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EDAS 144 - Curriculum Foundations
Course Details

Course Code: 
EDAS 144

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:
This course will familiarise 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.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  Yes

Pre-Requisites:
  • 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 Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  Yes

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%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 90 %
  • Participation: 10 %
Number of Assignments:  5

Nature of Participation:  Discussion/postings

Writing Assignments:
  • Assignments include IRP summaries
  • Lesson plan adaptions (2)
  • Intervention program analysis.
Percentage of Individual Work:  90

Percentage of Group Work:  10

Course Offered in Other Programs:  Yes

Other Programs:
  • Education Assistant Diploma
Text Books:
  • Required - BC Ministry of Education, 2006, English Language Arts Integrated Resource Packages: K-7; 8-10; 11&12 (Ministry of Advanced Education, Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: Selected
  • Required - Kuder, S.J., and Haist, C., 2002, Enhancing Literacy for All Students (Upper Saddle River, NJ; Merrill Prentice Hall). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - BC MInistry of Education, 2007, Mathematics Integrated Resource Packages; K-7; 8&9; 10-12 (Ministry of Advanced Education, Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: Selected
  • Required - BC Ministry of Education, 2001, Teaching Children With Learning and Behavioural Differences (Ministry of Advanced Education, Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - Tucker, B,J., Singleton, A.H., and Weaver, T.L., 2002, Teaching Mathematics to All Children (Upper Saddle River, NJ; Merrill Prentice Hall). Chapters Covered: All
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