Practicum

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 1240
Credits
4.50
Semester Length
5 week block placement (Full time) 15 weeks part-time
Max Class Size
32 ratio is 1/8.3
Method Of Instruction
Seminar
Practicum
Typically Offered
To be determined
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.
Course Content

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

  • Learning from experience is a characteristic of exceptional practitioners.
  • Practicum settings create opportunities for students to refine their skills of reflection and adaptation in response to their practice experience.
  • Learning in a practicum setting provides opportunities to examine assumptions and biases.
  • Field settings provide opportunities to synthesize personal and classroom experiences and create openings for new learning.  Learners gain both insight and practice knowledge from field experiences.
  • Observing, participating with, and receiving guidance from experienced practitioners is crucial for effective practice.
  • Practitioners who regularly and accurately assess their performance and who set goals for their ongoing professional development are more likely to be effective in their work.
  • A well-developed personal philosophy of practice is a cornerstone of competent human service practice.
  • Experience in the field settings allows learners to demonstrate and enhance their abilities to problem solve, be flexible, think creatively and take responsibility for their actions.
  • Reflecting on and evaluating practicum experiences with clients, colleagues and mentors maximizes field based learning experiences.
Methods Of Instruction
  • Seminar/Field practice
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.

  • Practice reports
  • Self-evaluation
  • Field assessment

This is a letter graded course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Professional Skills
    • demonstrate ethical behaviour
    • use supervision and colleagues effectively by seeking and accepting feedback
    • demonstrate changes in performance asked on feedback
    • evaluate and articulate personal strengths and set goals for development
    • establish effective and professional working relationships with colleagues/li>
    • manage personal needs in relation to workplace and clients
    • demonstrate mental and emotional well-being
  2. Work Habits/Accountability
    • complete assigned workload
    • deal with time and stress pressures (including keeping personal problems from affecting work)
    • demonstrate appropriate work habits (punctuality, attendance, dress)
    • maintain energy and enthusiasm
    • demonstrate initiative and responsibility (i.e., learning, seeking out work during unstructured times)
  3. Activity Programming
    • design activity programming for a specific population of children and youth
    • evaluate activity programming and develop new strategies for future sessions
  4. Basic Knowledge of Agency and Community Resources
    • demonstrate basic knowledge of the agency, its history, philosophy, organizational structure, funding programs, and personnel
    • demonstrate basic knowledge of legislation affecting the agency and the people it serves
    • demonstrate knowledge of community resources and the referral process
  5. Interviewing & Counselling Skills
    • be versatile by changing personal style and language to meet the unique needs of individual clients
    • assess and understand client needs
    • demonstrate empathy
    • demonstrate genuineness
    • communicate with clarity and precision
    • use probing skills
    • demonstrate assertiveness
    • recognize and manage personal biases and assumptions
    • describe a crisis and discuss problem solving strategies to support resolution of the crisis.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

  • 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
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 2XX (3) 2014/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12934
Fri
04-Jan-2021
- 07-Feb-2021
04-Jan-2021
07-Feb-2021
Hawkes
Lori
Open
Coquitlam
CYCC 1240 001 is restricted to full-time Child and Youth Care degree students.

Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.


This section will be offered in a Hybrid format. It includes both online synchronous components and in-person off campus practicum activities. The instructor will provide notice of the dates of off campus practicum activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
32
22
10
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2340
13:00 - 14:50
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2320
13:00 - 14:50
Fri
Coquitlam - Bldg. B
B2168
13:00 - 14:50
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13269
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
TBA
(Faculty)
Full
Online
This course is open to part-time CYC students by request. Please contact the CYC program advisor (cyc@douglascollege.ca) to obtain an override to register in the course.

Please note that this course is Hybrid Practicum including remote and on-site activities, as well as an online seminar, to be scheduled once class begin.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
0
0
0
0