Unit Code: ES100A

Unit Title: Professional Studies 1

This unit introduces you to the nature of teaching and learning and the role of the teacher in enhancing learning. It aims to prepare you the understand and be competent in a range of skills related to effective teaching. The development of competence in these teaching and curriculum skills is of great importance for you since all these skills will be needed. Similarly, the acquisition of these skills will provide a foundation for the learning of more complex skills later in the programme. The unit will also look at learning theories and their role in understanding the learner. Besides these, an understanding of school culture and the part its plays in understanding the relationship between learner and teacher and the whole process of learning and teaching will also be looked into.