This course provides a platform for a potential leader who aims to analyze and practice policy discourse that includes problem analysis, decision making, challenges, policy implementation, and policy evaluation in the TVET sector at all levels of TVET governance both in the national and international context. The course also deals with TVET governance at different levels, a) a macro, b) meso, and c) micro context, i.e. at national/federal, provincial, and local levels. In order to achieve the above-stated objectives/aims, this course is designed by including the following content areas.
Module 1: Governance and TVET Governance - meaning, models and theories, dimensions, rationale and importance
Module 2: Public Policy and TVET Policy - Policy formulation, policy analysis, policy process and policy cycle, policy for change and transformation
Module 3: TVET Policy implementation - Enablers of policy implementation, policy communication, barriers and challenges
Module 4: Stakeholder Management - Actors and institutions, mapping and managing influence of actors in policy management
This course is designed for enabling students in understanding and applying key concepts of theories of learning. It focuses on the theoretical aspects of psychology related to learning and behavior. The course deals with key issues in the psychology of learning, such as nurture and nature, retention and meaningfulness in learning, cognition and behavior, to name but a few. The course aims at helping students to acquire key issues linked with various schoolings of learning theories such as instrumentalist, cognitivism, and constructivists. Likewise, the course also is a space for discussing instrumentalists learning theories arising from behaviorist school whereas the course further helps students discuss cognitivist and constructivist learning theories. While the course aims to provide opportunities to explore sociocultural theories of learning, it also gives emphasis on contemporary issues associated with the psychology of learning, such as artificial intelligence, neurobiology, and information processing models.