenharaunda.
  • Ukama.
  • Mitambo.

Injongo

Ukuhlomisa abafundi ngolwazi langamakhono okufundisa IsiNdebele emabangeni atshiyeneyo ephurayimari

Okumunyethweyo
Ukuthuthukisa amakhono okulalela lokukhuluma
Ukuthuthukisa ikhono lokubala
Ukuthuthukisa ikhono lokubhala
Amalungiselelo okufundisa
Impilakahle kazulu

Zwibabalilo

Chilayijo yechi chinolanga kuti balayijwa bewhisise kukosha kokulayija ChiNambya solulimi lwechibanhu nokupakulila balayijwa luzibo nobumhizha bokulayija ChiNambya solulimi lotanga pagiledi yopasi.

Zwilomumwa

Zwilayijo zwingalayijwa:

  • Kubhudilila kolulimi
  • Kulajijwa kolulimi
  • Kuwhilila nokulebeleka
  • Kubala
  • Kukwala
  • Kubambanyila kulayija nokushingiswa kwendangalilo jokulayijwa kolulimi
  • Kupenyenguls bulunda
  • Kulayija nemishingo yezwinotobela muChiNambya
  • Kulayija ilitilicha yabana
  • Kutwelula nokupa mamakisi
  • Kupyeka zwishingiso zwobulayiji

Makanze

Bayiiyi aaba balangililwa kusumpuka kuluzibo lwakubelesya mulaka wChiTonga aku kwiiya akuyiisya ChiTonga munzila zyelede zisiyene-siyene kazitandabete.

Zilimukati

  • Mulawu waMulaka wamuZimbabwe
  • Kusumpula mulaka
  • Kusumpula chipanzi chakwaambuula akuswiilila
  • Nzila zyakuyiisya kubala
  • Kusumpula chipanzi chakulemba
  • Mabambe aamayiisizyo
  • Kusumpula nzila zyamulaka
  • Kusumpula chipanzi chakubala
  • Kusumpula luzibo lwakubala akumvwisisisya
  • Kuyiisya bakachilwa kubala
  • Kubelesegwa kwamibuzyo chiindi chakuyiisya
  • Zyiiyo zyeendelene aabuumi bwabantu

Mikumbulo Mipabi

Tjikulukulu tjinohakisisiwa pazwidiyo wuti badiyiwa bazibe zila dzediya Tjikalanga dzakasiyana siyana dzephurayimari.

Zwakapetegwa

  • Pfumbidziwa kwelulimi
  • Pfumbidza mbabi dzelulimi
  • Pfumbidza lubabi gwebala
  • Pfimbidza lubabi gwekwala
  • Diyiwa kwebasinga tubule bala
  • Londolosa nelingisisa bigiwa kwezidiyo
  • Bunyambi gwekwala hwalo nendebo dzaka siyanasiyana
  • Londolosa nelingisisa bigiwa kwezidiyo

The subject aims to equip students with knowledge and skills of teaching English at different levels in the Primary School.

The subject covers the following aspects:-

Aims of teaching English; Language learning; Developing the listening macro skill; Developing the speaking macro skill; Developing the reading macro skill; Developing the writing macro skill; Identification of errors and mistakes in the corpus; Approaches to teaching English as a second language; Teaching practice documents; The English sound system; Teaching children’s literature; Assessment and evaluation of learners’ work; Textbook evaluation

The subject aims to equip students with skills essential for academic writing; and to foster in students an appreciation of the complex process of communication.

Course Outline:- Introduction to communication; elements of effective communication; general study skills; essay writing; elements of a well written text; editing and proof reading; referencing style; report writing; oral communication; examination study skills.

The subject is designed to equip students with knowledge, skills and positive attitudes which shall enable them to interpret, adapt, adopt, implement and evaluate the primary school Environmental Science syllabus that is meant to make pupils aware of themselves and the physical environment around them.

The content includes the teaching and learning of the following topics in the primary school:– Water; soil, grass and grazing; trees and forestry; crop plants and animals; health and pollution; energy  and  fuels; weather; materials and technology; land forms and maps. 

The subject seeks to help students appreciate the role of Mathematics in the primary school curriculum. It also aims at helping students understand, interpret and communicate mathematical in formation in everyday life.

Some of the topics covered are:-Sets; number; operations; ratio; mensuration; geometry; consumer arithmetic; statistics; Mathematics curriculum and teaching methods.

The subject intends to produce a Zimbabwean classroom practitioner who is musically literate, capable of giving proper and useful music education to the Zimbabwean child from a cultural diverse point of view.

Some of the topics covered are:-

Theory of Music;- major scales C,G,D and F; the stave and clefs; letter names in the treble and bass clefs; note values and French time names; layer lines; rests, dots and ties; transcription—staff   notation and tonic solfa; time signatures and key  signatures C,G,D,F.; scheming; planning; lesson    preparation for music  lessons; game songs; work songs and some music educators.

The subject area’s aim is to produce a healthy and fit teacher who is able to teach P.E. and Sport to learners so that they appreciate the various sporting disciplines.

Some of the topics covered in the subject area are:-

Theory;-  Philosophy of P.E.; teaching methods in P.E.; syllabus interpretation; class management in P.E; sports organization; modification and improvisation of equipment and facilities.

Practicals;- peer teaching; athletics; body management;        ball games; aquatics and minor games.

The subject aims to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of family religion and moral education; and foster in students the spirit of mutual respect for diverse members of society.

Some of the topics covered are:-

  1. Family
  2. Religion 
  3. Moral Values
  4. Religion and Health

The subject aims to impart knowledge and skills to       students in interpreting the Social Studies syllabus as    well as develop an understanding of the complexities of the social environment for effective teaching.

Some topics covered in the content are:-Living together; rules and laws; work and leisure; clothes; shelter; transport and communication; health;   food; social services and voluntary organization and   teaching methods.

Professional Studies Syllabus ‘C’

The component aims at exposing students to basic research knowledge and skills, while at the same time fostering a positive attitude towards research work. Students choose a topic related to their area of specialization and should investigate using an appropriate approach.

The following are some of the topics covered:-Introduction to Educational Research; Action Research and methodology.

Contemporary Studies Professional Studies Syllabus ‘D’

All students doing  the different courses are required to take up subjects offered under contemporary studies.

The subjects on offer are as follows:

The subject aims to empower student teachers with knowledge and skills to deal effectively with demands and challenges of the 21st Century, so as to live productive and fulfilling lives; and equip student teachers with information and critical life skills for preventing and managing public health problems such as communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and health challenges.  

The subject coordinates the following activities:- Life skills workshops for new intakes; peer education activities; training of peer educators; awareness campaigns; counselling services; and outreach programmes

The subject aims at equipping students with computer skills that will enable them to offer instructions to primary school children and also be able to operate in a boundary-free global village.

Some of the areas covered in this subject are:-Introduction to ICT; computers and the education environment; file management; word processing; spread sheet; power point presentations; the internet; teaching ICT and using ICT in the classroom.

The subject aims at assisting students to able to articulate the socio-economic dynamics underlying Zimbabwean history and also appreciate the importance of national heritage

.It covers some of the following topics:-Pre-Colonial Zimbabwean States; colonial rule; struggle for independence; developments in post-independent Zimbabwe; civil education; international relations; entrepreneurship and conflict resolution strategies.

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