The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
Study and observation of skilled practitioners provide insight into roles, responsibilities and contexts of practice.
Observation is dynamic and continuous, formal and informal. Observation skills include observing, recording, interpreting and reporting.
Effective observers have clear focus, purpose and intention. They conduct themselves in a legal, ethical and respectful manner. The manner in which observations are recorded, reported and used, influences interpretation of the material collected. Choice of language needs careful consideration, as it influences perceptions and interpretations
Observation of and reflection on the self-in-action are integral to on-going practitioner development. Accurate observation requires awareness of personal values and filters, preconceptions and biases. The observer's presence and behaviour affects the situation being observed.
Competent practitioners consider different hypotheses when interpreting their observations. Their conclusions are tentative, open to reflection, review and revision.
Context and events are linked, thus contextual factors need consideration when observing, recording and interpreting.
Positive change in the lives of children and youth happens with support, encouragement, planning, discussion, action and evaluation.
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ECHS 1125 (1.5)||2008/09/01 to 2019/08/31|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG GNST 1XXX (3)||2009/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to 2010/12/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2008/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU CYC 1st (3)||2008/09/01 to -|