EDAS 152 - Classroom Practicum 1

This course offers supervised practical experience and involvement with children in a classroom setting. Emphasis is on beginning competencies which are fundamental to quality education, guidance and development of children. Observing development, guiding and caring skills, and child-centred instruction skills will be addressed. Collaboration skills for working within the classroom will also be explored.


Credits:  3


Hours: 130 (Seminars and Tutorials: 10;  Practicum Hours: 120)


Total Weeks:  15


HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Services
HDEC 101 Human Development 1
HDEC 103 Guiding and Caring
EDAS 141A Education Assistant Foundations
EDAS 145 Social Foundations of Special Education

OR permission of instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites: 





Course Content:
- Professionalism
- Observing and recording
- Reflective practice
- Self-assessment
- Professional development
- Code of ethics
- Confidentiality
- Professionalism
- Protocols and policies
- Roles and responsibilities
- Professional standards
- Networking/team building
- Record keeping
- Legislation
- Abuse/neglect
- Professional and personal boundaries
- Think critically
- Think creatively
- Observe
- Record objectively
- Synthesize experiences
- Analyze situations / experiences
- Self-assess
- Receive feedback
- Reflect and adapt
- Communicate clearly – orally and in writing
- Set goals
- Work on a team
- Choose and apply appropriate support strategies
- Recommend/access appropriate support services
- Advocate for social justice and self determination
- Identify and maintain personal and professional boundaries


Learning Outcomes:
Overarching Learning Outcome:
The intention of this course is to offer students the opportunity to work with exceptional students as part of an educational team. A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

- Integrate his/her theoretical knowledge with practical experience in order to work effectively with students with special needs
Specific Learning Outcomes:
A student who successfully completes this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Establish effective relationships with children and/or adults
- Use positive strategies to guide children’s behaviour
- Work effectively as a team member
- Communicate in a caring, respectful and clear manner
- Practice in an ethical and professional manner
- Accurately assess the quality of own performance


Grading System:  Letters


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.