Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (5), pp. 226-228, July 2013
ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 070913709
Professional Studies in Teacher Education: A Theoretical Framework
Lecturer and National Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE),
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Bachelor of Education (Curriculum Studies) at the Zimbabwe Open University.
Email: muyengwabb @ gmail. com
Professional Studies is an
important component in teacher education. However, because
of lack of understanding of this component, most of the new
courses in teacher education are being classified as a
component of Professional Studies. This paper discusses the
theoretical framework of Professional Studies in teacher
Professional Studies provides a theoretical base for meaningful teaching. To say one has achieved competence in teaching it means she has competence in subject knowledge, subject application, class management and assessment, and assessment and recording of pupils’ progress. In Professional Studies, students are assisted to develop the all- round competence which will enable them to teach effectively in the variety of contexts they will encounter during their careers.
Keywords: Professional Studies, teacher education, teaching, pedagogical content knowledge, classroom management.