Practicum

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child, Family & Community Studies
Course Code
CFCS 1242
Credits
4.50
Semester Length
5 week block placement (full-time) or 15 weeks part-time
Max Class Size
24
Method Of Instruction
Seminar
Practicum
Typically Offered
Spring
Winter
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course provides opportunities for students to translate theory into practice. Students will practice skills in selected sites under supervision. Students will integrate and reflect upon their educational, personal and professional experiences in practicum and seminar. Students who complete CFCS 1242 will not receive additional credit for ECED 1183, CYCC 1240 or CCSD 1240.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Practicum experiences offer students the chance to learn through observation, reflection, and practicing new skills, as well as to refine existing skills and give to the community.
  • Field experience also allows learners to demonstrate and enhance their abilities to problem solve, approach situations creatively, and to take responsibility for themselves as professionals.
  • Examining personal assumptions, biases and cultural awareness will allow the students to become good practitioners.
  • Receiving feedback from experienced and knowledgeable practitioners is crucial for good practice.
  • Reflecting on and evaluating practicum experiences with the people being supported, colleagues and mentors increases learning and good practice.
  • Experience in the field allows learners to demonstrate and enhance their abilities to problem solve, be flexible, think creatively and show responsibility.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Seminar/Field practice
  • Observation and Practice
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Observed demonstration of skill/ Field assessment
  • Self-evaluation
  • Written assignments
  • Mid-point and final interviews

CFCS 1242 is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Professional Skills
    • Articulate personal strengths and set goals for learning
    • Establish cooperative and effective working relationships with colleagues
    • Seek and accept feedback from supervisors and coworkers
    • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate their own work and apply professional feedback by changing workplace behaviours
    • Demonstrate ethical behaviour and professional values
    • Demonstrate appropriate boundaries, mental and emotional well-being and self-care
    • Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with people from a different cultural background than their own
    • Articulate an understanding of the impact of colonization on Canada’s first peoples
  2. Work Habits/Accountability
    • Demonstrate appropriate work habits
    • Demonstrate an ability to complete tasks as assigned
    • Demonstrate initiative and responsibility
  3. Cultural Programming
    • Participate in cultural programming
    • Articulate the goals of the cultural programming
  4. Basic knowledge of Agency and Community Resources
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the agency, its values and mission statement, funding source, programs, and organizational structure
    • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources and the referral process
    • Describe how the agency works with Aboriginal peoples and communities in a culturally relevant way
  5. Support Skills
    • Assess and understand the needs of people being supported from a holistic perspective
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the unique physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural needs of people being supported
    • Adapt personal style and language to meet the unique needs of the different people being supported
    • Demonstrate caring, empathy and genuineness
    • Communicate effectively and respectfully
    • Recognize and address personal biases and assumptions
    • Describe a crisis situation and discuss problem solving strategies to support resolution of the crisis
      • Advocate for others’ rights and self-determination
      • Promotes safety of self and others
Textbook Materials

No text required.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34996
08-Sep-2020
- 20-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
20-Dec-2020
Beck
James
Full
Online
CFCS 1242 080 - Practicum Placement and Schedule determined in collaboration with instructor, student, and site supervisor.

Please email abstream@douglascollege.ca to register

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled
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Remaining
Waitlist
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