Course search

Fill keyword to seek for courses

Mode of Delivery:

  • Online
  • Blended mode: mixed online and face-to -face
  • Face-to-Face
"" class="img-responsive"
1. Rationale
The module is meant to educate you (pre-service and in-service) as secondary school biology teacher with specific reference to the diversity of algae and plants. The content of the module is designed to provide you with a sound background on the teaching and learning of the algae and plant diversity through the use of ICT. Understanding the diversity of plants and algae will help you appreciate
the diversity of life forms, phylogenetic relationships, ecology and economic importance. The module also forms the basis of the other biology modules such as plant physiology, cell biology, genetics and ecology. You will also be introduced to aspects of laboratory and fieldwork. These are enriching activities supplemental to the work done in this module.

2. Prerequisite or knowledge
High school / secondary school exit qualification acceptable for entry into University for Biology Science Education as required by your university. Special exemption can be extended to in-service biology teachers and those with relevant experience in biological sciences as determined by your university. This implies that you should have a basic understanding of plant structure and function
as it relates to the work to be done in this module.3. General Objective(s)At the end of this module you are expected to be able to:

  • Describe the diversity, ecology and phylogenetic relationship of different algae and plant taxa.
  • Describe and compare the modes of reproduction and life cycles of various algae and plant groups.
  • State, describe and explain the economic importance of different algae and plant taxa.
  • Learn the different teaching and learning strategies associated with biology and be able to apply these when teaching the diversity of algae and plants through the use of ICT.

4. Time

120 hours will be required to complete the module

5. Materials

Course materials include study materials (print, CD, videos, online text)
For the successful completion of this module, you will need

  • access to a computer and internet,
  • CD-ROMS, interactive discussions and group sessions
  • recommended text books and reference materials.
  • it will also be to your benefit should you have access to a well equipped central laboratory for the practical work.
  • Field trips for field work on observing plant diversity, the ecology, collection, and preservation of plants.