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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