This is ordinarily a four-year degree programme focused on promoting popular and adult education and the cultivation of values-based transformational leadership. The main goals of the programme are to:
- Build a new breed of leaders grounded in good theory and practice in education and development
- Build the knowledge and skills bases in addition to analytical abilities of development practitioners, local communities, civil society organizations and government departments
- Cultivate and deepen developmental visions, ethical values and commitment to social justice, peace and cultures of caring.
The programme builds on the work and developmental methodologies of Paulo Freire and other similar historical figures and benefits from the rich Ignatian tradition, pedagogy and spirituality emphasized in Jesuit schools and institutions globally.
The first and second years of the programme consist of courses taken on approximately twelve-week basis and followed by a field project. The third and fourth years focus on relevant theoretical courses leading up to a final project and the service programme. The applied field work is conducted in the home communities of students supported by experienced mentors. By the end of this course, graduates will be able to do the following:
- Review and analyse development problems and issues locally, nationally, and globally.
- Strategize, facilitate and mobilize community responses guided by justice, peace, fundamental human needs, environmental sustainability and reflected ethical and spiritual values.
Why Choose this Course?
- Flexibility: sessions are conducted as hybrid sessions during evenings and weekends
- Work-based learning: no need to leave your current work
- Career progression: a chance to upgrade your certificate or diploma
- You join a global network of TFT practitioners
- Become an ethical transformational leader and analytical development practitioner of the future who is grounded in justice and peace.
Five O Level passes including English and two A Level passes.
A candidate entering this programme through this route will complete the programme in four years.
A certificate or diploma in Training for Transformation offered by Training for Transformation in Practice originally based at the Grail Centre in South Africa. Equivalent certificates and diplomas will be considered.
A candidate entering this programme with these qualifications will start from the third year and completing the programme in two years.
First Semester (84 Credits)
TFT 111 Academic Writing
TFT 101 Introduction to Capacity Building
TFT 102 Introduction to Transformative Development
TFT 103 Adult and Popular Education
TFT 104 Paulo Freire in Practice
TFT 105 Introduction to Political Economy
Second Semester (82 Credits)
TFT 106 Introduction to Spirituality
TFT 107 Gender Studies
TFT 108 Introduction to Organizational Development
TFT 109 Strategic Thinking and Planning
TFT 110 Lobbying and Advocacy
TFT 112 Oral Communication
TFT 113 Introduction to Theories of Development
Year One Field Practice During Holidays
TFT 111 Year One Field Practice: Learning Teaching Teams
TFT 112 Field Placement review and reviewing Paulo Freire
First Semester (84 Credits)
TFT 201 Strategic Community Life Management
TFT 202 Global Transformative Development Studies
TFT 203 Culture and Development
TFT 204 Political Economy
TFT 205 Social Business
TFT 206 Sustainable Organizational Development
Second Semester (84 Credits)
TFT 208 Paulo Freire in Practice II
TFT 209 Eco-Spirituality
TFT 210 Climate Change and Conflict Transformation
TFT 211 Gender and Reconciliation
TFT 212 Social Research
TFT 207 Social Movements and Organizations
Year Two Field Practice During Holidays
TFT 208 Year Two Field Practice: Practical Application of Action Research Project
First Semester (81 Credits)
TFT 301 Personal Development and Group Dynamics
TFT 302 Society Studies
TFT 303 Transformative Development and Education
TFT 304 Contemporary Theories of Development
TFT 305 Philosophy of Paulo Freire
Second Semester (78 Credits)
TFT 306 Ethics and the Philosophy of Development
TFT 307 Ignatian Spirituality
TFT 308 ICT and Development
TFT 309 Research Methodology
TFT 310 African Economic History
TFT 313 Leadership and Governance Studies
First Semester (22 Credits)
TFT 411 Field Research and Preparing to Write a Dissertation
TFT 501 Service Programme
Second Semester (48 Credits)
TFT 412 Dissertation
The unique nature of this course lies in its emphasis on creativity and innovation in building knowledge, social awareness, analytical skills and the capacities of individuals, teams, groups, communities and organizations in order to transform destructive development structures through the conscientization and mobilization of disempowered people. The focus is predominantly aimed at community-level activism although it also includes policy analysis and advocacy. Professional practitioners in government positions, civil society organisations and church groups will benefit immensely from this programme.The aim is to build a new level of transformational leadership grounded in good theory, community solidarity and practice and the spirituality of social justice.
Six courses are taught in each 14-week semester. Each course will take two weeks. The programme uses adult education/popular education/continuing education approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. In its teaching and learning processes, the programme recognizes students’ previous and current work experience and knowledge. It also uses codes, group work, experiential learning, work contexts and community encounters and projects.
This programme is accredited by the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE).
Local Students = USD 650
International Students = USD 850
- Development practitioner
- Community leader and animator
- Social justice activist
- Local government leader
We place great importance on work-related experience during your studies with us. We recognise the importance of gaining work experience during your studies. We will offer advice on available work placements, internships, work experience and opportunities.