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About the Cluster
The Cluster offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level we teach Educational Foundations courses: Philosophy, Sociology, Curriculum, History and Psychology of Education as well as Professional Studies. These are compulsory areas for all initial teacher education (ITE) students. In this regard we are the ‘soul’ of all clusters in the School. The Cluster also boasts of a strong and fast growing Early Childhood Development sector, which also offers undergraduate modules.
At the postgraduate level, the Cluster offers courses in Curriculum Studies, Educational Psychology Higher Education and Teacher Development Studies. We teach at BEd Honours, MEd and PhD levels. The combination of our programmes seeks to develop professionals who can competently respond to today’s social and educational challenges including HIV/AIDS, transformation, diversity (including race, gender, class and sexual orientation) etc.