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EDAS 154 - Education Assistant Professional

Course Details 

Course Code:  EDAS 154

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:

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.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

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

This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:
  • EDAS 153 Block Practicum
  • EDAS 146 Understanding Learning Challenges
  • EDAS 148 Exploring Diversity
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

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%)

Grading Weight:
  • Portfolio: 90 %
  • Participation: 10 %
Number of Assignments:  1

Nature of Participation: 
  • Discussions/ online postings
Writing Assignments:
  • A personal/ professional portfolio
Percentage of Individual Work:  90

Percentage of Group Work:  10

Course Offered in Other Programs:  Yes

Other Programs:
  • Education Assistant Diploma
Text Books:
  • Required - Koprowski, S. & Long, C.A., Portfolio Development for Pareducators (Boston). Chapters Covered: All
  • Required - National Wellness Institute, Testwell (Boston, WCB/McGraw-Hill)
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