Education & Teaching Studies Department
The department of Education and Teaching Studies (ETS) was established in 1997. The aim was to address the problems of the declining standards of education at the secondary school then caused by an acute shortage of qualified teachers, estimated at 10,000 in 1998.
The department will not only prepare secondary school teachers professionally but also those for the primary Teacher Training College (graduates in primary education) as well as Technical College Tutors.
The department will offer Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and University Certificate of Education (UCE) to all secondary school teachers who were not professionally qualified.
The department will complement the services of the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) by offering INSET programmes aimed at sharpening teachers skills through hands on learning and conducting classroom - based research.
The department will up date its long service teachers to knowledge and skills of recent developments in Education.
The department will offer relevant education courses in other faculties where the needs and necessity arise.
To implement both pre and in-service quality training sessions that are aimed at preparing and/or equipping teachers with teaching and professional skills that are necessary for effective school management and producing students that are hardworking, trustworthy and patriotic to the Malawian populace.
Ongoing research activities are covering the following areas of academic staff interests:
- Classroom assessment
- HIV/AIDS and Behavioural Change
- Guidance and Counselling/HIV/AIDS
- Teacher education
- Curriculum issues
- Higher education policies
- Open and Distance Learning
- Continuous Assessment