INITIAL PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Emmanuel Teacher Training College teaches according to the Government IPTE Curriculum, which currently requires student teachers to study eleven subjects: Chichewa, English, Expressive Arts, Foundational Studies, Human Ecology, Life Skills, Mathematics, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Science and Technology.

LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Leadership is colourful. There are so many ways in which people become leaders, lead or influence others. And paths of leaders are quite often not straight forward.

  • As Emmanuel Teacher Training College, we believe that teachers need to teach with commitment.

  • As Emmanuel Teacher Training College, we believe that teachers need to lead from the heart and see God’s cause and aim in their leadership.

  • As Emmanuel Teacher Training College, we believe that teachers need to be equipped take on leadership positions at some point in their career.

  • As Emmanuel Teacher Training College, we have developed a Leadership and Educational Management Course for our students, head teachers and other leaders in the area of education.

The programme has six modules. The total number of hours will be 60-70 hours.

The programme is offered as an extra course within our primary teacher education programme.

Further, the programme will be offered as weekend and/or holiday course for interested individuals and educational institutions. Dates will be announced.

For details about the content of the programme and the fee please contact the college.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND STUDIES

Discipleship

Young adults who decide to become teachers are committing themselves to a profession that is fulfilling but also very challenging. At ETTC we believe that our student teachers need encouragement, commitment and faith. At the same time they need to be willing to take leadership and responsibilities. Together with Life Ministries and Scripture Union, the ETTC is conducting courses that help student teachers develop these skills while at the same time helping them grow in faith and character.

On Sundays students are encouraged to attend church service at their respective churches where they should actively get involved.

Anamed

Anamed (Action for Natural Medicine) is a Christian organisation and network that aims to enable people in the tropics to become as self-reliant as possible, particulary with regard to their health. Anamed works with people of all faiths who are committed to improving the health care of their neighbours, region and country. By teaching Anamed we are equipping our students to become as self-reliant as possible, with regard to their health and to use natural resources for the treatment of diseases as well for the production of hygienic products, such as soaps and lotions. In our Anamed courses we focus on:1

  • Emphasizing work at the grass-roots level by encouraging and supporting local people in developing and extending the skills they already have.

  • Introducing Artemisia annua in order to enable students to become much more independent and successful in their treatment of malaria and other diseases.

  • Encouraging our student teachers to practice what they have learned and to teach others.

Sustainable farming concepts and Permaculture

We believe that student teachers should be equipped with knowledge and skills in areas of farming and permaculture. We have been partnering with SCOPE Malawi to teach our student teachers about farming concepts and permaculture using the tool of Integrated Land Use Design (ILUD).

Energy conservation

Energy conservation are efforts made to reduce the consumption of energy. This can be achieved either by using energy more efficiently or using less energy for a constant service or by reducing the amount of services used (for example, by driving less). Energy conservation is a part of the concept of eco-sufficiency. Energy conservation reduces the need for energy services, and can result in increased environmental quality. Energy can also be conserved by reducing wastage and losses, improving efficiency through technological upgradation, improved operation and maintenance

In our energy conservation courses we allow our students to explore the technical and policy dimensions of energy conservation, energy efficiency and demand response and focus on potential contributions to sustainability of urban energy systems in Malawi.

We look at:

  • Basic concepts of energy, energy use and implications of energy conversions.

  • Major types of energy efficiency and demand response actions.

  • Benefits, challenges and barriers to energy efficiency and demand response.

TEACHING PRACTICES

After two terms in college, our student teachers go into the field for teaching practice. A team of ETTC lecturers regularly goes out into the field to supervise and advise our student teachers, assessing the teaching and the teaching conditions in the field and talking to the head teachers and mentors at the schools.

Visiting our student teachers in the field also gives us the chance to support our student teachers in their challenges as student and assess where need further support of advice.