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EDAS 154 - Education Assistant Professional

This is a summative course which focuses on professionalism and on-going professional development. Attention is given to topics such as the elements of exemplary practice, ethical practice, confidentiality and professional development. As students work through the course, they will create a portfolio that showcases their learning throughout the program. Students will also develop a professional development plan to help guide their personal learning after they graduate from the program.

 

Credits:  3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)

 

Total Weeks:  15

 

Prerequisites:
EDAS 153 Block Practicum
EDAS 146 Understanding Learning Challenges

EDAS 148 Exploring Diversity

 

Non-Course Prerequisites: 
None

 

Co-Requisites: 

None

 

Course Content:
Themes:
- Professionalism
- Exemplary practice
- Lifelong learning
Concepts:
- Ethical standards and principles
- Decision making models
- Role of education assistant
- Professional responsibilities
- Legal responsibilities
- Exemplary practice
- Code of ethics
- Values and beliefs
- Ethical practice
- Critical thinking frameworks
- Confidentiality
- Personal philosophy
- Importance of professional development
- Professional portfolio

- Self-assessment

 

Learning Outcomes:
Overarching Learning Outcome:
The intention of this course is to prepare students to work as professionals within the education field. A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Use his/her personal understanding of exemplary practice to work effectively in a school setting
- Apply his/her understanding of lifelong learning to personal professional development
Specific Learning Outcomes:
A student who successfully completes this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

- Engage in exemplary practice
- Follow professional obligations and commitments as outlined by a pertinent professional code of ethics
- Create and maintain a professional portfolio
- Assess personal needs in relation to responsibilities
- Create and maintain a professional development plan
- Identify and participate in available learning opportunities
- Apply learning and development to practice

Skills:

- Self assess
- Identify own learning
- Set goals
- Think critically
- Think creatively
- Make ethical decisions

 

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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