Overview of the Degree Program

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) programme has been developed to produce competent, committed and dedicated teachers who are much needed for both public and private sector schools in Sri Lanka. The programme which is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka and offered by the Horizon Campus consists of professional and general components along with field practicum.
Course learning outcomes

Course learning outcomes for Year 1 Courses

Philosophical Foundations of Education
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:

• Understand the  importance  of  educational philosophy to the teacher
• Compare and contrast the contribution of different philosophers to education
• Identify the  difference between the  aims, goals and objectives of education
• Understand the different concepts  in education
• Identify the changes in education in the 21st century
• Promote national integration  and social cohesion through education

Informational Communication Technology
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Describe the evolution of the computer
• Define basic computer architecture and operations of a computer
• Describe the basic components of a CPU, its operations, and how it is used to execute programs
• Explain how computing and society impact one another
• Explain the relationship between IT and related and informing disciplines.
• Explain how and to what extent IT has changed various application domains.
General English
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Acquire basic grammar that will reflect in the usage of English
• Listen, comprehend and respond in English in social, academic and professional settings
• Read and comprehend materials such as paragraphs, news items, articles, books etc.,
• Acquire basic skills in writing: sentences, paragraphs, essays and materials such as letters, reports etc.
• Appreciate literary items in English literature.

Educational Psychology
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Appreciate the nature and utility of Educational Psychology
• Identify the features and problems of development during childhood and adolescence
• Understand  the nature, causes and the extent of individual difference and its educational implications
• Explain the importance of learning theories for effective classroom processes
• Link motivation theories with learning in the classroom
• Describe the concept of personality and its role in adjustment in educational setting

Sociology of Education
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:

• Examine the process of socialization and its relationship with education.
• Evaluate the impact of education, social stratification and social mobility.
• Identify the impact of the primary and secondary agents in socialization.
• Assess the relationships between culture and education.
• Examine the role of sociology towards professional excellence of teachers.

Teaching Methodology
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Identify to aims and objectives of teaching practice.
• Develop lesson planning skills and prepare lesson plan.
• Familiarize with different effective teaching techniques and strategies.
• Identify and evaluate teaching learning resources in the school and outside the school.
• Select and prepare learning aids according to age levels.
• Integrating technology in classroom teaching and learning.
• Apply classroom management principles.
• Familiarize with the criteria for evaluating teaching practice.

Electives
English Language
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Explain the importance of English as an international language.
• Familiarize with the fundamentals of linguistic principles and grammar of English.
• Communicate effectively in the classroom/academic settings.
• Evaluate varieties of texts and complete activities based on them.
• Produce meaningful writing on selected issues/themes.
• Appreciate selected literary works in English literature.
• Familiarize with methods of teaching English as a second language.

History
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Familiarize students with the use of sources in history.
• Identify the formation and transformation of ancient civilizations.
• Acquaint with the trends of European social  and political movements
• Distinguish between the influence of historical personalities and historical forces.
• Evaluate the history of Sri Lanka and the main issues and trends of historical development up to the end of the 20th Century.   
• Evaluate the major economic developments in Sri Lanka during the period 1832-1945.
• Identify the major ideological, geo-political and socio-economic factors that shaped the foreign policies of successive governments.
• Familiarize with the special methods in teaching history.

Biology
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Identify the basic concepts in biology.
• Explain the relationship between chemistry contents and life.
• Describe the structure and functions of cells at molecular levels.
• Elucidate the diversity of life in its ecological settings.
• Familiarize with the special methods in teaching Biology.
• Describe the internal structure and functions of human body.
• Explain the different processes within the systems in the human body.
• Evaluate the basis of genetics in the structure and functions of human body.
• Apply the information on genetics in day to day life..

Mathematics
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:

• Develop knowledge about fundamental operations with respect to complex numbers.
• Explain the representation of complex numbers in Maths.
• Illustrate modulus and amplitude of complex numbers.
• Describe Argand diagram.
• Demonstrate De Moivre’s Theorem and its application.
• Familiarize with special methods of teaching Maths.
• Develop knowledge about theory of equations.
• Explain the concepts of Permutations and Combinations
• Describe Measures of central tendency and dispersions.
• Explain Conditional identities and applications
• Familiarize with special methods of teaching Maths.

Business Studies
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
• Identify the foundation of business enterprise.
• Explain the environment in which a business operates.
• Appreciate the social responsibilities of a business and ethics of business.
• Explain the legal forms of business ownership.
• Describe entrepreneurship and characteristics of an entrepreneur.
• Demonstrate the nature of money and its and functions.
• Elucidate the role of the central bank, commercial banks and other financial institutions including insurance.
• Explain the nature and importance of transportation.
• Apply business communications.
• Elucidate the nature and importance of domestic and foreign trade.
• Familiarize with special methods in teaching Business Statistics.
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