EDAS 144 - Curriculum Foundations

This course will familiarize 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


Credits:  3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


HDEC 100, HDEC 101, EDAS 141A, EDAS 145


Non-Course Prerequisites: 
Criminal Record Check Schedule B works with “children” or works with “children and vulnerable adults." Admission to the Education Assistant Certificate or Diploma Program. 




Course Content: - Inclusion
- Curriculum
- Adapting and modifying curriculum
- 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
- 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:  Letter Grades


Passing Grade:  C (60%)


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.