EDAS 153 - Block Practicum

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.


Credits:  4


Hours: 160 (Seminars and Tutorials: 10; Practicum Hours: 150)


Total Weeks:  15


EDAS 152 Classroom Placement (Practicum 1)
EDAS 146 Understanding Learning Challenges
EDAS 148 Exploring Diversity

OR permission of instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites: 





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%)


Percentage of Individual Work:  100


Text Books:

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