The Teaching of Food and Consumer Sciences (Secondary)

Course Code

Title

Course Category

No. of AUs

Pre-requisites

ACQ321

Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum

Core

3

-

ACQ322

Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching

Core

3

-

ACQ421

Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences

Core

3

-

ACQ422

Trends in Family and Consumer Sciences

Core

3

-


Course Synopses

ACQ321 Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum

The focus of this course is on the nature, historical, and philosophical base of family and consumer sciences; integrative focus of disciplines and areas of specializations; the rationale and objectives of teaching family and consumer sciences; curriculum development and planning in family and consumer sciences programmes in school settings.

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ACQ322 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching

The focus of this course is on the principles of teaching and learning applied to family and consumer sciences content. Instructional strategies appropriate for formal and informal settings including specific strategies for diverse audiences will be discussed. Student teachers will develop teaching skills through their participation in simulated teaching activities with emphasis on the management of strategies. Innovative use of instructional methods in relation to current trends is also highlighted. CS: Family & Consumer Sciences (Secondary)

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ACQ421 Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching

The focus of this course is on the principles of evaluation, framework for evaluation, procedures for appraising students' progress in the attainment of objectives. Content includes the construction of a range of evaluation instruments related to family and consumer sciences programmes in schools.

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ACQ422 Trends in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The focus of this course is on topical concerns and current issues of teacher and school and its impact on the curriculum, instruction and assessment of family and consumer sciences in schools. Student teachers will learn the necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to carry out small scale research studies in a relevant cognate area. Each student teacher will undertake a project in a cognate area of family and consumer sciences education in school.

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