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EDAS 153 - Block Practicum
Course Details

Course Code: 
EDAS 153

Credits:  4

Calendar Description:
This course offers supervised practical experience and involvement with children in a classroom setting. Emphasis will be on integrating previously learned theory, knowledge and skills into daily practice. Practical application of functional behaviour assessments and positive behaviour support will be addressed. Professionalism and reflective practice will also be explored.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

  • Total Hours: 160
  • Seminars and Tutorials: 10
Practicum Hours:
  • Total Practicum Hours: 150
  • On the Job Experience: 150
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  No

  • EDAS 152 Classroom Placement (Practicum 1)
  • EDAS 146 Understanding Learning Challenges
  • EDAS 148 Exploring Diversity
  • OR permission of instructor
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

Course Content:
  • Professionalism
  • Functional behaviour assessment
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Reflective practice
  • Self-assessment
  • Professional development
  • Code of ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Professionalism
  • Protocols and policies
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Professional standards
  • Networking/team building
  • Record keeping
  • Functional behaviour assessment
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Professional and personal 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
  • Apply principles of functional behaviour assessment to analyze children’s behaviour
  • Design and implement an implement a behaviour intervention plan to support positive behaviour in children
  • 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
  • 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
  • Record and analyze student behaviour
  • 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
Grading System:  Letters

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 48 %
  • Participation: 3 %
  • Practicum: 49 %
Number of Assignments:  5

Nature of Participation:

Writing Assignments:
  • Reflections
  • Personal video critique
  • Observations
  • Competencies checklists
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  Yes

Other Programs:
  • Education Assistant Diploma
Text Books:
  • Required - Chandler, L. and Dahlquist, C., 2006, Functional Assessment (Upper Saddle River, NJ; Pearson). Chapters Covered: All
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