Flex­i­bil­ity and hands-on learn­ing

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Higher Ed­u­ca­tion -

“The DECE pro­gramme of­fered by WOU has given me that ul­ti­mate con­trol of what I can pur­sue with my ca­reer,” said Jen­nifer, a ded­i­cated preschool teacher who has been work­ing with Kinder­garten Kin­der­joy for eight years.

The flex­i­bil­ity of WOU’s pro­gramme has al­lowed her to suc­cess­fully jug­gle her fulltime em­ploy­ment with her stud­ies and do­mes­tic re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

“ODL has be­come a per­va­sive and grow­ing phe­nom­e­non. In­no­va­tive use of tech­nolo­gies cre­ates more ef­fec­tive tech­niques to dis­trib­ute learn­ing in non-tra­di­tional ways. The flex­i­bil­ity of WOU’s pro­gramme and its af­ford­abil­ity al­low me to up­grade my­self and achieve my goals by 2020,” added Jen­nifer.

With this diploma, grad­u­ates can find em­ploy­ment in child­care set­ting and preschools as teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors. Grad­u­ates who are teach­ers in preschool cen­tres but with­out the for­mal cre­den­tials will now be suit­ably qual­i­fied to teach and can also open their own preschool cen­tres.

En­rol­ment for July in­take is in progress. Ap­pli­cants who ob­tain a min­i­mum of three cred­its in SPM or equiv­a­lent can gain di­rect ad­mis­sion into the DECE pro­gramme.

Those who do not meet the reg­u­lar en­try re­quire­ments can gain ad­mis­sion via the Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Prior Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing (APEL) pro­vided they are at least 20 years old and pos­sess rel­e­vant work ex­pe­ri­ence.

Apart from the DECE pro­gramme, WOU also of­fers Post-Grad­u­ate Diploma in Ed­u­ca­tion and Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion for work­ing pro­fes­sion­als who as­pire to up­grade their ex­per­tise in teach­ing, re­search and ed­u­ca­tion man­age­ment.

Join WOU to­day and en­joy spe­cial re­bates of RM1,000 and RM400, of­fered for the first se­mes­ter to all new un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate stu­dents re­spec­tively.

■ To find out more about WOU’s part-time pro­grammes, log on to wou.edu.my or call its toll-free care­line at 1300 888 968 or What­sApp 019-474 9323.

Also, visit WOU’s Info Day at the main cam­pus, re­gional cen­tres and sup­port cen­tres na­tion­wide on June 10 and 11.

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