Courses Catalogue

Social Studies Field Methods And Practices

COURSE CODE: SST 1303
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

  • Map: define, scope and relevance of maps.
  • Map types and their applicability
  • Concepts of map reading and interpretation
  • Qualities of a good map
  • Grid reference system
  • Measurements on a map
  • Identification of human economic activities
  • Identification of various land uses on a map
  • Map sketching, reduction, gross section and arrangement
  • Photo: definition, scope and importance of photo in teaching learning process
  • Types of  photo, interpretation and applicability
  • Comparison between maps and photo.
  • Field work:  scope and relevance of field work study
  • Types of field work
  • Stages/ phases in carrying out field study
  • Field study data collection methods/ tools
  • Field skills obtained in the field  work study

METHOD OF DELIVERY

  • Field study trips
  • Reading assignments
  • In class discussions
  • Guided discovery

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes