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Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CURRICULUM STUDIES

Introducuction
This programme in theory and practice is based on cognitive and related views, problem solving and learning and the implications of these on language education for instruction, research and practice. The programme, therefore, takes cognizance of language theory and practice in the present and its future developments in Kenya and the world.

Objectives
1. Provide students with knowledge of the philosophy of language education and its application to solve human problems.
2. Prepare students to become experts in language education who can serve as curriculum developers for various levels of training in the area of applied linguistics.
3. Train personnel and researchers who can undertake educational research projects for educational institutions, and business enterprises.
4. Prepare policy formulators, analysts and advocates for language education.

First Year

First Semester

Code

Title

Units

CIM 901

Comparative educational technology

3

EDU 900

Educational research

3

CIM 930

Language study and language learning for ELT (English Language Teaching)

3

CIM 931

Teaching and learning in English language and Literature

3

CIM 938

Philosophy of Language Teacher Education

3

Second Semester

Code

Title

Units

CIM 905

Open Learning and Distance Education

3

CIM 933

Teacher Education for ELT

3

CIM 934

Syllabus design and Development for ELT

3

CIM 932

Methodology for ELT

3

EDU 998

Research Proposal

3

Second Year

EDU 999     Thesis Research     15

  • Full time candidates

Second and third years of study will be spent on conducting research, writing and submitting the thesis.

  • Part-time candidates

Second, third, fourth and fifth years will be spent on activities out-lined in (a) above.

Third Year

EDU 999     Thesis Research     15

  • Full time candidates

Second and third years of study will be spent on conducting research, writing and submitting the thesis.

  • Part-time candidates

Second, third, fourth and fifth years will be spent on activities out-lined in (a) above.

Grading Scale

Degree Classification

 Degree are classified into first class honours, second class honours (upper division) second class honours (lower division) and pass.

 The degree shall be graded as follows;

Class

Mark range in %

Grade

First Class

70-100

A

Second class honours (upper division)

60-69

B

Second class honours (lower division)

50-59

C

Pass

40-49

C

For the purpose of the degree classification, all marks in all years shall be considered unless otherwise approved by Senate.

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