General Principles of Teaching Certificate Assignment 1
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Question 1 (Weighting: 9)
List three main branches of the education system with a short explanation of each.
The three main branches of the education system are;
1. Primary Schools – this is the first phase of formal compulsory education. It consists of the preschool, lower and upper primary and caters for children between the ages of 2 to 11. Here they learn the basics skills they would need for the rest of their education. Writing, reading, basic math, basic science and some art.
2. Secondary Schools – This is the next stage of their education where there is more advanced and specialized learning. This usually starts from age 12 and up to age 19. There are different types of secondary schools like Grammar Schools, Comprehensive Schools, Private Schools; the main differences are in how the schools are run.
3. Higher Education – This stage that follows the completion of secondary education. It is not necessarily compulsory and usually lasts from age 18 to 22. Children may opt to go to a further education school and get a BTEC or HND or continue to training colleges or universities to earn a degree.
Question 2 (Weighting: 3)
What professional qualifications are available to the teacher?
Someone who desires to be a teacher will usually study for a degree called B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) in his or her chosen field at undergraduate level. If the person has already completed another non-teaching degree but now wants to become a teacher then he or she had to complete a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education). In some cases they might also be required to take some more exams like QTS or Licensure. Then teachers may go further to earn a Masters degree in Education.
Question 3 (Weighting: 10)
Discuss in about two hundred words the characteristics of the adolescent.
Adolescence is the transitional stage between puberty and adulthood. It consists of the developmental physical...