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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
University of Botswana
Botswana Government

General Information





The Department of Agricultural Education & Economics is made up of three units, Agric. Economics, Agric. Education and Agric. Extension.

AEB411: Sociology of Education (2 credits)

The course introduces the school as a social institution. Topics offered include Linkages between the society and education, Education and cultural change, education and the politics of development, dynamics and cultural forces affecting Botswana education system, the role of education in the transmission of culture, social structure and social stratification. This is a 2-credit core course offered in semester 7 level 400 (2L)

AEB419: Philosophy of Education (2 credits)

The course is an introduction to philosophy of vocational agricultural education. It offers personal and intellectual education for teachers, prepares them to examine educational problems and issues more critically, it also increases the teachers’ ability to influence secondary vocational agricultural education policies and practices at national and local levels. This is a 2 credit core course offered in semester 7 level 400 (2L)

AEB421: Research Methods in Education (3 credits)

The course is designed to expose students to the research process; characteristics and types of research; relationship between problem solving and research; methods and sources of knowledge; the research proposal; selecting and defining the problem; objectives and hypothesis; survey research; relational research; experimental and quasi- experimental research; data analysis and interpretation. This is a 3 credit core course offered in semester 7 level 400 (3L)

AEB425: Management of Agricultural Enterprises in Schools (2 credits)

The course teaches importance of enterprises and description of school enterprises. Functions of agricultural teachers. Scheduling of students’ participation during school and vacations, funding and generating resources. Record keeping in school farms. Challenges in planning and management of enterprises. This is a 2 credit core course offered in semester 8 level 400 (1L,1P)

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