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EDAS 144 - Curriculum Foundations

This course will familiarize students with curriculum materials and present various strategies and methods for adapting and modifying curriculum. Special focus will be given to literacy and numeracy development and skills.

 

Credits:  3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)

 

Total Weeks:  15

 

Prerequisites:
HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers
HDEC 101 Human Development 1
EDAS 141A Education Assistant Foundations
EDAS 145 Social Foundations for Special Education

OR permission of instructor

 

Non-Course Prerequisites: 

None

 

Co-Requisites: 

None

 

Course Content:
Themes:
- Curriculum
- Adapting and modifying curriculum
Concepts:

- Curriculum
- Integrated resource packages (IRPs)
- Normative approach
- Adapting and modifying curriculum
- Classroom environments
- Goal setting
- Presentation
- Materials
- Assistance
- Representation of knowledge
- Assessment
- Literacy development and skills
- Numeracy development and skills
- Support strategies

 

Learning Outcomes:
Overarching Learning Outcome:
The intention of this course is to familiarize students with curriculum materials, and specifically the language arts and mathematics curriculum. Students will also learn various strategies and methods for adapting and modifying curriculum. A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Use his/her understanding of the BC curriculum to support the learning of all children
- Adapt and/or modify curriculum materials and activities in response to student strengths and needs
Specific Learning Outcomes:
A student who successfully completes this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Identify barriers to learning
- Assess the unique nature of an individual’s situation and learning needs
- Assist in the preparation, adaptation/modification of curriculum materials and resources
- Apply the principles of an age-appropriate, normative approach to individualized learning
- Assist students to meet their personal learning needs

- Assist in the preparation and organization of appropriate learning environments

Skills:
- Think critically
- Think creatively
- Observe
- Record objectively
- Document
- Communicate clearly – orally and in writing
- Listen actively
- Analyze situations
- Use assessment tools
- Synthesize information
- Identify & remove barriers to inclusion
- Encourage and model inclusive practices
- Provide unobtrusive, respectful support
- Use appropriate motivation strategies
- Work on a team
- Access community resources

 

 

Grading System:  Letters

 

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work:  90

 

Percentage of Group Work:  10

 

Text Books:

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

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