Have you thought about a BEd Honours in History Education?
- Are you a History teacher in the GET or FET phases, a subject advisor or a departmental official working in the field of History Education, in a museum or as an archival official?
- Have you an undergraduate degree or a four year teaching qualification?
- Do you wish to critically explore issues in History Education, have a deeper understanding of this field of study and through your research make a relevant contribution?
If so, consider enrolling for a BEd Honours degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Cluster of Social Science Education.
Why study an Honours Degree in History Education?
- Advance your career prospects – often a postgraduate degree offers a distinct advantage over other applicants when applying for a position or being considered for promotion.
- Personal and professional development – enjoy the challenge and stimulation of exploring your subject in greater depth with the support of a community of your peers.
- Skills development – develop skills in critical thinking, research and curriculum development.
How is the BEd Honours in History Education structured?
- One year full-time or two years part-time
Seven Modules in Total
- Two compulsory modules:
Understanding Research and an Independent Research Project (IRP) in Social Science Education
- The following four specification modules:
Issues in Teaching African History; Teaching for Historical Literacy; History Education through film and ICT; and Problems in Historical Understanding
- One module from any other BEd Honours specialisation
Past Student Comments
“Being a student of History Education was never the initial plan, I longed for a challenge and this is where I found it. A field of current debates around history as a subject and thought-provoking engagement with the need to find an Africanist approach to teaching history. As a psychology major I have for the longest time believed that life has to be lived forward, I now understand that life can only be understood backwards to make it meaningful as one moves forward.”
“I wanted to enrich my knowledge and I use it as a stepping stone to do my Masters Degree”. In explaining what he values about the degree Sizwe says, “Honours enables one to look at things very closely, to be able to critically reflect on such things and at the same time draw his/her own conclusion. That’s the part I’ve enjoyed the most.”
Academic-Dr Marshall Maposa
Tel: 031 260 3546
Administration-Mrs Bongi Mnguni
Tel: 031 260 3917