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EDAS 152 - Classroom Practicum 1
Course Details

Course Code: 
EDAS 152

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:

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.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 130
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 10
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 120
  • On the Job Experience: 120
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:
  • 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 Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
Themes:
  • Professionalism
  • Observing and recording
  • Reflective practice
Concepts:
  • 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
Skills:
  • 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%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 48 %
  • Participation: 3 %
  • Practicum: 49 %
Number of Assignments:  7

Nature of Participation:  Discussion

Writing Assignments:
  • Daily journals
  • Video taping
  • Written critique - reflections, job shadow, peer observations, self-assessment.

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  Yes

Other Programs:
  • Education Assistant Diploma
Text Books:
  • Required - Hobart, C., and Frankel, J., 2004, A Practical Guide to Child Observations and Assessment, 3rd Edition (Cheltenham, United Kingdom; Nelson Thornes). Chapters Covered: All
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