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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 3 (5), pp. 226-228, July 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 070913709


Professional Studies in Teacher Education: A Theoretical Framework


Barnabas Muyengwa


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 education.
 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.

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